Tuesday 18 January 2011

Stories of friendship

I'm so excited to share my first of 3 custom Bears I am currently busy bringing to life. This little darling is called Jacob with the cuddliest chocolate brown Alpaca, I could just hug him all day long! He will be going to his new Mum in England, bringing with him a lifetime of friendship.**UPDATE 25 Jan, due to unforeseen circumstances, Jacob is now available for adoption, more details soon. **
The friendship and comfort a Bear can bring is a very precious gift I feel very lucky to be able to share with others, even though it is always hard to part with the Bears!

To spread this friendship I bring you a new Print. This is "Our Story" said Bear to his Best Friend as he started to read a book of adventures written just for her. What better place to read than under a Toadstool? This Print can be personalised with an initial on the book cover to join in with their story.

Also with Valentines on the horizon I have created this Postcard, along with a range of other delights, perfect to show those you love how special they are to you. I remember feeling very special always getting a Valentine's Card from my Granny!

To show how special all my customers are to me there is a short term special offer of a 14% discount on all items in my Etsy shop. Just add the coupon code VAL11 at check out and it will take off 14% off your total. See you back soon with more Bears, one of which I'm knitting a little outfit for. Hugs, Catherine x


daisyfleur said...

I love the expression on Jacobs Face!
And such a sweet valentines card x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment! Your work is gorgeous - so talented! I shall go and browse your Etsy shop! I live in Hereford, not far from Cottontails, though I hadn't heard of it. Abby x

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The bear and your prints are beautiful!! thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, he looks so cuddly! And I still only get valentine's cards from my gran. Not even her in the last few years... lol

Foxglove said...

Another adorable bear, it must be so hard to part with them!! You create them with such personality and care, I am sure he will be treasures for a life time.

Have a most splendid day. xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Catherine so sweet, what a gift you have, it must be so amazing working on them.
Happy days,

Love Sarah x

Southern Bears said...

Jacob is such a sweet and gentle little chap. What a good friend he'll be!

Pat xx

toni said...

Oh he is divine, love his big feet and blue compliments his coloring very nicely! The new illustration is so sweet, love the idea of them reading the book of their stories. here is a link to my new blog, pop on over when you have time :)

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

So sweet, he really looks like a good cuddler.

Tracy said...

So SWEET is Jacob, Catherine! I love his lush, chocolate-brown fun...mmm... And your new illustrations are delightful--just sooo charming! :o) Happy Days making your bears & other sweeties. ((HUGS))

Sarah said...

Wow, you've been busy Catherine!

Cute as always!

Happy New Year!

Hugs, Sarah x

Vicki Boster said...

Catherine - Jacob is a heart stealer for sure! I love his sweet face and his beautiful brown coat of fur - he is precious!

The new prints and valentines are also adorable. One could live in your little fantasy world and be so very happy~~


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think this is the prettiest bear you've ever made...look at that FACE! And it looks like the most beautiful chocolate brown! Thanks for the sale and enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

Georgianna said...

I can just imagine how soft Jacob is in alpaca! And the new print and card are precious. What a lovely way to remember your Granny's cards.

And you're knitting the outfit? You never cease to amaze, Catherine! xo

Monica said...

Oh Catherine, your new bear is beautiful and so sweet! And I DO understand how hard it is to part with them! I have just finished a new lovely girl (sparse pile);)) Hope to show soon.
Big hugs,
Monica xox

victorian parlor II said...

The bear is adorable and sure to be treasured!!!



Tinyholder said...

Thanks so much! What a lovely blog you have, I am now following. I've added 3 tickets for you to my list.

Sian x

*❀* said...

Jacob is such a darling ♥ he has a very lucky mummy ineed.

the new cards are beautiful too ♥

love & hugs



Sheila said...

how cute, i love all of your pics so much. They are so beautiful, i love the Valentine one, how pretty.

Charlotte said...

I really love your new bunny, reading under the toadstool with bear - it's her pretty tummy and lovely stitches down her face that get me!

Love Charlotte

Charlotte said...

I really love your new bunny, reading under the toadstool with bear - it's her pretty tummy and lovely stitches down her face that get me!

Love Charlotte