Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two Golden Teddy Nominations!

I am thrilled to have received two Golden Teddy Nominations from Teddy Bear Review for 2009! The little girls who have won are both miniatures, one dressed and one bare.

Maude, handsewn, stands just under 4 inches and is dressed in a pretty cotton print dress with matching hat. Her sleeves are cotton batiste and she wears pretty cotton bloomers trimmed in French lace - though I don't think you can see in the photo. Maude is named for my grandmother, Maude Abbott Miner, who raised me and taught me how to sew as well as all the other worthwhile things one learns in life. When I needed a sweet old fashioned name for this little charmer, my daughter, Kim, suggested Maude. Perfect!

Mimi, standing a little shorter than Maude, is handsewn from silk. It's the softest fabric and suits her little flirty personality. She wears eye makeup and wears a hand dyed silk ribbon.

Both these girls are one of a kind and will be available at different times during the summer on Ebay.

I've just gotten back from helping Kim move to Pennsylvania and am happy to report that all went well. The trip was gorgeous as the leaves on the trees have made everything there that pretty new spring green color. Luckily, I have a new Iphone and Kim and I can keep in touch through calling, shared photos, and texting! Technology is grand!


Darlene said...

Congratulations Donna,
Well deserved!

Hugs and joy, Darlene

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks so much Darlene! I am thrilled and overwhelmed. I so appreciate your kind message. Glad TBAI is just around the corner and hope we can have lunch at the Lost Dog!
Big hugs, Donna

Andrea said...

Congratulations on ALL your nominations this year! I just stopped by to congratulate you on your TOBY nominee only to find you have 2 Golden Teddy nominees as well! See you and the bears soon (well in another 4 months anyway)...
Bear hugs,
Andrea Shinn

Megan Chamberlain said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Congratulations on your nominations, your bears are beautiful.
I love my clematis plant it is obviously a popular colour.

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks so much Andrea and Megan!
Andrea, seems like an age since I've seen you and your family! I look forward to TBAI so we can catch up. Have gotten Kim moved so must concentrate on the bears. I've been invited to Tea and Teddies again this year too. See you soon! Donna
Megan, thank you for visiting MY blog!! I bought a book awhile ago with your picture and bears in it and have been an admirer of your bears since. I hope to add one to my collection soon! Glad your move has gone well - what an adventure. Thanks again for visiting! Donna

Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Hi Donna, just popped by to pass on a blog award to you, details can be found on my blog. Hugs Elanor xxx

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks so much Elanor! I appreciate that and will hop to the requirements later today! Thank you for thinking of me.
Hugs, Donna

MaryAnn Wills said...

Congratulations Donna - you have worked very hard and your success is much deserved - see you at TBAI - hugs, MaryAnn

Donna Griffin said...

MaryAnn! How wonderful of you to say! I am totally in agreement with you about hand sewing now and usually have a needle in my hand. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Hugs, Donna

Melanie said...

oh wow, WELL DONE!!!! Delighted and Dibley is dancing for joy too. xx