I've been mulling over advertising this week. I haven't done anything about it yet though, but think I probably ought to as I am aware mine has been woefully inadequate during 2010. In the current economic climate it's tricky to judge where best to allocate precious bear business funds and I'm sure I'm not the only bear maker with a tendency to allow advertising to slide down the 'to-do' list in favour of purchasing lovely fabrics! I think there comes a point when a well placed advertisement is definitely useful to remind collectors a bear artist is still alive, kicking and creating beautiful bears .. maybe I should turn this mull into a New Year's resolution?
Mango Chutney & Morwyn, pictured in Teddy Bear Times magazine!
It is of course, always a bonus to have bears published, so this month I am extremely grateful to Dawn, editor of Teddy Bear Times magazine, for including three of my bears in the Christmas issue of Teddy Bear Times magazine. If you would like to order a copy, or even sign up for a subscription, please visit www.teddybeartimes.com for further details.
2010 Christmas issue of Teddy Bear Times magazine
With only a couple of weeks until the Christmas festivities take over, I freely confess a need to wind down and take a much needed break. After my rollercoaster 2010, I feel as though the stuffing has been knocked out of me and I'm craving a little relaxed time with my family; perhaps then I will find strength enough to make a postive start to the New Year ...
But enough of that, first I have three teddy bears in my work basket, waiting for me to stop waffling on and stuff them before Christmas!