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Amanda Pandy Potter Bears
Staffordshire, UK
Posts: 1,864

Hello everyone. My name is Amanda and I live in Stoke-on-Trent, England. I have wanted to join for a few weeks now but it felt a bit daunting with all you wonderful bear artists. I kept thinking I'll join when I get better at making bears, but listening to you all I realise the only way to get better is to share in your ideas and feel your warmth at first hand!
I have just got back into bear making after a long break. I only sell on Ebay at the moment as it is so easy for me. I work under the name Pandy Potter and I have a bear on at the moment called Bruno. I would like to say a big thank you to you all as you will see many of your influences in him. So thanks again and best wishes, Amanda.

Shari Nova Scotia,Canada
Posts: 1,712

Hi Amanda,I am new on this board also but it is awesome,you learn so much and the girls are amazing!Everyone is warm.kind and helpful.You will feel at home in no time and not know how you made it through the day without these gals.I'll have to go look for your bear,best of luck with your auction,your avatar is adorable!
  Blessings and warm welcomes,Shari.

doodlebears Doodlebears
Posts: 7,414

doodlebears Celebration Ambassador

Hi Amanda, A BIG WELCOME from another UK member. Enjoy yourself chatting here with everyone. You will find that everyone will go out of their way to help if they can and will support you through all kinds of everything.


Eileen Baird'sBears
Posts: 3,873

Welcome, Amanda :D

I love your little bear!


SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 21,365

SueAnn Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

A big, hearty welcome to Teddy Talk, Amanda . . . I agree that the bear in your avatar is just tooooo cute!!  I'm so glad you joined us . . . no need to feel intimidated with this group!!  We all put on our pants, shorts, socks, shoes, etc. one leg/foot at a time and everybody is welcome to say whatever they are comfortable with.  Hope you have fun.  Hugs,

Dilu Posts: 8,574

Yeah  Amanda came to play!  Wonderful

I love your a little kid, and when you see him you wonder if he will grow into his nose.  So cute!

I hope you share more with us!


gotobedbears Posts: 3,177


I ADORE your bears - in fact (probably should'nt say this) i am bidding on one of them right now! Bruno is sooooooo sweet.
Blimey if you'd waited until you got any better Amanda we'd all be out of a job :lol:

Glad you've joined us

PennyPoodles bear_tongue

Amanda Pandy Potter Bears
Staffordshire, UK
Posts: 1,864

Thanks to you all. I have just got back from my 'real' job. I work for Slimming World after losing 5 stone (70lbs). The bears help me keep busy and its so relaxing. You are all a great bunch. Its nice to talk about bears rather than weight for a change. P.S. Thanks Penny, you have really given me a boost! Good luck.

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Posts: 3,518

Hi Amanda,

Welcome to the board, it really is a fantastic place to be.

Your bear is just adorable!! I'm going to need to go and do a bit of exploring eBay to find your little bear.

Thanks for coming out from the shadows to say hello, it's always wonderful to see new people here!


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

Hi glad you are here,we have alot of fun and sure do learn a lot too...Winney

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Welcome Amanda!
Your bear in avatar is so adorable :)


millie PottersHouse Bears
Posts: 2,173

Hello Amanda,

It looks to me like you already do a great job at bear making, your bears are very cute.

bearsbybeesley bears by beesley TM
Tofield Alberta Canada
Posts: 6,818

Hi Amanda! Sorry it took me so long to reply to you but have not been on the good old computer for a few days. Welcome and there is a fine bunch in this forum.

Hugs Louise and Garnet Carrick

Chico, California
Posts: 9,939

Shelli Retired Help Advisor, Banner Sponsor

Welcome Amanda!

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