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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - handmade collectors artist teddy bears
    before appearing on this site Pelirrojo 15th July 2006 We had a wonderful time at the Nottingham open we saw Andy Murray The Open was won by Richard Gasquet France The studio move is complete and Maria is now settled into her new studio What a lot of stuff she had accumulated It took ages to move everything sort out the furniture etc There is slightly less display space but much more storage space available Today we took the opportunity to do a stock take and to reconcile the web site to the stock in the studio this also takes into account a number of bears adopted in the past 4 weeks Maria also retired some editions as she no longer has enough of the fur to finish them We also found a couple of bears that we thought had been adopted Maria has also made a number of new bears which I photographed today I will post them tomorrow Previously marked as not available now available Pecan and Dottie Available but not yet made Babe Cuthbert Kettle and Sven Retired Abigail Edward Havacska Katz Leon Mustard Pom pom Scraggy Sprouts Teal and Vanya No Longer Available Cranbeary Cookie Crumble Donatell Donatella Franklin Freckle Gaelic Coffee Henry Junior Hoboken Moth Mulbeary Polka Shamrock Tea lady Velvet and Wisteria Adopted by Maria Rockefeller 17th June 2006 After a very successful festival we are ready for a rest Next week we are going to the Nottingham Open and the following week we are moving studio not far just to the other side of the Farmhouse The studio will be closed from Monday 19th June to Saturday 1st July We will re open on Sunday 2nd July New Editions Velvet Matilda Gaelic Coffee and Nettle Adopted before appearing on this site Tilly and Gary No longer available Penn Parker Pecan Alistair and Pringle 17th June 2006 News of the blue tits they successfully reared 6 chicks and have flown the nest The picture on the left shows them shortly before they flew as you can see they have grown and are almost the size of their parents On the right is a picture of most of the studio artists holding the helium balloons that we put out each day of the festival From left to right they are Lora Claire Mandy Maria Tas and Jo 8th June 2006 The Festival today was very busy we put up helium balloons to guide people to the Studio Artists and found that many more people than normal came down the the visitor centre Claire has been taking photos of the Blue Tits and you can follow their progress on her blog Claire s blog 29th May 2006 Post 2 And these pictures were taken today as you can see she has chicks We can still see one un hatched egg but the chicks are difficult to count I have definitely seen six and possibly eight The picture on the right is the male bringing food caterpillars

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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - handmade collectors artist teddy bears
    a very successful bear fair there was a Spot the Bear competition which encouraged visitors to see the whole of Patchings The winner will be drawn tomorrow the winners name will appear on this site New editions Stripe Silver Dottie Freckle Shamrock Annabelle Annette Alistair and Andrew No longer available Nolita Tallulah Burton Pumpernickel Wooster Seth Bloomingdale Madison Washington Ellis Liberty Mishko 7th August 2005 John has been very busy for the summer and so this update is well overdue sorry We had a record festival this year more visitors than ever The exhibition at Rufford Art Centre went well and we are now gearing up for the Nottingham Bear Fair As if she did not have enough to do Maria has been experimenting with some trolls see the pictures here Claire has got a job and left home heaven be praised She has moved to Galway to take up a post doctorate position at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science part of the National University of Ireland As her apartment has a spare bedroom we look upon it not so much as losing a daughter but gaining a holiday home There are cheap flights available between Nottingham East Midlands Airport and Shannon so she will be coming home frequently if you want to see her then ask Maria as we will know her schedule New editions Aran No longer available SoHo Choco Crocus Harlem Newark Tribeca Brooklyn Astor Samuel Mignon Adopted before appearing on the web site George II Mignette 30th May 2005 Maria has spent 9 weeks so far in New York and whilst there she made loads of bears as the list below shows You can track Wilbeary and Maria s travels in Wilbeary s blog She also is exhibiting in a Textile Artist exhibition at

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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - handmade collectors artist teddy bears
    holiday as it covered both Maria s and John s 50th birthdays as well as their 27th wedding anniversary They have had a couple of wonderful holidays pictures of Pisti in Budapest and Huey working with pastels under the guidance of Jenny Keal will be up soon Maria is busy preparing for the show at Alexandra Palace next weekend We look forward to seeing some of our regulars there New editions Chantilly Cranberry Cookie Putney Truffle Murphy Oliver Mulbeary Tennyson Kapok Myrtle No longer available Paprika Tootsie Sadie Beano Elliot Pooch Francesco Baby Blue Greenwich Adopted before appearing on the web site Terence James George James McTavish Shelley Cassis Tiffin Kerrie 1st August 2004 We have had a good summer I have been very busy and I must apologise for the lack of site updates I will attempt to rectify over the rest of the year I have several pictures from bear courses and of commissions Maria has undertaken These will be appearing over the next week New editions Greenwich Kettle Francesco Lucia Tulip Beano Ferdinand Paprika Major Tootsie No longer available Dusty Pistachio Bumble Giles Róisín Joki Buddy Grimsby Moss Snuffles Mustard s eed Edwin Adopted before appearing on the web site Kakao Jack Daniel Debbie 25th May 2004 The bear fair was a great success we look forward to the August one However for now our sights are firmly set on the Patchings Festival New editions Dougal Mi Mi Grimsby Pooch Parker Baby Blue Ziegfeld No longer available Snowball Adopted before appearing on the web site Viola Wilberforce 28th March 2004 The Nottingham Bear Fair is now fully booked we have 16 exhibitors including Charlies Fur and Fabrics New editions Snuffles Snowball Napoleon Trixie Fifi Becky No longer available Hattie Peaseblossom Imp Christmas Belle Adopted before appearing on

