We made it back to Colorado Springs! It feels like a dream come true... I thought I'd never get to see this place again.
I've unpacked all of my tools, sorted my fabrics, and learned my way around the Husqvarna sewing machines Jeffrey bought when he retired earlier in 2020.
2021 is the year I'm kicking production into high gear. This is the moment I've been waiting for: Jeffrey retired, we found a permanent home for our family, and we never have to uproot or unpack ever again. Jeffrey always promised that when he left the military, I could concentrate on the bear business full-time.
I still intend to hand-sew the bear heads because I prefer the control and precision I get when I stitch by hand. However, stitching the bodies on the sewing machine(s) will leave me more time to spend on the artistry (sculpting, shading, painting) which brings the bears to life.
There are no plans to take commissions (ever, at this point). Instead, I'll try to post previews of upcoming bears to allow buyers time to mull over the decision long before it's time to hit the "Purchase" button. Usually, there's at least a week between the time I post preview photos and the release of the bears... but you'll already have a general idea of what the upcoming bears will look like finished.
Feel free to stay tuned for updates here, and at The Peach Peddler page on Facebook. I don't keep up a mailing list because I'm too sensitive and when I get an unsubscribe request I spend too much time moping around about it. 🤓
Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!
NEW BEAR TAGS
Teddy Bear Times & Friends Issue #246 (April/May 2020) pages 18-22
SAFETY WARNING: The Peach Peddler bears are collectibles, intended ONLY for display. Our bears are not toys and should not be handled by anyone under the age of 14. Fragile glass eyes, steel pellets, and other internal hardware could pose choking hazards or otherwise harm children.
The Peach Peddler offers one-of-a-kind artist bears from the highest quality materials available. Each bear is brought to life with lots of love, time, and attention to detail.
My bear, Pudding, was the Feature (Cover) model for the September 2014 digital issue of Bears & Buds magazine, with an article about our company. The Peach Peddler creations have also been included in multiple issues of the print magazine Teddybear Times & Friends (formerly Teddy Bear and Friends), most recently in the April/May 2020 issue.
2019- TOBY Industry's Choice - Large Undressed Bear "Nilla/Snowbear"
2019- TOBY Industry's Choice - Miniature Undressed Bear "Criswell/Peanut"
2018 -URSA 1st Place Mini Bare Bear "Figaro"
2018- URSA 1st Place Medium Bare Bear " Rugby"
2018- URSA 3rd Place Realistic Bear "Yuri" Polar Bear
2017 - TOBY Industry's Choice (Small Dressed Bear, "Stinkerbell")
2016 - TOBY Industry's Choice (Large Dressed Bear, "Beatrice")
2016 - TOBY People's Choice (Large Dressed Bear, "Beatrice")
2014 - TOBY Industry Choice (Miniature Category, "Moriarty")
2014 - URSA Award "Serenity II" Panda
2014 - URSA Award "Wuzzie" Miniature Category
2011 - TBAAF (Teddy Bear Artist & Friends) "Mini Marshmallow" Small Undressed Bear
2011 - TBAAF (Teddy Bear Artist & Friends) "Serenity" Novice Category