Sunday, October 26, 2008

Celebrating My Birthday... and the Fall Schaumburg Show!

Hello Everyone!
My birthday was on October 13th and last weekend we went out for a day of fun in the city. Zac and I, along with his brother and his brother's girlfriend, went to the Brookfield Zoo, located just outside of Chicago. It is an excellent zoo and it was a ton of fun! We were there until about 6:00, so when we left, we decided to go to dinner at Dave and Buster's. For those of you who have never been to one, it is somewhat like a Chuck E. Cheese for adults. They have much better food and lots of fun games that you can play! You can play for tickets and try to get enough to get some prizes. I really enjoyed myself, and it's not too far from where we live, so we may go back soon!

This weekend was the Fall Schaumburg Teddy Bear Show. Valerie Rogers of Bright Star Promotions put on a great show and we all had a lot of fun catching up with our artist friends along with seeing some of our favorite collectors. She is going to be continuing with a show in April. Check out her website for more details.

Below are some photographs of some bears that I had at the show with me.
(L to R: Chief Lightfeather, Jin Kai, Topsy Kretts)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Introducing... Neil

Hello everyone! Let me introduce to you, Neil. He is a wise old bear filled with knowledge and intriguing stories. He could definitely entertain you for hours!

Neil is
an 11" bear made of a beautiful gray mohair. He has black German glass eyes and a hand stitched nose. He is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and he is stuffed with the finest polyester fibers and steel shot.

Click here for more information.