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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - handmade collectors artist teddy bears
    for the occasion We look forward to seeing you all over the next 4 days There are also some new pictures in all of the galleries New bears Peppercorn Spice Mustard Cromwell Dijon Ruta Joki Chapa Gregory Kimi and Sho Fang No longer available Vanilla Lu lu Murray and Jai ji 21st May 2003 New bear Louie Adopted before the site was updated Custard Cream 20th May 2003 New bears Edward Fred and Ginger 19th May 2003 We have put up a new gallery photos you have sent in No longer available Sebastian 14th May 2003 Well the festival is almost upon us Everyone is rushing around getting those last minute arrangements made As it is the 10th Anniversary festival then there is lots going on Find out more No longer available Gentle 7th May 2003 New bears Jeffrey Vanya Benedict and Murray No longer available Biscuit Green Ginger Hagrid and Griswold 24th April 2003 It was a very quiet bear fair maybe Easter Sunday is not a good day for fairs Regular studio visitors will know that I feed and watch the birds that visit our farmhouse garden Spotted over the weekend were House Sparrow Dunnock Wren Robin Greenfinch Goldfinch Chaffinch Blue Tit Great Tit Coal Tit Blackbird Magpie Starling Greater Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch It also looks like our nesting box is being occupied by a pair of Blue Tits Adopted before the site was updated Bernard No longer available Spinach Gloria Crispin and Posie 19th April 2003 We have a number of young rabbits eating our flowers in the Farmhouse garden Here is a picture of one of them enjoying the sunshine last Sunday Maria has been busy making new bears ready for the bear fair tomorrow New bears Ozzy Buddy Daisy Wolf Hagrid and Gloria No

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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - handmade collectors artist teddy bears
    Green Ginger went on a painting course in Wales with David Bellamy again story and pictures to follow soon New bears Blush Dermot Eric Lil Blue Oddjob and Sprouts No longer available Sasha Pierre Magnus Bailey Bran Tian Tian Dempsey and Yan Yan 23 June 2002 New bears Tip and Top and Bruno 20 June 2002 New bear Festival Adopted before the site was updated Grad No longer available Citrus Blue and Bluebeary Candy 18 June 2002 The Festival is now over and lots of bears have new homes The debris is all cleared away and things are getting back to normal Maria has a couple of commissions to work on and she will then be working on some new bears ready for the August Bank Holiday bear fair 14 June 2002 The first two days of the Festival have gone very well A record number of people have been round Quite a few bears have found new homes No longer available Sweetheart Scrap Duncan Cub and Lemon Drop 8 June 2002 Claire has been working hard at a new beadwork section the first pages are now live so check them out and let us know what you think Claire will be expanding this section over the next few weeks The marquees are all up for the festival the bunting is being put up and Patchings is looking very colourful we are all hoping for good weather 5 June 2002 New bears Citrus Blue Cub Farthing Sam and Spit Adopted before the site was updated Port 24 May 2002 Our walking bear front page now carries a Union Flag to celebrate the Queen s Golden Jubilee No longer available Tomkin Sable and Parkin 16 May 2002 We have added more elf pictures to the elves page 12 May 2002 We are delighted to announce that last night Claire s bead work was judged Overall Winner of The Beadworkers Guild Challenge 2002 and Best in Category Sculptural 3 dimensional or free standing The theme was New for Old Claire based her work on woodland plants and creatures growing on a piece of wood Here are two pictures of her work click on the pictures for a larger copy All these pictures are copyright 2002 Claire Crouchley Please ask for permission before using them 9 May 2002 We finally have a picture of the first two elves for you see Maria has made five so far and will photograph them when she can find some better weather 8 May 2002 Maria has made some wonderful mischievous elves Photos are being taken today so you will be able to see them tomorrow with luck The last Tiggy sold over the weekend Spot and Dot yesterday and Tudor today No longer available Tiggy Spot and Dot and Tudor 28 April 2002 April is nearly over the trees are all in blossom and the good weather is on the way Maria has been busy trying new ideas out so keep an eye out for wonderful

