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January 2024

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January 13, 2024: Today I released the first Panda I've made in ages. I've switched over to inset panda patches which means that the eye patches are black fur sections sewn into the head pattern instead of painted on top of the white fabric after the fact. I've named him Cubby Checkers. Cubby will be one of a kind because I'm making the eye patches smaller (and the ears larger) on future pandas.
I might've swerved a little too close to raccoon patches on this little guy. Now, of course, I really want to make a raccoon; but I already made plans to make another mini bear  and an otter, and a Panda 2.0.

I had a great mini bear head almost finished but he accidentally caught on fire, which set me back a bit. Jeff took away my mini aim-a-flame after that. It was probably for the best; there are safer ways to re-melt nose wax.

All the bears in my shop are sold out, but I plan to add more soon.  I always say that then disappear for ages-- so temper your expectations. For the first two weeks of January, Jeff kept me busy packing orders for HIS shop, which isn't nearly as fun as sewing.  My 2024 goal is to make more time for creating bears, in spite of Jeff. 


As always: I hope that you're all staying safe and healthy.



Teddy Bear Times & Friends  
Issue #246 (April/May 2020) p. 18-22


SAFETY WARNING: The Peach Peddler bears are collectibles, intended ONLY for display. Our bears are not toys and should not be handled by anyone under the age of 14. Fragile glass eyes, steel pellets, and other internal hardware could pose choking hazards or otherwise harm children. 

The Peach Peddler offers one-of-a-kind artist bears from the highest quality materials available. Each bear is brought to life with lots of love, time, and attention to detail.

Shown inPublications: 

My bear, Pudding, was the Feature (Cover) model for the September 2014 digital issue of Bears & Buds magazine, with an article about our company.  The Peach Peddler creations have also been included in multiple issues of the print magazine Teddybear Times & Friends (formerly Teddy Bear and Friends), most recently in the April/May 2020 issue.


Awards Received: 

2023-  URSA 1st Place Wee Little Bears and Buds "Mousefeathers"
2023-  URSA 1st Place Large Bears and Buds "Chuckles"
2023-  URSA 1st Place Peaches Piglet "It's Not A Bear"

2023-  URSA 2nd Place Pretty in Pink "Peony"
2023-  URSA 3rd Place Buttercup HH "Circus Comes to Town"
2019 - TOBY Industry's Choice - Large Undressed Bear "Nilla/Snowbear"

2019 - TOBY Industry's Choice - Miniature Undressed Bear "Criswell/Peanut"

2018 - URSA 1st Place Mini Bare Bear "Figaro"

2018 - URSA 1st Place Medium Bare Bear " Rugby"
2018 - URSA 3rd Place Realistic Bear "Yuri" Polar Bear

2017 - TOBY Industry's Choice (Small Dressed Bear, "Stinkerbell")

2016 - TOBY Industry's Choice (Large Dressed Bear, "Beatrice")
2016 - TOBY People's Choice (Large Dressed Bear, "Beatrice")

2014 - TOBY Industry Choice (Miniature Category, "Moriarty")

2014 - URSA Award "Serenity II" Panda

2014 - URSA Award "Wuzzie" Miniature Category

2011 - TBAAF (Teddy Bear Artist & Friends) "Mini Marshmallow" Small Undressed Bear

2011 - TBAAF (Teddy Bear Artist & Friends)  "Serenity" Novice Category

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