As I was surfing the blogs, I ended up in South Africa of all places (don't you love the net?)
And anyway, I bumped into a wonderful posting of a giveaway, by an artist in my neighbor state in AZ.
HERE is the link to Desertmountainbear:
And here is the bear:
I hope I am the lucky one! Next thing you know I will be bear-crazy hahaha But after my cute puppies (yes, they are still mine even if they are gone!) that look like polar bears, I kind of want to see bears.
Both my kids first toys were of course bears. For my son was a panda bear, and for my daughter is was a dark brown bear. Both stuffed animals still live with us.
And that is one fascinating thing about teddy-bears.... they stay with you for years! For ever in many cases.
And in my girls case... one is not enough. She has a whole tribe of bears of all kinds of colors, sizes and materials.