Thursday, 18 November 2010

Maximillian has arrived!

I am very excited to bring the news that my Maximillian bear has finally arrived!

A beautiful little bear - he is one of the original twelve Charlie bears and has the most beautiful expression. Being older than any of my other bears (except two Isabelle Lee Dogs as part of Charlie bears) he has a very different look - but still has the Charlie bear charm =D

He is in very very good condition and I feel so lucky to have him. He will be constantly hugged! =D Unfortunately Im off to work in half an hour so I will have to leave him for a few hours but then I get him all evening =D

Here is a piccie of the cutie pie:




Kelly
xxx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

That Tuesday Feeling

Hi everyone,

Its only Tuesday but I feel like it should be Friday! I was in a school today - I was supposed to be in year 3 but was taken into a year 5 classroom, year 2 classroom and finally a year 1 classroom before I started teaching. It was a very hard morning but it is always worthwhile (I am a supply teacher in Primary Schools).

At the weekend I was very very lucky! I started collecting Charlie bears two years ago and ever since the start I have been on the lookout for one of the original twelve - twelve bears which were part of the original collection in 2006. I have seen them on ebay many times but their price always exceeds my limits. Now that I have started my job however, things have changed! I was scouring ebay for fun and found a listing for Maximillian at about £20. So I watched the item and it finally came to the last ten minutes. After constantly refreshing the page I finally bid for him....and at the last moment I thought I was outbid and lost!

I got very upset - this is why i dont normally bid on ebay as I get really high hopes for them to be dashed. But because I had put my maximum bid to £50, I automatically bid higher than the last bidder - and I won Maximillian Charlie Bear for just under £40!!!! I have seen the photo of him - he looks to be in good condition and comes with his tags. He was posted yesterday and I expect him to arrive tomorrow =D

The only thing is I am working all day tomorow in a year 4 class - so I wont get to see him until 4.30! Something to look forwards to though eh?! ;) Ill pop a picture up of Maximillian bear as soon as he arrives.

To fill the gap - here is a picture of my latest Charlie Bear - Honeysuckle. She is part of the mohair 2010 collection limited to 350 (And I have number 2!)

Honeysuckle Charlie Bear
Thanks for looking at my blog :)
Kelly
xxx

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bears

Good Evening :)

My name is Kelly and this blog is intended for me to talk about bears - bears in the UK and across the world. Although I have only collected artist and manufactured collectors bears for two years, I have always had a passion for cuddly toys and upon stumbling across a Charlie bear in Autumn 2008, my passion grew! I currently own 65 Charlie bears, 14 Kaycee bears and 6 artist bears - most of which are OOAK's.

I have helped organise a bear get together earlier this year to celebrate Charlie bears and some other fabulous bears. I also write a review for a Charlie bear fansite and help to moderate the forum. I have dabbled in bear making myself - I am currently on my third bear although the fur is horrific to handle and so I may move onto another bear and come back to it after more experience. I went on a bear making course in August of this year and have booked to go again for a weekend in March.

Ill be updating my blog with new bears, new collections, fairs, excitement and probably a rant here or there concerning bears on the secondary market.

Enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave nice comments =D

Kelly
xxx