Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

The Tales of a bear and a pillow

Just before I turned 30 I entered a cool on line give away from a blog called Koo & Poppet, it was for a sweet handmade bear with personality and I ended up winning. I had had a funny inkling that this bear would be coming to us. I really hadn't won too many things in my life and this totally made my birthday day! Shortly after finding out about the win our special handmade bear arrived to our apartment for a Mr. Ben. Just like the picture it was perfect and fun; his name is Tom Tom and he likes Benjamins and dislikes getting lost.

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I have talked about this local shop before and you can read about that here and here. When Ben turned one my older sis gave him a totally lush Koo & Poppet blue velvet pillow with a "B' and a 'bear'. It hangs out in Ben's room and he pretends to sleep against it and loves to pet the bear.

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Auntie Glyn said...

Look at my cute little nephew! The best part is I can totally see a mix of you two in him. You guys need some family portraits!

October 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM  
Guest said...

did your sis make that pillow ?? if not where could i get one ? and ben is basically to adorable for words !


October 30, 2009 at 10:53 PM  
Tracey said...

I really love the photography and your baby is like the perfect little model. The pillow is so nice. Where can I get one like that? Can I get it customized? What a great birthday gift for your little guy.

October 31, 2009 at 7:28 AM  
Mama in the City said...

Hey Denise! The pillow was from my sister but she bought it through Koo & Poppet. The owner is named Sarah and she has an Etsy shop @
If you wanted a pillow like that one go and check out her blog. She posted some great pics of three similar pillows that she made.

(I hope these will be active links once I post the comment!)

October 31, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Mama in the City said...

I can now see more Alex in him for sure. A good mix of genes hey!

October 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Mama in the City said...

You can get a pillow just like that one from Koo & Poppet! Go to her blog and check things out. She has her Etsy shop linked on her blog. Cheers Tracey!

October 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Sarah Hannaford-Mcgregor said...

I'm so glad Benji loves the pillow I bought for him. Sarah made it in such a short time and even delivered it to my door (at the time we only lived a short distance apart!).

October 31, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Koo & Poppet said...

Andrea!!! These photos are so wonderful! Thank you so much for posting, and I am so happy that Ben likes his Koo & Poppet creations. May I snag a photo for my blog?

October 31, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

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