I am sooo ready for Spring this year!
But Mother Nature has had other ideas here in New England. We hope that Winter
has finally taken it's last gasp, but who knows.....
I have been ramping up my sewing and have several new bears to show you as soon
as the finishing touches are complete. You see Betty Sue and her little sock monkey
above. They will be available at the Quinlan show in Philadelphia April 29-May 1.
The show schedule to the left has been updated. The Raspbearies hope to see you
in Philladelphia, Syracuse, Farmington, CT and Hunt Valley this year.
Last September, the Raspbearies celebrated 30 years in business. Coincidentally,
They also appeared in the January 2016 Teddy Bear & Friends with a lovely story.
Here is a link to the digital version: TB&F JAN 2016
Here is a PDF file if you can't use the link directly: TB&F pdf
Meanwhile, back at Rapbeary Cottage, I have only recently started to venture
downstairs to the bear studio as I rehab the new knee. It is still hard to sit for a
long period and so sewing is a bit dicey. Alas, I have a very sparse inventory of
bears and also a few special projects that await my muse. So in the coming months,
I hope to be repopulating the galleries with bears that are actually available for
purchase. What a novel idea!
Have a warm and fuzzy Holiday Season and hope to see you in the new year!
|How can it possibly be mid August already?
It has been a very busy summer here at Raspbeary Cottage, especially with the
arrival a yet another grandbaby in June! That makes three - one very active and
inquisitive boy and two very sweet little girls - all vying for Mimi's attention
with the bears.
Needless to say, it has been a challenge to keep my focus on sewing, but there have
been a few additions to come out of the workshop. Please check the New Stuff page
for photos and brief descriptions. I have a few more bears in various stages of
completion and I will add photos as I am able to complete the bears.
We call this H-E-double-hockey-sticks Week around here!
Also note, if you weren't already aware, that TBAI will be in Syracuse, NY this
year. We hope it will prove to be a great venue and make it easier for many of
you to get to the show.
My show schedule and links are on the left. The Raspbearies hope to see you in
Syracuse, Farmington, CT or Hunt Valley this year! I will be putting my two new
knees to the test this year. Come chat!
|© 2007-2016 Vicki Stephan Updated August 2016
|Raspbearies will be
at these upcoming
(click on show name to open a
window to the show web page)
|Go with the Floe!
Miki, Briny and Suluk are seeking sun and adventure
as they drift with the currents from their home in the
far Northern Pacific
Bears near Bristol
Artist Teddy Bear
Show & Sale
10am - 2pm
Hunt Valley Holiday
Teddy Bear Show &
10am - 3pm
Hunt Valley, MD
Call shop for details: