I must admit that I'm one of those who left for FB just because I couldn't keep up with all the forums, as has been said. FB has been a great venue for me to connect with old school friends, hometown friends, relatives I've never known and to meet many new people. There is the problem of having too many friends who really have no connection with but "friend" you because they know a friend of yours, make bears, or want to promote their sites for sales...and that is not just bear people.
Since I left TT my bear-making has slowed down to non existent...seem to have lost the excitement. Even though there are many bear friends on FB it isn't focused on bear-making exclusively and I think that kept me motivated. I will make more of an effort to sign in as often as possible.
I was contacted by a lady wanting teddy bears made from her daughter's debutante dress and her own wedding dress. I suggested she might consider a mohair bear dressed in fabric from those special dresses (sent bear pics) but she's definite that she doesn't want furry, she wants smooth. I'm not comfortable cutting into her special dresses since I've never tried that before. Anyone have any such experience or anyone who might know someone? Thanks.
Thank you very much, ladies.
Laura, I really don't do colored noses, either. They just don't look right to me on my bears. But I always love the way Paula color-coordinates her noses, ears and paws with the fur. I just jumped out there and did it and I've had positive comments about her.
Thanks, Cyndee, yes, a new photo a few years older. That's Pollyanna in the photo with me...she's the Sealyham that belongs to our breeders. She gets to come visit sometimes.