Woodend Teddy Bear Show
Ever since our first Woodend Teddy Bear Show in 2008, one of the highlights of our 'beary' year is to travel from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia to the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, to participate in this lovely show. We also enjoy the excellent company and hospitality of our friends Claire and John Evans, catching up with other bear artists, and the beauty of the region.
Claire, John, Martin and I stay at the Kyneton Bushland Resort in a well-appointed villa there, and receive regular visitors of the animal kind.
It is only a 15 minute drive from Kyneton to Woodend, where the show is held, and Sunday morning finds us in the hall, and after checking that the critters are ready,
there is still time to have quick look around and take a few happy snaps of other tables
and traders. Some are camera shy, others pose happily for the camera (or ignore me!) as we all wait for the show to open.
|Last minute preparations by camera shy trader-friends|
|Bear-related traders were also there|
|Closer encounters of the beary kind!|
Once the show opens there is little time to spare, as the eager bear-seeking crowd pours into the hall and the fun begins!
I am happy to report that three of my critters found new homes, and end this post with their portraits, taken for the family album (as mentioned in the post Stick it in the Family Album).