So here we are, already it's Monday morning and the Teddies 2009 show is now no more than a memory. Ah, but such a memory! There were happy smiling faces aplenty as visiting collectors enjoyed the fabulous array of bears on offer yesterday. Many went home clutching precious bags bursting with teddy bears, their queue to enter the hallowed halls of Kensington Town Hall, well rewarded.
My stand in Hall 2 at the opening of the 'Teddies 2009' show
As usual, my show day in Hall 2 was spent chatting and laughing from start to finish. Aside from the business of selling bears, catching up with friends old and new at shows is something all we bear makers enjoy. I had a lovely time hearing news from friends who had travelled from around the world to visit the show, some to exhibit, others to collect and somehow, between each those conversations, my bears and dolls flirted with collectors across the aisles and secured themselves caring new homes! Dear old Pumpkin wasn't quite so fortunate - he was perched on the highest shelf and watched anxiously as his pals on the lower levels hopped excitedly into new bags and into the hearts of their new owners. I'm sure Pumpkin will soon find someone very special to adopt him, but in the meantime, it's lovely to have him keeping me company in my workroom!
Pumpkin is hoping to find his special someone very soon!