Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Off to TBAI!

I have been quiet for a while for a couple reasons:  1) I just went out town for a week to Orlando, FL for the annual Zumba Instructor Convention (which was amazing by the way) and 2) I've been sewing my fingers off (figuratively) and haven't spent much time on the computer!  I wanted to let you all know that I am heading off to TBAI this weekend.  This is a fabulous show and it's my third year attending it.  I'm so excited to see everyone and attend all of the fun events!  The actual show that is open to the public is on Saturday, August 18th.  Please visit to learn more about the show.

Each year, the artists create one of a kind pieces to be sold exclusively at the show and to benefit the Ross Park Zoo.  This year's theme is 'Any Occasion Will Do!'  My special piece is titled 'Teacher Appreciation Day.'  I have created a female teacher bear with a little boy student bear.  Check it out below and please share what you think!  (Please forgive the quality of the photo.  I took this shot at night in my studio with little light.)

As I said earlier, I have been sewing my fingers off.  I have created many new designs including a new bird, bunny, and several new bears.  I'm excited to present these new pieces and I hope to see you this weekend!


P.S. If you make teddy bears, I will also be bringing a large selection of my hand-dyed mohair and alpaca to the show.  Each piece is carefully dyed in unique colors and patterns.  I believe I have 17 different pieces to choose from.


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

It will be SO wonderful to see you and Zak, Tyler!! And your gallery piece is magnificent--I can't wait to see it in person!

Heaps of Hugs,

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Your gallery piece is wonderful. I love the theme you chose. Have a great trip, takes pictures, I would love to see them,