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Tracy

It's been a looong while since I've been on Teddy Talk......or anything regarding bears really, as I've been away from bear making the past year or more.  Been a lot going on in my life, both positive and negative, during that time.  But the bears and I have prevailed bear_thumb  We're back......though my first creation turned out to be a piggy named Gordon  bear_grin   Anyway, Gordon is one of my little ones and measures 5 1/4 inches, made from pink mohair.  He's currently on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … RK:MESE:IT   We would love to have you visit!

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Teddy hugs!

Tracy Meier...formerly Lee......I also got married this past August  bear_wub

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bear_wub adorable Joanne!  Love him!!!

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THanks so much Joanne! bear_wub  The red one is now heading off to Canada.  Her name is now Miss Ruby Red, as chosen by her new bear mom.....I love it!

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redandpeachanime5.jpgredanime1.jpgBrand new from ThimbleBeary Lane Collectibles by ThimbleBeary Originals are "Peach" and "Red", two fun and floppy anime bears in yummy colors!  Peach has found a new mom (who decided to keep the name Peach......I hadn't named these bears, but thought to let the new owner do that).  Red thought she had a home, but that sale fell through, so she is still available today.  Please visit her at: http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/Available3.html

Teddy hugs!
Tracy

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twpreviewphoto.jpgMerry Christmas everyone!! bear_wub  Last night on Christmas Eve, after a wonderful day spent with family, it was time to announce the winner of the Grand Finale Giveaway drawing for Snowflake!  I used a virtual "hat" to randomly draw the name of our winner from the list of entries. And so ******the drum roll please******* the winner is..............Linda!!  Congratulations Linda and Merry Christmas! Snowflake will be coming home to you soon!  Thanks so much to all who participated in my contests.  Sending wonderful and blessed holiday wishes to you all!

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Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone!

The winner for week 3’s contest has officially been notified and posted!!  Congratulations to Linda, who made a clean sweep with her correct and multiple guesses of the bear I was looking for in week #3’s contest!  Way to go, Linda!! :dance:   Many thanks as well to all who entered!  To see a photo of the correct bear, Cherry Bing, please visit the contest page at:http://thimblebearyoriginals.com/Days_of_Christmas.html

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen difficult family circumstances, the contest for week four has had to be cancelled. I apologize to those who looked forward to the contest this week, and I sincerely thank all who have participated the past 3 weeks. Thanks so much for making Christmas fun this year with ThimbleBeary Originals:o) I will, of course, still be drawing for Snowflake on Christmas Eve. Stay tuned for announcement of the winner! Merry Christmas to All!

Hugs and best wishes for the Holidays!
Tracy Lee
www.thimblebearyoriginals.com

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The winners for week 2’s contest have officially been notified and posted!!  Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who entered!  Of all the names submitted, my all time favorites were Holly Noodle, Tinsel, Shivers, Silver Belle, Merry, and Mistletoe Kiss  bear_wub

So now we begin the contest for week 3!  All is the same regarding entry fees, rules, and such, although this time, I'm asking participants to find a particular bear located in my gallery and tell me this bear's name. Here are several hints: hand-dyed fur, green eyes, chubby "bowl full of jelly" tummy, stitched brown nose. Prizes will be awarded based on who guesses correctly 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and how many times the answer is correct for multiple entries! Here's a link to my gallery pages:http://thimblebearyoriginals.com/gallery_page.html

There are yet more great ThimbleBeary prizes up for grabs this week!  Please check out the contest page here:  http://thimblebearyoriginals.com/Days_of_Christmas.html Announcement of winners will be a week from today on December 17th.....the contest for week 4 and the next round of prizes will also be announced then.  And just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve when we will also draw for the winner of Snowflake!


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Thank you, Katy! bear_wub

The winners for week 1’s contest have officially been notified and posted!! Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who entered! To see the winning captions, please visit the contest page at:http://thimblebearyoriginals.com/Days_of_Christmas.html . I have listed the captions and first names of the winners directly under my bear’s photo.

So now we begin the contest for week 2! There are yet more great ThimbleBeary prizes up for grabs this week! All is the same regarding entry fees, rules, and such, although this time, I am asking for 3 bear names from each entrant that could be used at Christmas time. Our panel of judges will be looking for the most unique and most “Christmassy"  names. Best of luck! bear_thumb

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Tracy

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone! :dance:

I’ve decided to do something a little bit different, and I hope a whole lot fun, leading up to Christmas this year.  I’ve put together a weekly contest called The Days of Christmas Contest from ThimbleBeary Originals, featuring varied contest activities and ThimbleBeary prizes awarded each week in December until Christmas Eve.  There is also a Grand Finale Giveaway on Christmas Eve for my little bear Snowflake with his sled and gifts (pictured below).  The entry fee for the contest is only $5 USD per entry and these are unlimited.  Please click on this link:  http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/Da … stmas.html for details on entering, contest rules and current happenings, and prize descriptions and/or photos!   I do hope everyone will enjoy this......I’ve enjoyed putting it all together and look forward to the next four weeks as December progresses, with fun and new contests each week and great prizes to go with them!

