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Teddy Bear Central, South Africa - 10th June 2008

By: Threadbear

At sales every other toy looks simply worn, dilapidated, grubby.
A bear looks lost and abandoned and desperately in need of a loving home.
-Helen Thomson



What a weekend! We worked our paws to the pad...
We repaired all the bears that needed fixing, including completely re-stuffing three bears and converting three hotwater bottle cover bears into Teddy Bears!
Once everyone was cleaned and dried and repaired we began the massive task of giving them ribbons. A task made more massive by the fact that all the ribbon had to be ironed first! And the iron died... but luckily there was a ancient spare  one found at the bottom of the laundry cupboard, so on we soldiered... putting on bows all night...

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...and all day...

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And then we got more exciting post!
First up was a box of bears from Michele one L...
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...and a stowaway pig, that was lurking in the box too!

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Chardas twins also arrived. (They got nice orange ribbon because they are Dutch!)

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By last night, actually, very early this morning... our "Ready - To - Go" bears went from this:

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To this!

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Two more bags of bears have arrived today but you will have to wait until tommorrow to meet them. I am off to bed for well deserved rest!




* Posted Jun 10, 2008, 7:48 pm Last edited Jun 20, 2008, 8:46 pm by Threadbear [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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