September 7, 2021: Edinburgh Imports had a short, dense, orange mohair fabric with yellow backing, perfect for the pumpkin trick-or-treat bag that this 20" brown bear needs. I gave the guy a downward tilted head because I want him to look like he's searching through his Halloween haul for the good stuff. Anyway, the orange mohair arrived and it's spectacular! I could only get one Fat-quarter of it. I'm completely torn on whether to make the cute Halloween tote for Oliver (the 20" bear) or an entire small Halloween bear.
UPCOMING and IN PROGRESS: I redesigned the bear body (AGAIN!), and I love it. The bear shown in the photos hasn't been fully stuffed or had his seams closed yet, but you get the idea. Look at that little tail! *sigh* I'm happy with the body, but I've already made changes to the head pattern so that the next 20" bear will have a younger-looking, cubbier face. The next bear (not Oliver, but the one who follows him) will also have a loc-line jointed neck so that he'll be able to hold his head in different positions.
As for Oliver, he still needs his toes sculpted, his paw pads shaded, and his seams closed. Then, I either cut into that gorgeous pumpkin mohair for a Halloween tote or make a little pumpkin bear with it.
OH! OH! I almost forgot! Edinburgh had one more piece of my all-time favorite synthetic (the one I used for both Diesel and my little Trademark application bear last year). It's similar to Oliver's but more golden than ashy. I can make one last medium-sized bear with it... I doubt I'll ever find another piece of that fabric.
**Continued 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.
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I understand that a lot of people avoid social media. (I try not to share family photos or personal information anywhere online -- 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 wonderful autumn!
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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