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honeypotbears Honey Pot Bears
Giants Causeway
Posts: 827

Hi all I am new to this site, so I shall have a nosey after I have told you a wee bit about myself  bear_original

My name is Amanda Ferguson and I have been designing and creating bears this winter for 8 doesn't time fly!

I am married to Ian and we have two children Heather 13 and Joe 8.We live on the Antrim Coastline, 5 miles from the Giants Causeway. I am surrounded by countryside, mountains and the best thing of all many miles of golden sandy beaches.My beach looks out to Donegal and is a beautiful place of inspiration and often my bear designs have come to fruition from spending time their. Even on a blustery day the Atlantic Ocean blows the cobwebs away.

Oh I hit 39 in the next few months   bear_ermm  mind you hubby hits 40 sooner than me  bear_grin  I have just started to make smaller bears down to around 4" but I much prefer to make around 6" not so hard on the eyes and fingers  bear_wacko

I do hope you will pop by the site and take a look around. If you do pop on let me know if it's easy to navigate as I have one collector who cannot enter the site, I have told her to click the cottage and it even tells you to click the cottage but still she is unable to enter.....I don't know what else to tell her to do....if anyone else has problems would they let me know?

Beary hugs Mandie

Gantaeno Je Suis Lugly!
Posts: 1,065

Heya Mandie!  Welcome!

I'm relatively new too (about 3 months in?) and i can tell you this is a great place to be bear_original  I do like your website, and I'm sure I've seen that door entry before... I must have been on your site in the past!  Don't worry, I could get into your cottage fine ;)

Have fun!

honeypotbears Honey Pot Bears
Giants Causeway
Posts: 827

Oh fabulous. Thanks for taking the time to look  bear_original I was thinking I was going mad with that cottage photo....but if you can get in then my collector is doing something very wrong  bear_whistle

Hugs Mandie

valewoodbears Valewood Bears
Posts: 6,537

Hi Mandie, lovely to see you here!!  Its a great site you will love it.

Speak to you soon

Warm wishes

honeypotbears Honey Pot Bears
Giants Causeway
Posts: 827

Hi Pauline  bear_original  you will be pleased to know I have nearly finished a bear and I will be using one of your crochet dresses on her. It's only taken me around 6 months bear_whistle I work part-time now so I don't get as much time to make as I use to.

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Mandie xx

Cat Gabriel Cat Gabriel Crafts
Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 923

Welcome to Teddy Talk Mandie, you will love it here!  Your bears are very sweet  bear_wub

chris009av Real Deal Bears
Posts: 2,234

Welcome to TT Mandie,  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:
Have loads of fun  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:

Lovethosebears Yorkshire
Posts: 1,899

Hi Mandie, glad you found it - welcome to TT!  bear_flower

This site is so great, you will be fighting Heather for the computer (I know I'm always bribing my Hannah to get off!!!)

Look forward to seeing piccies of your new bear.

Hugs Ali x

p.s. I have no problem entering your website - just leaving it  bear_grin

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 21,370

SueAnn Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

Big welcome to Teddy Talk, Mandie . . . so glad you joined the fun here!  I successfully entered your cottage door and found very lovely teddies to greet me - your work is grand!

lapousmor Sophie Z'Ours
Sarthe, France
Posts: 2,770

Welcome on TT, Mandie!

This is a great place to be. Lots of friendly people, lots of beautiful photos of everybody's critters, lots of precious advices, and much more!

Just a warning though: this place is very addictive, so keep an eye on the clock!


Beary hugs,

I Love Teddies South Florida
Posts: 1,684

hi and welcome!  bear_flower

Alexis Lexsomnia Bears
Posts: 123

Hi Mandie,
I am new to the site too...Just been here a couple of days...WELCOME! Your bears are adorable...Bobby is my new boyfriend  bear_tongue ...Also tell your collector to go to internet options and delete the browsing history. Usually this will reset the pages and then hopefully they can get in ...HTH!  :hug:

ruth Flutter-By Bears
Posts: 870

Hi Mandie , I am also a relative newbie ! Loved Bobby on your site ; I thought it was cute to "knock at the door" !
You will definitely enjoy it here  bear_smile
Ruth  bear_flower

Tami E Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears
Milford Ohio
Posts: 2,367

Welcome Mandie and  your adorable bears!

Aleta - The Silly Bear The Silly Bear
Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,119

Hi Mandie,  bear_flower
Welcome to TT!! 

Warmest bear hugs,  :hug:

honeypotbears Honey Pot Bears
Giants Causeway
Posts: 827

Hi all, sorry I have not been on to say thank you...we are house hunting and I work on a Saturday so don't get a lot of time at the weekend.  bear_sad I am normally around during the week apart from term time when I work part-time during the's all go isn't it! Thanks for all taking the time to look at the site too, I don't know why that particular collector has a problem it could be AOL but then I can't see how when others on my mailing list are AOL too...ho hum...things are set to try us peeps  bear_innocent

Beary hugs Amanda

Carolyn Green Draffin Bears
Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 5,354

Welcome to Teddy talk Mandie.
I visited your very lovely website and enjoyed looking at your beautiful bears.
Best of luck with your house hunting.


Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,897

Welcome to TT Mandie. I know you will have a great time here with this forum.

grande_seve La B├ęgude de Mazenc
Posts: 5

I'm new here & and have a great pleasure with your bears... bear_thumb
Don't worry, I could get into your cottage easily !
I liked it so much... your  bear_original are so cute  !!
I hope seing you too by here soon...

Marion Acid Attic Bears
Posts: 2,284

Welcome back Mandie !  :hug:
I've missed your lovely bears !

Chico, California
Posts: 9,939

Shelli Retired Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

A very warm welcome to you!!   bear_flower

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Oh I'm sorry for very late post. ...... I just wanted to say I love your tiny bears !!!!
They are perfectly cute !!!  bear_wub  bear_wub

Welcome back Mandie !!!


patsylakebears Patsy Lake Bears
Posts: 3,442

A warm welcome to TT

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