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Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

Looooove them, they're just gorgeous!  bear_thumb

Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

Beautiful photos and bears! bear_original Love Gonk especially but they're all gorgeous  bear_thumb

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Thanks Becky didn't think to check this bear_original

Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

For us, GJOYful Bears has many meanings. There are a few of our family members whose names are Joy or who have Joy in their name, and the name means a lot to us. That, combined with the fact we want our bears to bring Joy to their new owners, began the main part of our name - JOYful Bears. My name is Gabriele Joy, and adding the "G" to the business name really made it stand out plus I used to use the name GJOYful when presenting puppet shows (something I used to do).

So, GJOYful Bears it is! bear_original

Our business name is pronounced "Gee Joyful Bears" by the way  bear_original

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Thank you Becky!  bear_flower I love making the foxes it's so nice to be back making more. The fur is soooo soft it's difficult not to want to cuddle little Maeko, his fur is so soft.

Thanks again! bear_original

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It takes me, at the least, 1 week to make a small (6" inch) bear, 2 or 3 weeks to make a bear between 8-10" and sometimes months for the larger bears, working on them every day. That is probably because I only hand-sew though, I never use a machine so everything takes much longer. I don't charge for all the time it takes me to make a bear, even though this is now my full time job. I can't charge for the time because i spend so long on my bears.

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I was hoping to go and see it, but not so sure now. Doesn't sound like my kind of movie. In fact it sounds like the kind of movie whose ads show the funniest parts of the movie and the rest is more or less filler lol. I might wait until they put it on tv, that way it will be free and I'll be able to tell if it's worth buying on DVD or not without spending any money on it.

I have to agree teddy bears are about innocence and looking after their people, that is just what people think of when they think of teddy bears. From the ads I thought it looked like this bear and his person still had that bond, it's just that the bear doesn't represent innocence lol.

After reading everyone's thoughts on this movie though, I won't be going to see it. Might go and see "Brave" instead  bear_grin

Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

Aurora the Arctic Fox cub is 7.5" tall standing and designed and made by Gabriele Joy of GJOYful Bears, all his details (including option to adopt him) and over 30 photos are here:

http://www.gjoyfulbears.com/aurora-the- … x-cub.html

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Thanks for looking! bear_original

Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

Maeko the 7" tall red fox cub by Gabriele Joy of GJOYful Bears is available for adoption from our website right now, all his details and gallery of over 30 photos are here:

http://www.gjoyfulbears.com/maeko-the-red-fox-cub.html

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And one more, of Maeko and his ".....vewy special fwutterby....."
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Thank you Jo bear_original

Also now I have thought of this I meant to apologise for not yet having replied to your email, I keep meaning to do so but we've been very busy with the show. Sorry, and I will reply soon - I haven't forgotten! bear_original

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The only part of my creating that is effected by the season is what I make. I tend to make more wintry coloured or fluffy bears and animals in colder times and shorter fur bears and animals when it's hot. It does depend on what I feel like making, but I do love to make "snuggly" kind of bears and animals with longer fur etc during colder months. It's winter here now and I'm currently working on a snuggly "asleep" wolf pup which I believe has been partially inspired by the weather.

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Completely agree Jenny this has been a great post to read bear_original

Don't really feel there's anything more to say but as I'm a talkative one I will say a few words - I love bear fairs as I get to meet new people whether they're interested in the bears I have or not, I'm super talkative and talk to just about everyone who passes by even if they weren't looking at my table lol. I manage to get most people talking and then through general conversation even those not interested in bears will talk about my bears, many sales have come through this but I don't do it just for sales, I'm just talkative hehe. Ask anyone who knows me in person they will tell you I am just as talkative to everyone 24/7 lol.

I do think it's important to look approachable and friendly at your table even if you don't say anything at all, so people don't feel like they may be a nuisance if they want to talk to you (like the lady in Bobbie's post photo).
But as long as you have a great day and meet some new people and share your bears with the visitors, I think that's the main thing  bear_flower

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Feather the Fennec fox is another fox from "The Fox Series" from GJOYful Bears, available for adoption right now at the Teddies Worldwide Online show from our show page at, www.teddiesworldwide.com bear_original

Enjoy the show! bear_original

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If you have not heard of a Fennec Fox before, here area couple of photos of some Fennec Foxes as examples.... they're so sweet bear_original (Please note these photos are not mine and were not taken by me, I would credit the photographer however I am not sure who that is)

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Friday the Red Fox is now available from the Teddies Worldwide online show, www.teddiesworldwide.com bear_original All details and buy now options etc are there, as are all our foxes, Friday is from the Fox Series from GJOYful Bears bear_original

Enjoy the show! bear_original

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Friday with Maeko the Red Fox Cub
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Clover is now available for adoption from the Teddies Worldwide online show www.teddiesworldwide.com All details and buy now options etc are on our show page there bear_original

Enjoy the show! bear_original

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Maurice the Skunk designed & made for the Teddies Worldwide online show, www.teddiesworldwide.com

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Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

This is Aurora the Arctic Cub who is available for adoption right now at the Teddies Worldwide online show from my show page - www.teddiesworldwide.com All details & buy now options etc are there, enjoy the show! bear_original

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Aurora the Arctic Fox Cub, Maeko the Red Fox Cub & Feather the Fennec Fox Cub

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This is Maeko the Red Fox Cub who is available for adoption right now at the Teddies Worldwide online show from my show page - www.teddiesworldwide.com All details & buy now options etc are there bear_original

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Hugs! bear_original

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The Teddies Worldwide: Friends of Teddy Preview/Collector's Choice Awards have begun! Please visit www.teddiesworldwide.com to vote for your favourite animal! bear_original

This is my Skunk creation, who is our Preview photo for the show!

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Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

Oh he is absolutely adorable, I love him he has sooo much personality and looks so cuddly! I also love what you chose to put around his neck it really suits him.

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I just answered this post but for some reason I see my post has gone missing....? Anyway, I LOVE Dougal the garbage dump bear! That is one of my favourite books. I currently have a group of bears I've collected sitting up on a book shelf with that book open in front of them as if they're reading it. It's such a special book.

Love the look of the polar bear that survived the Titanic's sinking too, I find anything Titanic-related fascinating but the bear story sounds so gorgeous and special now I want to find that book too lol.

I don't know about "famous" but I love the "Velveteen Rabbit" story it always inspires me to create bears and animals.

Gabriele~GJOYfulBears

He is absolutely stunning and amazing and gorgeous and and and just everything lol!!!

I have seen one of these at a Fauna Park not far from our studio and this little fellow really does look like the real thing. In local souvenir shops I have seen mass-produced soft toy numbats and they have spots as if they are meant to be quolls and yet their tag reads "numbat?" I am so impressed with this numbat he looks like the real thing and is sooooo spectacular!! Well done! bear_original

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