27 March 2011

Ted World Wide Show Wiesbaden

Ahhhhhh finally......it's about time to show you the pictures of my amazing week in Germany.
Because of my husbands surgery last week I wasn't able to post. He is recovering very well with ups & downs,
but all seems to go well.

I visited the Ted World Wide Teddy Bear Show in Wiesbaden at the 12th of March.
It was great this year. There was already a long queue waiting before the show opened.
There were more exhibitors (264!!!) than last year and I thought the level was much higher.
Some exhibitors were sold out ROCKET FAST!!! Just amazing to see how quickly the bears were sold to the new owners. Some visitors run like hell hoping to buy that speacial teddy bear.
I other words I enjoyed and loved it very very much.
Here are the pictures, enjoy viewing them.....

Bären aus dem Reiherwald by Roswitha Weyand (Germany)

A beautiful Ice Bear Cub by Karin de Lorenzo (Germany)

Dufeu Bear by Günter Dufeu (Germany)

Stepi Bären by Nicole Stepien (Germany)

Amazing teddy bears and other pets by Alena Zhirenkina (Russia)
I was very impressed with her work.

The famous "Feenwald Bären" by Biene Michalak (Germany)
Biene has a great blog, I highly recommand it: ELVENPULVER
" Why is almost everything sold out...??? "
You rock BIENE :0)

Which bear will win the Ted World Wide Award?
Here are a few nominees:
Nanny McPhee & Lillibet by Annie Beerten
Goldie by Anna Dazumal
Liz & Lizzy by Britta Uhlendorff
Albina by Anna Tide
Ori by Karin De Lorenzo

Nappi Bears by Barbara Sulser (Switserland)

Oksana Sklirenko (Ukraine)

Furry Critters by Manuela Schulz (Germany)

Avateddy by Olga Sobol (Germany)End of the show.
It is time to go home....bye bye Wiesbaden....
See ya next year!!

From Wiesbaden I went straight to the Creativa Show in Dortmund (Germany).
Four halls with all kind of crafts....OMG....I never ever went to a show like this before.
And I never ever saw so many women together......
The only few men who were there looked like "pack mules" that carry stuff. Poor men.... :0)

A silicon Ice Bear Cub by Sigrun Heck (Germany)
Just amazing all hairs are rooted!!

A beautiful quilt. One of the best I ever saw.
It was awesome!!

And here is the final result of those great shows.
I am very happy with my new stuff.

Stay tuned......XOXO Thea

04 March 2011

Yep.....my BREAKIE-TIME is over....!!!!

It took a while since my last post......it look like ages ago....
In the meantime my body took a lot of attention: first of all a nasty injury at my neck and shoulders which was followed by a heavy flu. For the first time in 20 years or so I was in bed with fever. But tataaadaaaaaa.......I am fully back into business which takes also a lot of time.
I visited two beautiful craft shows in Holland. Didn't came home empty handed....he he he.

Yesterday evening I went to my scrap evening.
This time I created a Magnolia card......see below...
It was such fun to create this card, especially the pearls.....they have a backside with glue dots, but according to Jolanda's opinion they do not stay permanently on the card with these glue dots. So she recommanded a heavier kind of glue:
the 1 second glue!!!!!

Right after the first attempt it went wrong: instead of glueing the pearl dot on paper,she glued the pearl dot on her finger!!!!! OMG what kind of fun........he he he.....I'm afraid it is now forerver stucked on your fingertip darling.......:0)
Next time I should take the camera to make pictures!!!

Right now I am working on my next projects. They are almost done. I am busy with the last finishing touches......they are lovely little bundles of Easter Joy!!!

Next week I look forward to visit the "Teddy Bär Welt" in Wiesbaden (Germany). This show is by far the best one of all Teddy Bear Shows that I've seen/visited. Over 300 exhibitioners will show their beautiful teddy bears and other furry friends. There are also great teddy bears suppliers with all kinds of stuff that bear artists simply do need.

And right after Wiesbaden I will visit the CREATIVA Exhibition in Dortmund (Germany).
This is Europe's leading exhibition for creative design.
I am a first time visitor of this exhibition and I don't know what to expect, except that there will be thousands of others too
(mmmmm I am curions how a big bunch of desparately seeking housewives will look .....ggg).
My dear friend from Germany planned us a bustrip with a nice touring car.........wow...ain't that absolutely fabulous!!!!
For once I do not have to play Mrs. Regio Taxi, YIPPIE!!!!

From what I have heard it must be great!!!!
So I put on my "money printing machine" and it is working really hard right now......ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

Stay tuned......XOXO Thea