ILG, I didn't alter my smiling Duffy. I'm not nearly as resourceful as Eeee-va. He is an official one from Christmas 2009. They used to do them each holiday from 2006 to 2009. I'm not sure why they stopped, it was a nice tradition. We've been hoping they would bring it back and include ShellieMay this time but so far, only the small Spring Voyage bears. I'm glad I was able to get mine though, I really love him. That was the year I found out about Duffy and started collecting, thanks to DuffyD.
Okay. I was already mapping in my head how you would have deconstructed the front of the face and reconstructed with a smile.
I love my Duffster too much to consider plastic surgery of that nature...on my own.
I love everyone's green! Immamouse, your Duffy is so festive! Ilovegreataur, your gang went all out! LOL. Aimster, those outfits are fabulous; were they Build-a-Bear, or did your aunt make them?
I don't think any of my bears have a green outfit, though Dusty my 8" bear has some Build a Bear clothes that have SOME green. Good thing the plush bears do not have fingers or there may have been some pinching going on yesterday!
My care package arrived safe and sound (I was a little anxious because the buttons rattling around in the bottle sounded suspiciously like something was broken, but nope; all is well). I'll have to post pictures tomorrow...I delayed opening until I got some work done, and then as soon as I took the final photo, Shellie May actually told me it was bedtime. (By flopping over on her face, but still...message received, little buddy!)
Aimster, those outfits are fabulous; were they Build-a-Bear, or did your aunt make them?
Duffy's top & Shellie's dress are from BAB. Duffy's pants are from the Peter Pan costume & Shellie's sweater is a newborn infant size my mom got for her a couple years ago. It's kind of big, but I just roll up the sleeves and tug at the back until it looks how I want.
I recently got my Sweet Duffy package, and am I satisfied with my stuff or what! I am in love with my new mold. In fact, I made some chocolates with it tonight to celebrate!
Here's the candies I made:
And here's what you see when you bite in (sorry Shellie May):
Caramel! It was really easy to make and I really enjoy them. I only wish I had more molds so that I could make more at once! It feels like the rest of the caramel I made went to waste not being in cute bear shape. Next time I might try it with some sea salt or use milk instead of semisweet chocolate. I'm also going to try to make some other things soon with my molds!
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Care package came today! Duffy and Shellie May surveying the contents of our care package:
Silly Duffy and Shellie May -- it only rained one day and that was a couple of weeks ago now
Checking out the design on the inside of the cup while they wait to get dressed:
The Sweet Duffy outfits are so gorgeous. I love everything about them; they are a dream come true. I really like how the red hearts are little pockets:
The quality and the level of detail on everything is just amazing.
The Cannery outfits are fantastic as usual:
My mom's Duffy, patiently getting dressed:
Mom's Duffy has a cute little funny face that makes him unique, just like every Duffy is unique :
Sitting pretty, all in a row:
My mom's bears are to the left, and mine are to the right.
Love "Girl Talk," JillT! You communicated so much with just a few well-planned photos and hardly any words. Impressive!
TheFirstStar, that was the best, most motivating Care Package opening in a long while. THANK YOU!
Setavulos, share the recipe; those look GOOD!
Eeee-va, like Gurgi, I love and respect your maker spirit. And thanks for the shout out for ShellieMay. 'Strue, it wasn't easy. But it was a heckuva lot easier than making them poseable!^^
Gurgi, your detailed reviews always make me so happy because I never have time, not such a picture perfect Cape Cod backdrop. Wonderful! THANK YOU!
The Duffy Post is first and foremost about honoring the creativity, integrity, and craftsmanship of the genius design team. It's so nice to see both that enthusiasm and the creativity they strive to alive on these boards! Love you guys!
Today was Duffy Post day and the bears couldn't be more happy!
Duffy was excited to check out his new piece of furniture:
Duffy decided to cozy up to his girlfriend and use his pirate charm, but ShellieMay played it very coy!
Oh, wow! I missed these - too cute! Shellie's kimono is really pretty! And the rain ponchos actually look cute and "retro" on your bears, much better than I'd imagined. They're ready for Splash Mountain! Or Niagara Falls!^^