Mr. Waffles is finished! He would've been completed much sooner if not for the fact that his first body made him look like the subject of an Oompa Loompa cautionary tale. I tweaked the body pattern to stretch him a bit while preserving his adorable pear/bear shape. Now he's perfect... maybe a bit taller than I expected (at 18-inches, standing), but I love him. His fur is synthetic rabbit with alternating bands of cream and pale taupe.. his footpads are dark taupe ultrasuede (man-made leather) with cute little sculpted toes.
I'm letting Waffles hang around a bit while I work on a new head pattern to lengthen the bear muzzles. I want to keep the eye placement the same, but give the bear faces a little more dimension from all angles.
I'll be "over" this Waffles guy once the creative juices start to flow with the next bear I'm currently drafting. If you following my company page on Facebook you should receive a notification when I post that he's ready to travel.
**Apologies to my UK customers: I still can't ship anything to you because I'm not registered for the new (effective January 1, 2021) VAT requirements for non-UK sellers. I will tackle that issue ASAP so that I can once again offer the bears worldwide. In the interim, I will only be shipping my bears within the USA.
Feel free to stay tuned for updates here, or at The Peach Peddler page on Facebook. I don't maintain an email list because I don't want to be a bother. 🤓
I understand that a lot of people avoid social media. (I try not to share family photos or particularly personal information there-- so trust me, I get it.) For the sake of fairness, I'll try to post here before updating social media sites.
I hope that you're all staying safe and healthy. Have a great summer!
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