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Lovethosebears Yorkshire
Posts: 1,899

Hi my name is Alison, but I like to be called Ali.  bear_grin  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:  bear_wub   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

Teddy Tales My Teddy Tales
Posts: 523

A BIG warm welcome to you Ali! I know you will like it here, everyone is very nice and very helpful, (there also very talented) bear hugs!!!       Louise

clare14 Country Bears
Posts: 3,066

A HUGE warm welcome to the forum Ali!!   :hug:  :hug:    Can't wait to see your bear, isn't it addictive... bear_whistle  :dance:    Kim is such a sweety pie, lucky you having one of her scrummys!!   bear_tongue

Look forward to chatting some more soon!!   :hug:

Mrs Moo Adelaide
Posts: 2

Hi Ali,

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   bear_flower

Lovethosebears Yorkshire
Posts: 1,899

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!!!!

bumblebearies Bumblebearies
Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 436

Welcome Ali

I went to photobucket to look and they are really cute...I copied, saved and brought the pic here for you...hope you don't mind....Toby_and_Grape_.jpg

Awww....they really are very cute...and absolutely great for first bears I must say!!

Bumpkin Bears Bumpkin Bears
Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 2,190

Hi Ali, welcome to TT, I love your bears, soo full of character - keep up the great work - I'm sure you'll find it completely addictive  bear_original


valewoodbears Valewood Bears
Posts: 6,537

Hello Ali, welcome to you. You are doing great with the bears, very cute.

Warm wishes

Lovethosebears Yorkshire
Posts: 1,899

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:  bear_whistle I'm after a panda for my collection, but I will have to see which one speaks to me!

Bearalive Bearalive
Posts: 791

Welcome to TT Ali and you too Roseanne bear_flower  Glad you ladies jumped in bear_thumb  I am looking forward to see lots of your bears. Oh Ali you  for sure, got bitten by the bear making bug  bear_grin Do not worry,  is a good kind of bite and the right place for making it better (??) is here for sure bear_original   I think that your husband has lots of  patiences bear_original  as mine does bear_wub . Thanks the Lord for that bear_grin  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 .

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 20,992

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Wow, Ali, your first bears are excellent!  What a natural you are - and welcome to Teddy Talk!

momanimallover Taber, Alberta
Posts: 1,795

your first bears? A natural indeed! bear_thumb

I Love Teddies South Florida
Posts: 1,684

Hi Ali!  Welcome to TT!   bear_flower

valewoodbears Valewood Bears
Posts: 6,537

Hi Ali

I didn't realise it was you, just seen your post, I do remember the fabric and the Pudsey Bear Fair!  Hope you enjoyed the York one last week and got your Panda! I bet it was mega busy there as York town always seems to be bustling when I go.

Warm wishes

Carolyn Green Draffin Bears
Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 5,354

Hi Ali and a warm welcome to Teddy talk.
Your first bears are great and now you will be caught with the bug, to make more!


Lovethosebears Yorkshire
Posts: 1,899

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and kind remarks about my first little furries.  bear_wub  I have just finished the pink anime bear for my youngest daughter and am about to have a go at my first mohair bear (for me!).  bear_grin  I am really enjoying this site (too much my husband says!!!! - but hell it's only housework I'm missing heehee) and have pick up some great tips, but I must keep practising the basic art first (mustn't run before I can walk!). 

Lots of hugs, Ali x

RaggyRat The RaggyRat Company
Posts: 1,214

hi ali nice to see some of your work
keep it up as thats a fantastic start - im new too !

cat xxx

Jodi Moisan Storytime Bears
Posts: 1,122

Ali, your first bears are GREAT , welcome to TT

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,895

Welcome to Teddy Talk Ali. I know you will have a wonderful time with this forum.

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