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  • C & M's Bearhugs News - 2001
    that we can now offer books in association with Amazon Watch this space for a new bookshop section coming soon 9th August 2001 Jason and Norris went to loving homes during the past few days 1st August 2001 Todd Tyler Ruff Jason Henry and Etta Strawbeary Smoothie Waif and Stray and Xander have been added to our hug Alex Rush Sid Henry and Etta Tyler and Parsley have sold out 9th July 2001 Tranquility and Treacle Toffee sold out at the weekend 26th June 2001 The last Ling Tou found a new home today 24th June 2001 We had a wonderful festival Maria unveiled several new bears Elena Mandarin Monroe Morgan Parsley and Ruskin Maria also took this opportunity to show the porcelain dolls that she has been working on We had quite a few more visitors than last year The Patchings textile artists Maria Mandy and Jo had a stand in the Textiles marquee as well as manning the Farmhouse studios Gregor Lizzie Charlie Bruce Nora Flora Elena and Wist have all found new homes and are no longer available 14th June 2001 Perdita found a new home Bradley was chosen by our Bru Jumeau doll and we cannot get any more of the fabric for Maximillian so we have reduced his edition limit to two 10th June 2001 Claire s results are out she obtained an upper second class honours degree in Applied Biochemistry We are very proud of her The last Blizzard has left us for a new home 2nd June 2001 Maria has been busy preparing for the Art Festival less than two weeks to go She has added several new bears to her range Faolân Flora Hamish Nora Norris Perdita Rush and Standing Bear Maria has recently been enjoying herself She has got together with Mandy who is the silk artist in the next studio to see if the dying techniques that Mandy uses on her dévore scarves could be applied to mohair or alpaca The results of these experiments have been rather spectacular and the first bears made from these fabrics are Sid Bluebeary Candy and Raspbeary Candy I think we can expect to see more of these wonderful colours The last Rodney Oscar and Hamish have all found new homes Hamish went as soon as he was made 14th May 2001 Added comments form to the site 6th May 2001 Lizzie a sweet little girl bear has been added to our hug and the last Keiko went to a new home today 28th April 2001 George sold out yesterday Bruce and Ling Tou have been added to our hug Claire has also updated the About Us page 24th April 2001 We had a very successful bear fair on Easter Monday and several orders and course booking following on from the fair Polo Sage Edison Scott all sold out 31st March 2001 We have several new additions to our hug Bai Yun Lemon Drop Marylin Tian Tian Wist and Yum Yum Sheehan is also

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  • News0010_0012
    Vanilla Fudge went to a new home today so did the last Arctic We went to Ted s Place Too on Saturday to see what they had and to get some more fur fabric There was lots to choose from Today we spent the whole day decorating the studio ready for the Christmas market we had lights baubles and tinsel everywhere We even got a tree and lights for the miniature bears 17th November 2000 Only a week to go to the Christmas Market Much excitement and preparation Maria was making the last in the edition of Arctic preparing him for a new home in January and she was just fastening the last leg on when she realized the she had made two right legs After much searching and calling round we finally located enough fur for another leg at the very bottom of Maria s fur chest Arctic was very pleased as he did not fancy hobbling round on three legs The last Archie went to a new home about a week ago Maria is now busy designing some new bears for next year 8th November 2000 Maria has now designed the panda to be used as the pattern for the course called Chinese Jade From now until the end of December we are introducing a discount of 10 not including p p on all sales though the web site This is to coincide with the review of our web site in the December edition of Teddy Bear Times 5th November 2000 We had a very quiet bear fair the forecast bad weather did not materialise but it still kept people away even so Harriet and Pepper went to new owners We are now looking forward to the Christmas market 4th November 2000 The last Strawbeary Sundae has been

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  • News to end of September 2000
    for a pair of wedding bears Kate Lorne and we went up to Edinburgh on the 17th September with Lorne to buy tartan ribbon to make a kilt Lorne had a wonderful time as we walked around the Royal Mile he made a special point of looking in all the shops to see if he could find a tartan he liked Click here to see the finished Kate and Lorne Last week Maria with beadwork from Claire finished Running Bear a one off special bear based upon photographs of native Americans Running Bear is not for sale however Maria will take commissions for similar bears 8th August 2000 Both Croeso and Chi chi have sold out We also have a new bear called Crème Brûlé Maria has been commissioned to produce a Bride and Groom pair of bears We hope you like the result 27th July 2000 Dylon a furry rabbit and An An a mid sized panda had their birthdays yesterday They are most welcome to our hug 23rd July 2000 Lola was added to our hug She is a unusual design and looks great lying down with her head in her paws 21 July 2000 Neville has sold out we apologise to all of you who missed out Tyke and Cherry Dumpling added to the range 27th June 2000 Kumquat and Neville are added to our hug 15th 25th June 2000 We decided to support Action Research s Bring your bear event this year So Maria donated one of her bears Custard who we are raffling with all proceeds going to the appeal The draw was performed on Sunday 25th June The winning ticket is White 142 The winner is a Mrs Barrett Next year Maria says that she will design a special bear for the appeal 15th

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