My @therealvioletpie collection and I made the elephant in the tea tin and little bear next to it is from a friend. And today’s #themoreyouknow teddy bears where invented in 1902. And the idea came from performing bears, like the ones above. In Germany, a toy designer named Richard Steiff visited a touring American circus. He sought inspiration for a new plaything. Steiff watched a troupe of performing bears, and the rest was history.
There had been toy bears before, walking on all fours and often made from real fur. Steiff, however, wanted something different. He and his aunt Margarete, the founder of the toy company for which Richard worked, collaborated on a new design. Their bears would stand upright, jointed in a way similar to dolls. Richard drew up the plans, while Margarete prepared the prototypes from scraps of mohair cloth, made the hair of an Angora goat.Teddy bears caught the fancy of kids across the globe. Nowadays, the Steiff company may be the world’s leading & best known soft toy manufacturer. Mohair also continues to be the cloth that covers many traditional bears.
As for the “teddy” in teddy bears, this came from the President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt in 1902. The outdoor-loving President had gone on a Mississippi hunt one day, but he didn’t bag anything. Concerned about this, an aide discovered a lost bear cub wandering through the woods. He tied the cub to a tree and bought brought Roosevelt to it. The President could claim a trophy after all! Roosevelt, however, refused to shoot the defenseless creature. He ordered it to be set free.The press quickly published the story, along with a popular cartoon of it. This inspired a Brooklyn candy store owner, Morris Michtom. Using the cartoon as a guide, Michtom & his wife put together a little jointed toy bear cub. Michtom placed the plaything in his shop window. Beside it was a copy of the cartoon & a handwritten notice saying “Teddy’s Bear.” The toy sold so well that, within a year, Michtom closed his candy store and established the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co., still one of the biggest toy firms on the planet.
Naughty Myrt has been naughtier than usual lately. We believe she is bored and coming up with jobs on her own. She has been barking at EVERYTHING, pretty much anytime the doors and/or windows are open. So..... in an effort to challenge her, we started making agility equipment. This way she will learn something new, be challenged, and hopefully replace an old job with a new one. I must say.... she and Siggy did fantastic for day one on their first two obstacles. More to come.... #agilityability#atireddogisagooddog#givethemajob#learnsomethingnew#andpracticeit
Still a few spots left in our Wood Sign Workshop on Thursday, April 25 at 6pm! Look through our design gallery on our website for all the different options you can choose from at studio223az.com. Grab a friend and come join us for a fun night! #learnsomethingnew#diyclass#studio223az
Have you ever heard the term that "water is life"?
Water has given birth to everything that we are and see on Earth
This is why scientists search for water on other planets...
They say that where there is water, there is life
With the same notion then how is it that we overlook the healing abilities that water provides?
If water gives life then could it also heal?
Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to have clean water and most people who do generally don't know where their water is coming from
What we need to do is get to the source
When we find water in pure form (or cleanse the water back to its original state), then we are able to let that water do its work to heal and cleanse ourselves and the world
There is nothing that water cannot heal
You just have to find the right healing technique that's going to work for you
3 194 hours ago
Ok, last one, I promise. But if you haven’t tried something new for a form of exercise, I highly recommend it. When you learn something new, you create more neuropathways in the brain which keeps your brain healthy and lets you live longer! 🎉🎉🎉
Fantastic weather for our fully booked SUP School this weekend ☀️Our new paddlers left competant, confident, and super happy. If you’d like to learn how to paddle, visit www.supsect.com 🏄🏾♀️🏄🏽♂️ #supsect#supschool#learntosup#essex
8 11117 hours ago
I really wish I had a progress video to show where I was starting the rings back in August....learning the rings has been so fun and toughening up my hands has been so NOT fun 😖🤗 And the best part is I can fly myself when there are no bases at the Green! #originalmusclebeach#santamonica#everydaysabeachday
51 44317 April, 2019
Some planters ready for the kiln!
have a sunny weekend 🌞