March 31, 2009

Happy Spring!

My favorite time of year has arrived! I just love all the blooming flowers and the weather is perfect.

We've been very busy at the shop - lots of news!

First up is our new department - we've added all the stuff needed for needle felting. What is that? Well, let me tell you, it is fun, easy and an affordable craft. You can make just about anything out of it. So far I've made bears, turtles, ladybugs, bumble bees, skunks, pigs, pumpkins, mice, hedgehogs, and lots and lots of Easter eggs. Be sure to check this out on your next visit. All our wool is from the U.S. - Michigan & New Hampshire - and we have got a huge selection of colors.

There are lots of new things in the shop since our last update. We have added 2 new artists and I'll be getting pictures of their wonderful creations soon. We just had our Steiff trunk show, and we should start receiveing the new Steiff pieces very soon. There are some great Steiff items this year! We've got some extra catalogs if you were unable to attend - just call us so we can save you a set.

We've received lots of new things from Crocodile Creek - they have the best bibs and placemats! Brain Noodles are back in stock with lots of new styles and we got the "singles" too - they are the pipe cleaners on steroids. There is a great limited edition from Boyds this spring. It is a vignette - a bear with a bunny, bird and bird house...very cute.

And this Saturday, April 4th is our 17th Anniversary! I can hardly believe it! So much has changed since then and we've enjoyed every moment. Thank you for supporting us over the years. We'll be having a little party Saturday, be sure to stop in, you'll be happy you did.

This year we will be adding lots of great new things - there are some super fun puzzles from Ravensburger - you are not doing the picture on the box, but what the characters in that picture are seeing - kind of hard to explain - but they are really great! WASGIJ is what they are called - Jigsaw spelled backwards - and there are lots of different ones. I can't wait for them to arrive! Lots of new games - too much fun! Lots of really great stuff - and we continue to search for the best quality and value. We are always on the lookout for things made in America and we found quite a few wonderful items. Be sure to stop by often because there will always be something new.

Come by and see us...the bears love the company.

1 comment:

teri said...

I received the Brain Noodles I ordered from you and I am crazy for them! I need about 10 more sets to have on hand for gifts. What a clever idea. These would be great for grandparents to do with the grandkids. Love em! Seriously.