Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hugglets Teddy Festival









I had a great day on my Birthday at the Hugglets Teddy Festival in the grand Kensington area of London. The rain was going diagonally as we arrived but it had clearly not put people off. It had only been open for an hour and many tables were already looking quite empty after Bear's had found their new homes. It was a great experience to see all these beautiful bears (and hedgehogs!) in the fur that I had only admired through a computer screen. Fun moments were spent saying hi to various artists, everyone was just as friendly as expected. I fell in love with many of the incredibly handsome traditional bears, inspired me to look at my designs. I brought a fabulous selection of spring colour mohairs I can't wait to use. It was fun to find a pattern I designed for a supplies company called Bear Basics too. I started to work on the head of a new panda today, I hope he will be ready next week to say hi or whatever pandas say! In the meantime come along to Hugglets with me.... Next stop London sights. Hugs, Catherine x

15 comments:

  1. What fun! All of those bears in one palce-I would have been there for days! Of course, I am still partial to your bears-there is something special about the ones you make:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  2. A belated Happy Birthday! I'm sure you had a wonderful time at Hugglets, so much to try and take in! Aren't the Humble Crumbles wonderful?

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  3. What a fabulously perfect place to spend your birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Someday I hope to go to Hugglets--not to exhibit, but to wander, enjoy, and maybe even buy one or two things.

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  4. All of the photos are absolutely adorable. This must have been so much fun. Do you know who made the hedge hog dolls you have pictured. I would love to have one.

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  5. Hi Jo, I do not seem to be able to find an email address for you, those little hedgehogs were adorable. They are made by Sue Quinn, you can find her site here http://www.bearsbysuequinn.co.uk/

    Hugs
    Catherine x

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  6. Hi Catherine. I would love to exhibit there one day! My other half doesn't fancy the drive through London though!

    Do you know who made the bears in your first picture? I especially like the big chap!

    Hugs, Sarah x

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  7. Oh, what fun!!!! Thank you so much for the tour. I imagine you were in heaven! Have a great weekend! xo – g

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  8. Soooo many sweet teddies all in one place...what fun! Glad you got to go... Can't wait to see London highlights & sights! Happy Weekend, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

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  9. OMG Catherine! What a gorgeous b-day you had! I wish I could see those beauties in person, one day! Love, I mean L*O*V*E, the big bear of the very first picture.
    Have you purchased any teddy?? I know I would end up filling the car :(((((
    Hugs, looking forward to seeing your shots of London.
    Monicaxox

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  10. Hi Catherine! I'm back blogging I used to be "For the love of a teddy bear blog" it's a long story but I'm back with a new blog now....I have to catch up! ....Hugs, Jennifer

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  11. Oh my goodness! I love bears but I had not idea that a festival such as this was celebrated! How AWESOME! (I found you through another "bear blog" so had to come visit and sign as a follower! Coralie

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  12. "Do you know who made the bears in your first picture? I especially like the big chap!"

    Sarah, the first picture is the table of an teddy bear shop called "Silly Bears". The huge bear in the middle was made by Sharon Barron of Barron Bears.

    Catherine, I'm so glad you had a nice time and thank you for sharing the photo's with us.


    Hugs, Peter & the Bumpkin Bears

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  13. How amazing! I am clicking to see everything up close...but there's so much! WOW! And Happy Birthday to you...sounds like a perfect way to celebrate! ♥

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  14. Ah, I recognise some old friends here. I went to school with the grey one looking at the camera in the second photo from the bottom (on the right). Haven't seen him in an age.

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