Hugs and best wishes for the Holidays! :hug:
Tracy Lee
www.thimblebearyoriginals.com

PS!  The first week ends this Saturday!  If you wish to join in the contest, get your entries in soon!


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:crackup: Oh Karen, you poor thing! Lol!!  Thanks so much! bear_wub   And big thanks to you as well, Bry! bear_wub Your comments all mean so much!

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Bennysm.jpgBenny is a little bunny with a big yummy carrot he is trying very hard to hold onto.  He is created from Intercal's honey tan alpaca and measures 6 inches. His arms and ears are wired for posing and his feet and tummy are weighted.  He has a sweet fluffy tail as well.

To visit Benny on my website, please click here:http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/we … able2.html 

Merry Christmas to everyone!! bear_wub
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Kringle1sm.jpgKringle is a Limited Edition of 3 bears.  With the Limited Editions, I have moved into a slightly different direction with my work, by offering Limited Editions of special bear designs, which reflect an endearing simplicity along with character of expression more common to my original works.  These bears will be offered under the name ThimbleBeary Lane Collectibles, from the ThimbleBeary Originals Studio.

Kringle is made from short honey tan mohair and created from an Anime design.  Kringle measures  6 1/4  inches tall and has brown blown-glass German doll eyes with Ultrasuede eyelids.  His legs are created from red pillow ticking fabric, and his feet/boots are green mohair, as is his hat.  I have sewn a green vintage jingle bell to the hat, and the hat is also sewn to his head. Kringle's nose is stitched from perle cotton and lightly varnished.

To visit Kringle on my website, please click here: http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/we … able1.html

Merry Christmas everyone!! bear_wub

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Ahh......too cute for words!!! bear_wub  bear_wub  I love, love, love the little girl with the pink shoes.....she's so adorable!  They both are, but she just nabbed my heartstrings! bear_wub

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Ringo is fabulous, Beth!!! :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  What a sweet face......and love his name! bear_thumb

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Awe, thanks bunches everyone!!! :hug:  :hug:  I am thrilled to read your wonderful comments!! bear_wub   And you're very welcome, Beth!  I had not ever done anything like that before, and was so nervous, but it turned out to be a great experience.  And fun, too! bear_grin

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Thanks so much everyone!! :hug:  :hug: Your wonderful comments are appreciated so much! bear_wub

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Thanks so much everyone!! :hug:  :hug:  I have added the full story (above) that I had submitted along with the photos to the URSA Awards Competition.  The story is what I was thinking of the entire time I worked on this.....it was fun! bear_grin  I'm so glad those who see it are also getting a smile or a chuckle out of it....a perfect ending to the story! bear_thumb

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ThimbleBearyOriginals-AlmostThere.jpgAlmostTheresmall1.jpgHi Everyone! bear_flower I recently created this vignette of three miniature bears (3 1/4 inches each), working on getting their little blue car to the bear show just up the road.  Poor bear in back, he has to push them up a hill!  But it's all worth it to get to the bear show! :lol:

Here is the little story that I submitted to Bears & Buds for the URSA Awards competition.  This what I was thinking the entire time I worked on this piece (also gives a description of the materials I used):

Three little bears are almost to the Bear Show!  They were driving along, when suddenly, their little car could not get up the hill.  What to do?  Push, of course!  And with one to steer and one to give instructions!  Poor little bear in back is working hard, but he'll get the job done!  This vignette was created with three miniature bears, all from imported faux fur, blown-glass doll eyes with Ultrasuede eyelids, and sculpted epoxy clay noses.  Their arms are wired for posing, the foot pads are Ultrasuede, and they are shaded with oils.  The bears and the car are removable from the scene.  The scene itself was also handmade by the artist and created from a variety of miniature railroad and sculpting supplies applied to a wooden base.

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Sawyer2bsmall.jpgHi everyone! bear_flower  Just listed on my website is Sawyer, one of my bigger bears at 18 inches.  Sawyer is created from cream alpaca and is from a newer design with a short neck and slight hump to his upper back.  For more information, please visit Sawyer on my website!  http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/we … _page.html

Teddy hugs and many thanks! :hug:
Tracy

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Jin3sm.jpgHi everyone! bear_flower Now available on my website is Jin, a 9 1/2 inch panda created from black alpaca and cream mohair.  Please visit Jin on my website for more information!  http://www.thimblebearyoriginals.com/we … _page.html

Teddy hugs and many thanks! :hug:
Tracy

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Peony1-2small.jpgPeony is a Limited Edition of 5 bears.  With these bears, I have moved into a slightly different direction with my work, by offering Limited Editions of special bear designs, which reflect an endearing simplicity along with character of expression more common to my original works.  These bears will be offered under the name ThimbleBeary Lane Collectibles, from the ThimbleBeary Originals Studio. 

Peony's design is 12 inches tall and created from hand-dyed pink mohair.  She has green blown-glass German doll eyes and sculpted epoxy clay eyelids.  For more information, please visit her page on my website: http://thimblebearyoriginals.com/web_st … able1.html

Thanks everyone!! :hug:

Tracy

:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: Fabulous photos!!!  Your hubby did an amazing job getting such great pics of each and every entry.....thank you Robert!!  And thank you Alison for uploading so many to share!  You guys are both brilliant!! bear_wub

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