Build-A-Bear Workshop

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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
Small red heart Small patchwork heart Small patchwork heart Small red heart
Bear reading a book Martin, in his off-hours casual clothes (minus sandals I bought for him) Bear reading a book



Line of spools of thread, thimbles, and patches



My Build-A-Bear Workshop Friends

(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):

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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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BABW stickers


Be sure to go to the Build-A-Bear Workshop website! You can buy stuffed animals, clothes, and accessories online too! And there are also many fun games and downloads there!


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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