Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
I find that advertising is a must - but to find out how much and where..., that the question.
So far I have signed up for 4 issues in Australian Bear Creations for next year , as I´m going to participate in two shows down under. One online show (be my Valentine) and one real show(Sydney Teddy Bear Fair).
And then I have signed up for all 4 issues of the NEW Teddy Bear and Friends Mag. in the US. I´m really looking forward to the new design.
This mag. is going to have 4 issues a year instead of 6 next year - and each mag. will be bigger with a lot of feature and stuff.
Besides these two magazines, I was so lucky to get a spot in the Lollishops ad. in Somerset Life Spring Issue. This had to be a really really fast decision - and I didn´t hetitate one moment when the sign up was released. You have to be really quick as there´s only 30 spots available.
This will be my first ad. in one of Somersets magazines - oh, I love those magazines.
Sofar with the advertising next year - I´ll have to see what more will be necessary. Maybe I´ll be the lucky one for one more Somerset ad.
I realised I had to have new business cards for my Lollishop too. Spend the day taking pictures for those. And for some mini cards too. I have ordered my new business cards and mini cards at MOOs in UK. Can´t wait to see them in real. I think these pictures will look really pretty on my new cards.
Friday, 5 December 2008
He is listed on Bid4Bears for the Holly Jolly Event.
Follow this link, if you would like to visit his auction:
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Follow this link to visit my showcase:
Many bear hugs
Thursday, 2 October 2008
I really liked Bath. Those gorgeous buildings and the atmosphere. Definately have to go back some day. I´m also very proud to announce that my bears now are available in the bear shop in Bath: http://www.houseofbears-bath.co.uk/.
After Bath, our next stop was Cheltenham. For walking again. And so we did.
We walked all the way up the Devils Chemny (from the hardest way ofcourse) - and was rewarded with most beautiful view.
While we were in Cheltenham we also found time for a one day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon to see Sheakspeares birthplace and the church where he is buried.
After Cheltenham our last stop was Birmingham.
We arrived the very same day as the Conservative Conference began, so there was SO many people in town. I have never seen so many people in black suits. Fortenately we had reserved all our hotels from home (thanks Ruth) - otherwise I´m not sure there had been a room for us.
I have never seen any city with so big shopping centres as Birmingham. I could have spend several days in there, which ofcourse I didn´t as my husbond was traveling with me :o)
a shopping center in Birmingham
As you hopefully can see, I have had a wonderful vacation in England.
We were so lucky with the weather. A bit cloudy and a lot of sun all days. People are so nice in UK - in fact I loved every bit of it. Definately going back.
This has to be for now.
I´ll better get back to some bear making.
Many hugs, Tina
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
I´ll let you know all about it in a later post.
New bears will be available very soon. I´m participating in the Bid4Bears artist Power Campaign, and will be listning one bear every week from now.
More about that later.
Many hugs, Tina
Saturday, 16 August 2008
More vintage photos. Haven´t planned what to use them for yet. Maybe cards or in my ATCs.
And a bunch of old wachtes. Aren´t they just great. I will definately use some of the smallest ones for my bears. The bigger ones - I don´t know yet. Maybe l´ll pull them apart and use the pieces for jewellery or something like that.
Oh - and I AM working on those bears for Huggglets. Hope to show you some very soon.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sunday, 20 July 2008
These tiny boxes are some of my 'in between bears' projects. The first one is a tiny papier mache box covered with paper music sheets and decorated with an old wooden bobbin on top. I have added some seam binding, a metal tag and a pearl.
The next little box is also a papier mache box covered with pale pink paper and decorated with seam binding, crepe paper and a lovely glass heart on top.
Both boxes can be opened - great for tiny treasures.
They are both listed on my Etsy Shop.
Many hugs, Tina
A lot of new fabric arrives in the studio these days. Look at those colors - aren´t they just wonderful. This mohair is for my bearmaking class in september. The kits will be made of that lovely pale pink mohair. It´s actually a pale pink with a darker pink tip. You can´t see it on the picture but it´s really wonderful.
This is the new mini bear fabric for the class in september too. Just haven´t decided which of those colors I´m going to make the kit in. Now I just have to make the models. I have them planned in my head - just have to sew them :o)
And all the advertising arrangements for fall are made. I´m going to advertise in The Teddy Bear Club International magazine and the Hugglets Guide for the fair in september.
The hangtags to use on the bags at the Hugglets Fair are ordered - I´m awaiting them every day now. Quite excited to see how they look for real.
Quite a few bears are already finished for the fair - yipee. I these days I´m working on a totally new design to be released at Hugglets. A sweet big-headed little fellow. The first one came out really cute. I have big expectations for the design - you´ll just have to wait at bit to see them.
Now it´s time for some 'in between bears' projects - see next post.
For now hugs, Tina
Saturday, 14 June 2008
One of them is Bodley - 5.1 inch and made of brown sparse mohair.
He has twotoned amber glass eyes and a black embroidered nose. I have aged his mohair to make him look old. He has a rusty nut round his neck. He is such a sweet little soul looking for a new home. He and his new friends would love a visit.
Follow this link to visit the bears: www.tinybear.dk
Have a lovely weekend, Tina
Monday, 9 June 2008
This is a worldwide online competition with over 32 countries represented. The entry was to been representing the country as a competitor or as a supporter.
My entry is made from the fairy tale of H.C.Andersens 'The Little Mermaid' -
please meet: 'The Little Bearmaid'
All entries will be added to TWTBA website and the public votes starts via the website from July 7th until august 7th.
To see more about the competition, please see: http://www.twtba.org.tw/2008_TBOC/index.asp
Many hugs, Tina
Sunday, 8 June 2008
I went on really early before it got too hot. It is really hot these days in Denmark. The summer is already here and have been for nearly a month now.
This is todays finds:
A bunch of old maps in the most lovely colors of blue, green and brown. They have been used in the army once. Some old cake tins in different shapes. Some really pretty decorative buttons, two old broches - one with a little rabbit and one with the colors blue, white, red. And five oval metal tags.
Friday, 9 May 2008
Okay - so now I have unveiled myself - now it´s your turn :o) What is your secret passion.
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
I have just receive a message that I am invited to exhibit at the Hugglets Fair in London on September 14th. I am so excited and happy and proud too.
It is going to be so great and I´m already looking forward to this special fair.
Have to work on more bear now :o)
Busy hugs for now, Tina
Friday, 11 April 2008
My bears available at the fair
Many bear hugs, Tina
Thursday, 3 April 2008
I hope the problem will be fixed really soon.
I just hate when things like this happens :(
My website is available again - phew!!! :o)
Sunday, 30 March 2008
This is Nettie - 4.5 inch. She is sitting in her suitcase filled with old lace, an old rusty key and a vintage thread. Isn´t she just the sweetest thing.
A perfect little vintage decoration.
She has just been listed on Bid4Bears for 5 days.
Follow this link to visit her auction:
Many hugs, Tina
I have just added some new items on my Etsy Shop.
Among the new stuff is two vintage boxes made of cardboard, paintet with creme paint and decorated with vintage pictures and creme ribbon. These boxes are really sweet, and would make a lovely decoration with some vintage items. They also can contain your small treasures.
Follow this link to see more about the boxes and more:
oh - and a new bear will be listed later today. So please come back, to see the little new one.
Many hugs, Tina
Sunday, 3 February 2008
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