Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A flying start to 2011!!!!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!  I have just seen the list of winners for the 2011 TOBY Industry's Choice Awards and you could have knocked me down with a feather when I read my name on the list!!!!!!

Lonesome, a 2011 TOBY INDUSTRY'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

After much procrastination in the final weeks of November last year, I finally decided to participate and chose to enter one of my 'Careworn Collection' designs because this style of bear represented a new direction for me during 2010.  I also decided to try the 'small bear/undressed' category and hey presto, much to my surprise and delight 'Lonesome' has scooped a nomination!  

It's been such a difficult few months, so this recognition has really helped to give my spirits a boost and for that, I am very, very grateful.

Hey Dad, this one's for you x

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Paola! I'm just enchanted with your bear, he is so sweet!
    Hugs, Irina

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  2. Well done Paula, Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations Paula, what a thrill for you.
    Hugs Kay

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  4. Wonderful, Paula. A sweet bear!

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  5. Congratulations, Paula! This is so so amazing and I'm incredibly happy for you!
    Lonesome is a great bear, such clear shapes and a sweet look :)
    You deserve it!
    Zhanna

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  6. Beatirx is so proud of you and her wee brother for doing so well

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  7. Congratulations Paula! He's such a gorgeous little fellow. Yay!

    Mini Hugs,
    Ruth

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  8. Congratulations Paul. He's a beautiful little chap.

    Pat xx

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  9. Congratulations Paula! So glad you won. Lonesome is a very beautiful bear, well deserving.

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  10. Eep, hurray and bravo! I am so, so glad you got the TOBY for this bear. This bear is the one I like most of all from all your bears and so I think the jury has done a terrific job! And how absolutely wonderful to win it now, after the last couple of months which were so difficult for you :) Hugs, Ellen

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  11. congratulations Paula. we are proud of you.
    hugs, susana

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  12. I am just so thrilled for you. I must say that he is my favourite of all your Bears, just everything about him is perfect. Congratulations, I am sure your Dad is smiling and feeling very proud. Catherine xx

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  13. Gosh, I'm overwhelmed! Thank you all so much for your kind comments, it has been so lovely to hear from you xxx

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