My friend Kay Schulz of Kay's Kids and I were to share a trading table again, and the anticipation of spending the weekend together made the early start worthwhile. We were also looking forward to catching up with beary friends, some of whom come from as far away as Sydney (1430 kms).
|Kay and Kay - what a team!|
Within five minutes of the doors opening to the public, Kelvin had charmed his way into the heart of a lovely lady, and he waved goodbye and headed off to his new home.
|Kelvin (bottom right) says goodbye to Kaylee and Joy|
Then dear Steve was descending from his bicycle and departing with his new mother.
|See you later, Nana Kayzy!|
|Some of Kay's lovely creations|
After first rush, I grabbed the opportunity to have a quick look around the hall, and to take some pictures of friends along the way. To see more of their work or contact them, click on their name:
Valma Bolton of Teddy's Bits
|Valma Bolton of Teddy Bits|
|On the right is Annette Henderson of Dreamweaver Bears|
Gabi of Anibeck Creations
|Gabi with her exquisite Anibeck Creations|
|Gabi made this darling squirrel|
|Val Potter - Bear With Me Bears|
|Shirley is smitten with Wilbur (Kays Kids)|
On the other end of the table Sandi stood dreamily alongside Scruff, her new best friend.
|Sandi and Scruff|
Later in the day, an earlier visitor returned to make an important decision - "Should I adopt San-Shu or Mei-Lei?" After some deliberation the decision was made - it was Mei-Lei. Although San-Shu and I were sad to see her go, we knew that Mei-Lei was going to a loving home so we were glad, too.
|Mei-Lei (on the right) farewells San-Shu|
Before the show, I assisted with judging the competition bears for the first time - a rather daunting task, but very interesting. Pictured are the major prizewinners.
All in all, the Adelaide Doll and Bear Show was great fun, and Kay and I are already planning our participation in next year's event.