TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists



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TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists

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I've been a serious teddy bear collector for 20+ years, However I've been an artocphile all my life. I have one teddy left from my childhood, as all my other Steiff bears were stolen from that time period.  I collect antique & New Bears....  Steiff, Hermann & Artist bears. My Bear of Choice is usually the classic style, but you never know when a bear is going to call your name and you can't live without them. My Hug is huge....consisting of the small to the large and every kind of bear inbetween.  Besides Stuffed bears...I also collect carved bears, porcelain, books, antique pink paw bears.......etc etc etc! We won't talk about the dolls, Santas, & bear friends that I also collect.....LOL  I will leave that to the imagination.......:D I've been married 33 yrs. Am a Mom of 2 and Grandma of  5 ..... We also share our home with 3 rescue dogs and one crazy cat.  We live on a mt. in the woods in Washington State USA....when you travel to my mailbox (1 mile down the dirt rd. from our house ) you can see Mt. St. Helens.  I adore teddy bears and all that go with them !!

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Reply Our Blue Iguana
11:58 AM on September 19, 2011 
hi Maggie, I'm finally back again to the teddy bear~ hope i will be more active and can't wait to get more involved:D thanks for keeping the site so user friendly~
Reply Tweedies
8:53 AM on February 17, 2011 
Hi Maggie, hope everything is going well for you. My tweed bears and mice have been very well received at the craft shows I've done - mainly because they are so different and colourful when displayed together. I just love choosing new fabric and yarns - it's very addictive! Lots of Tweedie hugs Patricia xxxx
Reply Menna Hartog
4:13 PM on February 16, 2011 
Hi Maggie, I am so sorry for this late reply.
You wrote me a welcome when I first joined in July last year but I never saw it till today. I didn't scroll down enough on my profile page. Still trying to figure out how it all works here.
But first I am gonna try to enter the 2011 Awards.

Reply teddy-bear-artist
1:46 PM on February 7, 2011 
Yeah welcome back Maggie xxxx
Reply Inge Bears
6:50 AM on January 20, 2011 
Thank you for the warm welcome!
Reply Kelly
12:49 PM on December 2, 2010 
Hi Maggie,
You wrote on my profile back in August when I joined but ive only just seen it! Thanks for the welcome =D I'm trying to be more active on here - ive voted for the poem competition, just need to do the short story one (if it is still open). I hope you are well :)
Reply amyslittleminis
10:52 AM on December 1, 2010 
I have crocheted one miniature hummingbird yes. I have yet to do another, but I do have pictures of it I will see if I can upload some pictures now. It was an inch small from head to tail. I used some metallic thread for the color under the beak. I was so proud of that creation and proud of the email I got from the woman who won it.
Reply Angel Halo
1:25 PM on November 3, 2010 
Hey Maggie,
Thanks so much for the welcome, sorry it took me so long to reply. As you know I had some problems but they are all fixed now :) Thank you for the compliment on my dolls...they are my favorites. Talk to ya later. Hugssss, Angel :)
Reply Angel76
2:10 AM on October 13, 2010 
Hi Maggie I am unable to upload a photo :o(
Reply Linda
9:43 PM on October 12, 2010 
Thank you Maggie for the warm welcome. The little Teddy Bear on my profile picture is one of my needlefelted ones. Thank you for the kind comment about her. I am so excited to begin making more and more bears and exploring this wonderful website.
Reply Woo Bears!
5:54 PM on September 19, 2010 
Hi there!

Thanks for writing - we went on a road trip down to Chantilly VA from Sept 11th-13th for the bear show, so have been catching up ever since!

The blue bear in my profile file is a bear I made this year, my second bear :)

Cheers and bests

Reply Terri-Art Of Toys
6:57 PM on September 13, 2010 
Thank you Maggie for taking the time to welcome me. I would love to be a TBAAF Site Sponsor and link to my site www.artoftoys.com but am not sure what form is needed and how much it costs. I am looking for bear artists to add to my site and this is a WONDERFUL resource.
Reply tova5
8:40 AM on September 11, 2010 
Thankyou so much for the warm welcome.
I havn,t long been crocheting bears....and absolutely love doing them....I have been looking at the other members bears and dolls
they are so beautiful and very talented artists...
Reply Majon-Bär
8:39 AM on September 11, 2010 
Hi Meggie, thank yor so much for your warm welcome and the nice words about my bears.
hugs from Germany
Reply WickedlyDivineCreations
4:55 AM on September 11, 2010 
Thanks for the welcome Maggie
Added some photos and submitted a poem...hopefully that made it through cyber space ;)
Been slowly browsing through the galleries
So many talented artists out there:)
Reply Ieva-vaje
2:09 AM on September 6, 2010 
Hi, Maggie,
Thanks you very much for the warm welcome and sincere congratulations! Summer has been great! I'll try to test my strength of your other contests. Thank you for the opportunity!
Warmest Regards!
Reply BeauT Bears by Marianne
5:22 PM on September 4, 2010 
Hi Maggie,
I'm sorry not to have responded to your heartily welcome any sooner than this. I haven't been on the TBAAF site for some time. We have been and are currently still busy with preparations for my husband going to hospital next Thursday for quite a big surgery. If everything goes right he will be back home in just over a week. But in addition he will get radiation therapy and probably (not sure yet) also chemo this time.
I hope to post some pics of recent BeauT Bears here as soon as I got time.
Hope to talk to you more after Jan's hospital period.
Hugs, Marianne
Reply NancyC
11:52 PM on September 2, 2010 
Hi Maggie,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I finally got a picture posted, I may be a miniature bear artist but when it comes to digital cameras, computer etc I'm a bit technically challenged. Anyway hope fully I can get a few more pictures posted and i look forward to talking with more bear artists/collectors on the site. Thanks again, Nancy C
Reply Valerie Marper
5:32 PM on September 2, 2010 
Thank you for your welcome. I think my collection of bears is proably tiny compared to most of your members, and I have only just started making teddy bears. But now I've made one I can't wait to make more. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures of my bears up soon.
Reply artbyrjandreae
12:22 PM on September 2, 2010 
Thanks for the warm welcome, Maggie! So sorry it took me so long to reply back. It seems that I don't check my profile very often.