Saturday, 27 October 2012


Now where did that time fly to! Here, finally, is one of my latest bears, Albie.

I've got to admit I do love a panda. Hope everyone likes him.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Its been a while.....

I think the less you blog, the less you blog, so apologies for going AWOL. Here are some of the things I've been up to.....

A trip to St Annes stopping rather cheaply at the new Travelodge. We love St Annes and have'nt been for a few years. Also a £3.50 day ticket saw us get the bus into Blackpool and a tram to Fleetwood. We've got another Travelodge deal booked for September and December, if you can catch the offers its great.

This is the case of a grandfather clock my dad made many years back, its my next project for a makeover. I'm having a bit of a bearmaking break until autumn but need something to 'do'.

This is where we spent a wonderful week in May. We love the Antalya region of Turkey, there are some wonderful hotels. This one is The Delphin Diva in Lara beach, a great hotel with the best staff ever..

Late but not least here is a bear I made a while back, bear with no name yet!

Oh and here is where we've been spending loads of time, barbecues, sunbathing.....

OK thats a fib, roll on summer!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Jue Billy

Hi everyone. Here is my latest creation, an ellie! Its ages since I've made one and  I so enjoyed creating him. I hope you like him.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

One more Bear....

 I'm really pleased to say my bears are now also available from One more Bear.

One more Bear is situated at Trentham Estate which is well worth a visit. Its just a few minutes away from me and I know I'll have to go and see all the lovely bears.

A big thank you to Tracy and I hope the bears find their forever homes soon.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Hoppy Easter

Just hopping in to say hello. I've had a busy few weeks, long story short I've had to concentrate on my 'day' job as someone dumped a load of proverbial lemons on me. So I could either remain sour over the matter or make lemonade! So I've been busy turning the situation around.

Time for a break now and hopefully back to creating some bears soon. Here is a bunny I did a few years back

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Feeling Blue

After a long....while here is my latest available bear....Blue.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

i,m NOT a Robot....or a bear for that matter :)

So Blogger you think I look like this? So you now want me to jump through more hoops than ever in word verification? Don't you realise I fessed up in the last post on how I look, I AM NOT A ROBOT...... or a bear for that matter!

Please consider turning off word verification its got even more annoying. Mine is off and I get no spam.

Go to your dashboard, its in settings, then comments.

If you have trouble just google 'turn of word verification blogger' there are loads of sites that help you, thats what I did.

How to 'look' stupid in four easy steps

Step 1: Be blessed with Mr Magoo short sightedness and at nearly 44 have the eye prescription of -10.75 and -11.25!

Step 2: Although invention has provided relief in the shape of contact lenses, go and put the wrong strength lens in the bad right eye.

Step 3: Spend three days not seeing quite right, being out of sorts and generally feeling like the Wonky Donkey.

Step 4: Finally click in, replace with right power lens and feel as if a miracle has happened, sight and what sanity I ever had, restored.

P.S. yep thats me, Amanda, aged 43 and 3/4 :) Bet you thought I looked like a teddy bear so I thought it time to put a face to the Pandy Potter name.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pimp my wellies

Well yesterday the forecast was for snow, snow and more snow. So thinking better not go far, Stoke roads and snow do not go well together, we decided to walk to the local pub and Wacky warehouse. Unfortunately I'm too tall for the wacky part but was more than old enough for the pub end. I decided my trusty wellies needed a makeover so found my boot cuffs. Teamed with leggings and jumper dress hubby decided I looked like an extra from Elf....

Talking of Stoke roads, below is supposed to be our 'main' road. Does that look like its been gritted to you? A few minutes away the A50 was at a standstill, trying its best to look like a carpark. Hmmm.....Stoke council triumph again!

Still its already thawing and I'm snug inside until tomorrow. Trusty wellies at the ready, maybe without the cuffs. I don't want any little children seeing me, getting excited, thinking I work for a certain red suited, rotund fella! Its snow joke ya know, got to think of their elf and safety.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Busy January, Peterborough

January is always a busy time for me, real workwise and our anniversary (see previous post). We are'nt big card givers, celebrations, but we do like to use it as an excuse to have a weekend away. We stopped at a lovely grade two listed hotel, The Bull in Peterborough. Absolute bargain, we payed £99 for a golden ticket, very Willy Wonka, and for that we got two nigths stay in an executive room with three course evening meal included. Its right in town and lets just say very convenient for the shops and pubs. Would be rude not to partake in the said establishments. Hey the Wetherspoons even have a bit of history, former college and drapers.

Theres not an awful lot at Peterbourgh, apart from shops, pubs/clubs, but the cathedral is stunning. I'm reading The Pillars of Earth so it made it extra special to go visit. Rosie from Corners of my Mind read it last year and I also enjoyed the TV series. I also read a novel about Catherine of Aragon a while back. Sad to think a Spanish princess should end up laid to rest in Peterborough, although I can think of worse places but you know what I mean. Mary Queen of Scots was also buried here but was later moved to Westminster abbey.

I really liked Peterborough and would definitely go back with the same deal. Nice to have 4* treatment at B&B prices.