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First of all thanks to all our new collectors who have taken home our bears to their new hugs. We look forawrd to hearing how everyone is settling in!

We had a fantastic day at the Melbourne Teddy Bear Fair yesterday. Kudos to everyone involved!

It was so nice to meet collectors & other artists face to face and hear all the comments on our bears.  We can’t wait to see you all again!

We will be listing all the remaining bears on bearpile over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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Just a quick note to let you know that we will be at the Melbourne Teddy Bear Fair May 1st @ the Berwick Leisure centre.

We are terribly excited to be part of this our first fair!

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So last weekend we were part of Craft victoria’s Craft Hatch market at the State library of Victoria. It was a quiet day but still a successful out for for our first day out as Gresswell Forest Bears. We shared the stall with our good friends Odd One Out.

Norbert waiting for his new mum!

Artie and Norbert found new homes, we hope their new mums get in touch! We also launched our first pattern kit! it will be available from the website in the next few days.

Speaking of patterns we are offering a FREE PATTERN from our archives to people who subscribe to our  mailing list. I promise not to spam your inboxes or share your info. I’ll be sharing when new bears are on offer with the mailing list before anyone else!  So simply sign up and 24 hours later your pattern will be in your inbox.

There are a lot of exciting things happening down here in the forest! We’ll be sharing more with you in the coming weeks.

I hope you have a wonderful St Patrick’s Day

*hearts*
JM

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Designing

It’s been design week here at Gresswell Forest and here is Pronto the prototype bear showing off the pattern I have been nutting out for the last week.
As you can see he has an extremely plump little belly which is the result of much trial and error and a 4 piece pattern with darts and a gathered tummy.

I just adore his crazy little (ok giant) feet and I look forward to trying out trapunto paws with this pattern.

The head shapes lends itself to the bulbous little nose. I’m sure this pattern will stand up to lots of variation.

Now it’s time to dig into the fabric stash and turn prototype into bear!

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