💕July 3, 2020 💕Friday
I haven't updated my site in quite a while because I haven't had any particularly interesting news to share. We moved back to the USA in March 2020, and had to self-isolate after arriving from Europe. When the 14-days concluded, the state of Pennsylvania initiated their virus countermeasures (which I appreciate). I learned to make reusable cotton masks, and we're disinfecting everything that comes into the house.
The military movers managed to deliver our household shipment from England despite the shutdowns, and we were buried under moving boxes for a while.
My pomeranian Chester passed away at the end of May. His health had steadily declined for the past couple of years, but I'm glad the little guy held on long enough to fly back home with us. Sargie passed away last September and we had to leave him in England, which felt awful.
We've finally unpacked everything: I have my tools, my fabrics, and I'm itching to get back to work making teddybears and doll wigs. It's nice to have everything I need in one place again.
We have a new puppy in the house. Life without dogs was unbearable and my creativity was all-but-gone. My hands are shredded and I'm a bit more tired from overnight puppy-potty-breaks--but I look at that wrinkled-up growly little face snapping at my eyebrows, and I want to make bears again. I still miss Sargie and Chester, but Hopper is helping us keep the sadness at bay.
I hope you're all staying safe and healthy out there. Take care of each other.
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 creates 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.
Our bear, Pudding, was the Feature (Cover) model for the September 2014 digital issue of Bears & Buds magazine, with a full length article about our company. The Peach Peddler creations have also been included in multiple issues of the print magazine Teddy Bear and Friends (most recently in the September 2018 TB&F issue, Bear Marketplace)
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