Well its about time I updated my blog ! Its been a two weeks since the Hugglets show and a period of R&R, well I say that, but thats not the reality! Time to sort out the admin side, sort through my orders so I know what needs doing when and a bit of knitting!

We travelled down to London on the friday before the show to meet up with Gary`s parents and to do a bit of shopping in London. The aim of the shopping trip was to visit Hamleys , the famous Toy shop on Regent Street in London. Especially the teddy bear section ! Well… amazing … loads and loads of bears… Heaven :o)) All the names you`d imagine and an Artist section. Well worth a visit if your in London. Not many of mine left in the cabinet though :o)

I did buy a bear, a steiff in a little suitcase… not for me I might add a special little gift for someone arriving soon.

The Hugglets show was as always superbly organised, all my bears were admired throughout the day and more than a few found new homes. Especially my small and miniature bearies! I was surprised at the number of visitors and it was great to catch up with everyone who came to say hello. I had been a little worried in the current climate but there was no need and the launch of my new patterns and my book went down very well I`m pleased to say. Since the show the bears have still been flying away so I need to pull my finger out and stop lounging around!

The knitting I have been doing is for … wait for it … my 1st grandson ! he is due at the end of March and I have been so busy with the bears I haven`t done the knitting I promised my daughter Charlotte. Well now there are two little blue cardigans, a hat done and a cream coat nearly completed! Charlotrte has whipped away the finished items and the little white steiff bear, which I suspect she wants for herself! More balls of wool have just arrived but they are for a hooded jacket for the autumn, ahead of myself ? or what !

I have also been busy with this little lady ….

Elizabeth, dressed in her finery for ladies day at Ascott Races.
But my next bear project or should I say projects are more little miniature bears,
and an update for the website which has also been neglected of late!