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Intracranial Hypertension Awareness

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I do get a number of requests for custom teddy bears, but this was the first one with green fur and blue accents. This was because the person the bear was for is an Intracranial Hypertension warrior and blue and green are the IH Awareness colors. Elizabeth was very specific about what she wanted to her bear to look like. It was to have green fur with blue accents and the chest patch was to have the IH awareness ribbon on it and the words Intracranial Hypertension embroidered above and below the ribbon respectively.   She wanted her name and...

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Revisiting the 1950's style

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As all fashions have changed over the years, so have teddy bears. I mean who does not move with the times, right?  This commission was to go back back in time and create a soft version of a 1950's teddy. The teddy adopter sent me a photo of the original - a well loved teddy, I did note. Using that photo, I drafted a design in the TG Bears signature soft, luxurious fur. You will note the longer, sleeker arms that vintage teddy bears boasted as well as carefully groomed nails. I had to add a little color at her neck,...

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A teddy bear with a wind up music box

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Yes, custom handmade teddy bears do happen at TG Bears. This one was different, it was not about color or design, but sound. Yes, sound!! I was asked to make a teddy bear with a wind up music to keep up a family tradition (well sort of tradition). The teddy had to be 10 inches tall and wear a little white collar. While the picture is cute, you cannot appreciate her fully without the sound. How fun she was to make and send her home to her new family!

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A surprise to "Share Handmade Kindness"

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Some of you may know that I love to papercraft in my spare time. During the course of last year I discovered Jennifer McGuire's YouTube channel and blog and became an avid follower. Her videos are so clear for newbies, her tips are easy to implement and bring great results, even for those just testing the waters. During the course of November 2015, she challenged the community to participate in her Share Handmade Kindness campaign. Being that November is one of the busiest months for me and TG Bears and anything cardmaking still needed my undivided attention and longer time...

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Flower Bears for Flower Girls

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Oh my, here was a custom bear order that could reach down into the very depths of my girlyness. Dandi Creations hosted an auction in benefit of a breast cancer foundation and I volunteered a Jenny Bear for the cause. And Jenny Bear raised funds for the event. Tracy, the winner, contacted me as she needed a second bear. One of her daughters is getting married and her two granddaughters were to be flower girls. She wanted the bears as favors for the girls. So the drawingboard came out and we discussed colors and accessories. Wedding colors are ivory, brown...

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