As always, click on all pictures to see them LARGER!
My First Trip to a Build-A-Bear Workshop, Saturday, June 15, 2002
|Reading the Build-A-Bear Workshop brochure at home, hoping to go soon||A Teddy Assistant greets you at the entrance to help guide you through the process of creating your very own bear!||Animal "skins": animals without stuffing (how they begin). There are stuffed versions of each along the wall, so you can see how they will look||Where you can add a sound or song to your animal, if you would like||Holding my teddy, waiting in line for his stuffing|
|Teddy Assistant instructing me about the foot pedal||Teddy Assistant filling up my bear||The stuffing machine, foot pedal operated by prospective bear owner!||Being instructed on warming the bear's heart and putting good wishes in||Bunnicula's bear being filled with stuffing|
|Bunnicula inserts heart into his bear (as I did with mine)||Bunnicula holds his new bear||Mousie holds *her* new bear!||Next stop: the fluffing station||This is just a *small* section of all the clothes and accessories that are available!|
|Dressing your bear (mirrors provided for bears to see what they look like in various clothes)||Martin, in tee-shirt and denim cutoffs!||Next: a bank of computers, where you type in the info about you and your bear and get either a birth certificate or storybook (your choice)||Packing up all our stuff at the checkout counter (where you also receive the birth certificate or storybook)||Two "cub condos" (what the bears ride home in) and three "suitcases" full of clothes and accessories!|
|Martin, with other bears who received some new clothes||Teddy in island shirt and cargo pants, plus sunglasses around his neck||Nicholas, minus red knit hat and scarf, now sporting a breezy summer straw hat and a braided black velvet ribbon (braided ribbon fashioned by da mouse)||Christopher wearing a patriotic vest and visor||Martin in his police uniform, with whistle|
|Martin, in his off-hours casual clothes (minus sandals I bought for him)|
(click above to go see everyone as of March 2010!)
And CLICK HERE to see Dark Childe's wonderful collection of Build-A-Bear Friends !
Here is the front of the BABW brochure, many of the choices of animals, and a small sampling of the clothes and accessories that are available, with prices (as of June 2002):
(click on the pictures to see them very much LARGER!)
Enclosed in your "cub condo" (along with your newly-made stuffed animal and its birth certificate or storybook) are various flyers: the brochure (as above), a flyer on Build-A-Party, and the latest newsletter from BABW called Beary-Newsworthy. Also included is a sheet of stickers!
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All photos copyright 2002-2010 R. N. Dominick and Joanna M. Phillips | Build-A-Bear Workshop logo, brochure, and images copyright Build-A-Bear Workshop | Background from Absolute Background Textures Archive | Title banner, buttons, and bar by CountryMouse | Small hearts, book-reading bears, tiny bears, and sewing line from The Mousepad