Hi my name is Alison, but I like to be called Ali. I have been enjoying this forum for quite a few months and have finally got enough courage to register!
I use to collect bears, but stopped when my girls came along. However, I came across a gorgeous bear whilst on Ebay one day and had to email the artist and that is how I met Kim from a Bear by Kim. After a few months of driving my husband mad :redface: , he finally treated me to one of Kims yummy bears called Sandy. :dance: I kept in touch with Kim and after various emails of encouragement and a parcel of materials inc a pattern, I have finally finished my first bear which I have called Toby. :dance: I will try and download a picture (hope this works!!!) of Toby and an anime bear I made for my older daughter which she has called Grape.
I would like to say a big HI to all the talented ladies and gents out there and a HUGE thank you to Kim for all her encouragement. Hugs Ali xxxx
I too have just joined TT, and have been made to feel really welcome. I know there is a lot of knowledge on this site, and for an oldie like me, it is great to access it all. I am not into bear making as such, but have taken up needle-felting and needle punch embroidery, so there is plenty to keep me occupied - apart from my husband, a dog, cat, 3 sheep and a couple of ducks. Cheers from Australia, Roseanne
Thank you so much for the warm welcome - I am having problems with adding my piccy, the best I can do is this at the moment:
I hope you like them - I am making a pink version of the anime bear at the moment for my younger daughter and then I will try a mohair version of Toby. The bugs bitten!!!!
oh thank you so much Catherine and Pauline for your kind words and a special thank you to Veronica for all the help and advice with the piccy and I've only been a member one day!!!!
Pauline, I bought some fabric from you recently and emailed you about visiting your table at the Pudsey Fair with my 9 year old daughter in March and I am look forward to saying hi at Octobers Fair. Tomorrow is the York Bear Fair and I'm like a child on Christmas Eve - I'm so excited my children are looking at me oddly! :redface: I'm after a panda for my collection, but I will have to see which one speaks to me!
Welcome to TT Ali and you too Roseanne Glad you ladies jumped in I am looking forward to see lots of your bears. Oh Ali you for sure, got bitten by the bear making bug Do not worry, is a good kind of bite and the right place for making it better (??) is here for sure I think that your husband has lots of patiences as mine does . Thanks the Lord for that Roseanne there are quite a bunch of very pretty needle-felted bears around. Your house sounds like ours, pets and more pets! Lots of work but, they give so much love in return!
Have a great rest of the weekend.
Bear hugs and Golly smiles .
Lots of hugs, Ali x