Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful friends and customers. We are looking forward to another fabulous year at Bear Essence. Have a safe and happy New Year.....See you all soon.

Monday, December 28, 2009

IS there anybody out there feeling exactly like us???

Well Christmas is over -- all the hype, all the mad late night shopping, all the outings, all the eating, eating, eating... and now here we are tired, our bellies aching from way too much food and all we want to do is NOTHING but doze in the sun... and you know what, there is nothing wrong with that!!!

Let's make the most of this time to relax, re-energize our batteries and get ready for 2010... We have so much planned for you at Bear Essence -- it is going to be a great year!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A little bit more of the wedding...

Over the past week I have had many requests asking me to post a photo showing the bottom half of my dress -- well here it is. The dress was designed and made for me by Neomi Allen of High Street, Armadale. A very very talented lady -- who did an amazing job. It was made from Versace fabric which Neomi had purchased in Europe and just happened to be in my all time favourite colours... It was such a dream to wear!!!
And here are some photos of the happy couple and their young son "Kaidan" who simply stole the show!!

Now that the wedding is over, my brain has gone into overdrive thinking about all the gorgeous teddy outfits I can make when we recycle these beautiful dresses... (mine and Dani's)
**EXCITING NEWS... The wedding bug is about to strike again -- so keep posted to find out WHEN, WHERE, HOW and WHY...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pre-Christmas Sale

Hi everyone. Now that the wedding is over it's time to get our focus back on bears. We are having a snap sale from now until Christmas Eve.
15% off bear making supplies and giftware. Does not include Bear Tales or artist bears.
Hope to see you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The 3 bear girls.....

Kim, Josey and Kim.....the bear girls.

Wedding bears

Look at these gorgeous bears who greeted us as we entered the reception at 9 Darling St.
What a beautiful day! The ceremony.... the reception.....everything was just lovely.

Friday, December 11, 2009

weDDinG bEllS aRe RinGing...

Tomorrow is the BIG day... My son Jonathan is marrying his princess Danielle... and as is always the case with weddings, the day arrives quicker than you think. Ours was no different! So with time running out fast, I enlisted the help of my friend Karen Alderson to create the most perfect bears for such a gala event!!!

Karen, being the lifesaver that she is, made the bears and all I had to do was dress them --- thanks Karen. I was supposed to have a photo here, so that you could see how beautiful they turned out, -- but unfortunately when my back was turned, they were delivered to the venue before I even got my camera out of its cover!! So you will just have to come back to the blog next week to check them out and of course there'll also be a few pics of us in all our finery :)

A big thank you to all those people who have helped in the lead up -- you know who you are...

Josey xo

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Giftware!

Its been so much fun unpacking and putting out our newest range of giftware. Here is a sneak peek......

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Kiko" workshop number 2 with Linda Benson

5 new gorgeous "Kiko' bears were born during Linda's Monday and Tuesday workshop. Another wonderful couple of days with loads of tips and techniques learnt. If you look closely, you might just be able to see how our pink theme at Bear Essence is rubbing off on Linda.....could it be a pink panda...?