Tampa Show Report

I'm back from sunny Florida! There's SO much to share with you about our trip. You're probably eager to hear first about the Tampa Bear Show, yes? It was my first time exhibiting at "Florida's Largest All Teddy Bear Show" at Crowne Plaza Westshore. Above is the view from our hotel room... and if you're ever looking to stay in Tampa, I highly recommend the Crowne. Heated pool with shady cabanas, hello!
Please note I'm trying to look alive under fluorescent lighting here:

The Bear show was fabulous! I must say, it's a luxury to be staying at the hotel and just pop downstairs to set up in the morning. I overheard one artist saying they got up at 2am to drive to the show (to sympathetic moans). I think many of us can relate to the "night before the bear show" syndrome; either going to bed at 2am or waking up at 2am, lol. It was nice to meet new + old collectors, shops, fellow bear artists/ friends, and a zillion or so teddy bears :) Good thing my bears are small, I fit the whole show in one overhead-sized suitcase!You may remember our naughty mouse, Miss Devlin? She was getting chilly so I added a cozy knit hat and neck cowl. Plus in these new pics you can see her tail.

She is:
One of my faves.
Available for adoption! SOLD

So when someone says "who ate the last slice of chocolate cake?" you can point to Miss Devlin. Now who could get angry at such a wee mouse? ;o)
To order, e-mail me: peng@peng-peng.com.

More Florida trip highlights to follow tomorrow!


Kingfisher Farm said...

What a pretty paradise. I bet Chi-town is a but of a culture shock after that!
Cute creatures on the table too!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi pp!
oh how exciting!
what a perfect place for a show!

Peng Peng said...

i miss the beach!