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!
Vicki & the Raspbearies
Winter is coming........oops!
Winter is here....technically!

As Mother Nature continues to baffle us with her whims, much of New England
had 6 inches of snow one day last week and rain with 60 degree temperatures the
next day. And the milder temperatures continue. For those who are traveling
this time of year, this is good news! However, I fear that winter is still coming.....

The Raspbearies are closing out a very rewarding year. Thank you all for your
support! So many of the bears found new dens and loving homes, that the
cupboard here at Raspbeary Cottage is nearly bare (bear?)! Sebastian, above is
one of the few bears left looking for a forever family.

I have been so busy with shows and sewing, that I have really neglected this
web site. Many apologies. I found that during the crunch times, I was able to
post some pictures on the Raspbearies FaceBook page pretty quickly when
compared to updating here. I will be taking some time now to update both
the galleries and the archives.

I have already committed to several of my favorite shows for 2017. I will be filling
in the details of the shows as they become available for online links for you.

Hope your holidays are warm and fuzzy and wishing you
health and happiness in the New Year!
© 2007-2016 Vicki Stephan Updated December 2016
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Raspbearies will be
at these upcoming
(click on show name to open a
window to the show web page)
Still Available
Quinlan  Artist
Doll & Teddy Bear
May 4-6 2017
Show: Saturday
May 6
Clarion Hotel &
Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

July 27-29 2017
Holiday Inn
441 Electronics
Syracuse, NY

(more to come)