It has been a very long time, but I am back to bear making. I think my last post was 2010! Life kind of got in that way, but I am making time for teddt bear again. I have missed it so.
Glad I remembered this site, and was able to get logged in. Looking forward to reading all the posts, learning new tricks, and seeing everyone's wonderful bears!!!
Good luck with your job and the English test, I am sure you will do great!
I wish I had you here to help me with my microbiology class, I am struggling to pass it for my nursing degree. I really want to understand it all, but the teacher just doesn't seem to reach me. I am not a math or science person, I sure wish I was!
good luck and keep us posted!
Your bears are great! I get discouraged on there too, but there are soooo many bears listed on there now, that usually people don't even see them until you have 2 or 3 days left. From my experience as a buyer, I look at the ones ending soonest, and usually get bored after looking through pages and pages. And as a seller, to be honest, I haven't put any on ebay for a long time, because it seems like unless you are a VERY popular artist, you seem to get overlooked, and I have gotten discouraged as well. And I am not going to lower the price to just anything so they will sell either.
Have you listed your bears other places, like on Bear Pile? just to get your bears out there....
I am sure you will have some watchers and bidders closer to the end of your auctions.... because your bears are adorable!
Exercising a couple of hours before your bedtime can help. Also drinking a glass of warm milk before you go to bed is supposed to help, it has tryptophan that helps release serotonin and help you sleep. Establishing a regular nightly routine helps too. Try a hot bath before you go to bed or maybe someone can give you a back rub? That relaxes you and helps you to sleep.
I would say something about sleeping meds, but I don't recommend them. Try natural ways first.
Maybe some of these things will help?
The numbers like that one 370 S/c is the type of finish, it is their curly finish, it just has a really wavy texture. And that one is really nice for bigger bears because of the length. That has always been one of my favorite type of theirs. The colors have numbers too, but the color name is usually listed with that number. I have never washed the mohair before I have used it, unless it was one that I dyed. I have never used kid mohair, but I do know that it is alot softer than the regular mohair, maybe someone can give you more info on that. Alpaca is a little softer that regular mohair too. To get a good prices to start with mohair, visit Intercals End pieces page. Use can get 1/4 or 1/3 yd pieces at really good prices and that way would not have to invest a lot to find out what styles you like to work with.
I hope this helps!