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Laure Fool's Gold Bears
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Dilu,

Girl!! You better get yourself some archival quality "Wonkadilly" labels!!! bear_grin:lol::lol:

Laura Lynn Teddy Bear Academy
Nicholasville, KY
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When I started making bears... I thought it would be cool to have some type of item on my bear to identify it.  You know... kinda like how Steiff uses their button....

I remembered in Debbie Kesling's book on how to make Miniature bears.. that she uses tags made out of Shrinky Dinks (a plastic that shrinks) so that is what I use!  I found a teddy bear shaped paper punch for mine...

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kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

My husband and I are both "clean freaks" and need to have things organized - by the way, I am not obsessive compulsive!!!  Things just have their place and it drives me bonkers if they arent where they are suppose to be!!! bear_laugh

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

I too don't want to sign my bears foot . I sew in my folded once into a loop  tags under the arm on the side of the body ...that is about as un- noticable a tag can get I think...it's there but not sticking out like a sore thumb.
I also put a laminated hang tag onto the bear. I like the idea of a photo  of the bear on the hang tag but just haven't got around to doing it yet...There is so much to do and I feel like I am soooo behind.....Winney

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Laura - would you mind if I did something similar???

Laura Lynn Teddy Bear Academy
Nicholasville, KY
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Hi Kim!

Oh please go ahead!  It wasn't my original idea bear_happy I got it from Debbie's book!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
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bear_original  Thank you, Laura - I would rather ask first and not have you get angry bear_original

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Laura - by the way, I bought some shrinky dinks and made my tags this weekend!  They turned out perfect - I bought a whole punch that is in the shape of a tag and stamped a bee onto it and signed it "Kim-Bee Bears 2005".  They turned out wonderful!  I guess I was a deprived child and never had shrinky dinks when I was little - They were fun to watch shrink up - Easily amused I guess!:) Anywho, thank you for the suggestion!!! bear_happy

Laura Lynn Teddy Bear Academy
Nicholasville, KY
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Fantastic Kim!  Oh wow... never made "shrinky dinks" as a child?  You poor thing!! 

I found that fishing line - using a square knot - seems to be the most secure in attaching these tags.

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Laura, you are wonderful!  So helpful to a gal just starting out in this business!!! bear_original

Teribears Forever Classics / Teri bears
Brookings,Oregon
Posts: 2

:)Daphne, I believe the quote is " CREATIVE  PEOPLE ARE SELDOM TIDY".  I'd rather create and be remembered than to just be remembered for having a spotless home and nothing else. Liveable yes, eat off the floors, no.

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
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Teri, welcome to the board and thanks much for the great quote!!  I need to show it to my husband.  VERY cute avatar you have . . . lets see some more!!

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
Posts: 6,568

Teri - Thanks! That's me!! bear_laugh

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