Hey, not a word from you since January?
Well, that's certainly the truth, but in my defence, I have been keeping pretty busy... The hectic move from our shop at the end of last year (and we all know how stressful a move can be!); some wonderful visits from various (internationally based) family members and of course, the memorable celebration of Eunice's 90th birthday (... let's face facts, family is very important and one has to occasionally press the "Pause" button in life!); getting re-organised; setting up a new stock room; executing online orders; planning our first POP-UP Shop etc, etc... But I am now back in the swing of things with our newsletters and it's full steam ahead!
Save the Date...
Teddytech's POP-UP Shop!
You are invited to our first 'POP-UP Shop'
(Incorporating a special pre-Mother's Day celebratory morning Tea Party!)
Date: Saturday, 13th May
Anytime from 9.30 am to 4.00pm.
Venue: Italian Club
Address: 82 Fairway, Beachwood, Durban North
Come along and chat with other bearmakers, view and purchase bearmaking supplies. We'll have a few surprise/fun events (Lucky Draws etc.!) at 10.30am and 11.30am
Including... An afternoon bearmaking session...
For those who have the time available and would like to spend the afternoon completing their unfinished bear/cross-stitch/crochet/embroidery etc. projects, bring them along with your sewing supplies and we'll gently nudge you to complete them in no time at all!
Join us at a time that suits you — morning/afternoon or even both.
RSVP essential if you will be joining us so we can cater accordingly.
Tea/Coffee/Juice and snacks, cakes and sandwiches will be served throughout the day.
Ample free parking available across the road from the Club.
Please RSVP to either:
Email: click here to email
Look forward to seeing you there!
Teddytech & SA Guide Dogs KZN
Moving last year meant parting with our beloved family of bears that had been made by our faithful group of bearmakers who meet monthly to raise funds for SA Guide Dogs. As limited space meant we could no longer keep them with us, Eunice and I decided that the most worthy recipients of these bears would be SA Guide Dog Association themselves.
So although it was a sad moment parting with them, Di Turner of SA Guide Dogs has assured us that they are now happily settled in their new home. She has kindly sent us a picture of them at one of their fund raising drives held before Christmas last year, where they were "a great hit!". Their "Take a pic with your Kids and the Bears" raised over R5000 in the few days at the show That's music to our ears!
Do you live in Cape Town or Surrounds?
Well then, be sure to visit Teddytech's stall at the annual Cape Bear Fair to be held on the 1st May at St Thomas Church Hall in Campground Road, Rondebosch. We would love to catch up with all our Cape customers so do pop in and see all things 'bear' on offer!
Teddyech Online – A Reminder!
Don't despair! Teddytech Online is still alive and well, despite the fact that we have closed the doors on our retail outlet.
You can continue to place your orders by phoning Di on the usual telephone number:
031-3127755, email her at the same email address (click here to email) or even drop her a line via snailmail: PO Box 22377, Glenashley, KZN, 4022.
If you live in the Durban area, or are visiting from out of town, we are happy to arrange delivery of your order to you at a pre-arranged time and venue or you can collect from Di.
Till next time...