I get some awesome emails from people all over the world with something of the same theme: they're now grown adults, with children of their own, still holding on to a teddy bear given to them when they were tots. Some are hidden in closets, some are proudly on display, and some have been heir loomed off to a younger generation who we all hope will cling to the little bear with love.
So, as many of you know, I knit up my little bears based on distinctive moments or thoughts that happen in my life. Of those moments, one of the most recent had me working up a bear quickly. I got to meet my great nephew a few weeks ago, a little thing just shy of 7 weeks old with grey eyes and a quiet smile.
Happen to be watching Martha this morning. My sad little teddy bears were featured at the start of the show. I'm.....WOAH! I can't believe it!!!!
More to come! I need a beer!!!!
So, here is the push I've been waiting for. And I really do so much of my getting out of the woods, off the streets and into life with the support of you guys.
Or you can just go to blog.lionbrand.com and I think I'm the second story down by now.
So, thanks to most of you, I was able to pay of the bill owed to Etsy and reopen my shop. Lionbrand sent me an email saying that the promotion about me will be tomarrow. Yep. 1 Novemeber. Looking forward to it. On my blog, I put up a photo of the box of Fisherman's wool they sent me:
This is a post on my blog, I thought I would post here.
Lionbrand yarn donated enough Fisherman's Wool for me to make 50 bears today. They took notice of me, and my little bears. In about 2 weeks they'll be promoting me on their website. My little knit teddy bears are going places....I'm happy to be along for the ride. :)
...all the lionhearted courage is beginning to pay off. From homeless...to entrepreneur.
I live in the most interesting neighborhood of Orlando. Coytown, just north of downtown is a vibrant, young, energetic, and artistic few blocks of old concrete ranch style homes from the 70's. But, the coolest thing about Coytown is its Asian population. The community of Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese is so vibrant and strong that even Publix has signs out front written in Vietnamese.
It really does say so much about who I am and the things that matter to me. The beat up wooden chair I knit in, my knit teddy bears, my boots in the corner, crazy Mario in the window....and sunlight.
As bad as things are, you won't see the light if you don't look up. :)
So, when you think of Florida, you probably think of gators, flamingos, mosquitoes.... But, there's actually a huge brown bear population here that people forget about. It's actually quite funny. You see, people will come home from work to find the little brown bears splashing in their pools, playfully lurking behind their garages, or dangling from their trees eager for attention.