My bags are almost packed and ready to fly south early tomorrow morning, heading for Brisbane and then on to the Gold Coast to attend the Gold Coast International Teddy Bear Fair. The show starts on Saturday 11th and continues to Sunday12th, from 10am to 4pm both days. I'm really looking forward to seeing all my 'bear friends' there and catching up in person, we were away in the UK last year so I missed attending the show. I love a 'hands on' show, as I'm sure collectors do too, and the Gold Coast International always has a happy and friendly atmosphere. I have 12 orphan Teds for the show, that's about all I can fit into my baggage allowance, so fingers crossed they find new homes.
By the way this is HBT (Hand-Bag-Ted) or HB for short ! He is the first small ted I made back in 1998 and he has lived in my hand bag ever since. HB reckons he loves it there 'cause he gets to travel around and he's managed to go to Africa, UK and Paris too, in his bag house. He's looking forward to the Gold Coast but he's definitely no orphan, after all he'll be at home in the bag !
And this is Blue Bobby who will be at the show and looking for a new home ! Beary good wishes to you for a happy weekend coming up, I'll be sure to post pics when I get back home.