If you’ve got children, then I would be surprised if you have never heard of or visited Build A Bear Workshop. We have collected a few over the years with Miss A, and each one can tell it’s own story, so I’ll start at the beginning and introduce you.
This is Alice. Alice arrived in our house around three years ago when Miss A was three years old. She arrived from Hamleys in London no less as Mummy and Granny went on a theatre trip and brought Miss A home a present. She has a personalised message in her foot that says “I love you Miss A” which I remember having to go away from the hustle and bustle in Hamleys and through to the warehouse to record my voice.
Maisie arrived with us a couple of years ago after a very successful swimming trip. As you can see she has been well loved by the state of some of her fur that is coming out. She doesn’t have any personalisation, but this was the first (and only) bear Miss A has created herself in the shop.
This is Rainbow Dash. Miss A expressed a wish for a pony when the range came out in the shops earlier this year. She really wanted the blue one, so we bought it for her birthday and hid it away. Shortly before her birthday, Miss A announced she really wanted the pink one! Oops, well I wasn’t buying two, so Rainbow Dash was here to stay. She is loved just as much as the pink one would have been, and she contains a beating heart inside her chest which is a nice touch.
Snowy Sparkles bunny is the newest addition to Miss A’s collection. A super sweet Christmas themed bunny, and she stands out against Alice with her blue fur which is adorned with pretty snowflake detailing.
She has arrived with us wearing a lovely ice skating outfit, perfect for the season. The outfit will I’m sure be mixed and matched between the other bears.
I was surprised that Snowy Sparkles only cost the same price as Alice the plainer version of the bunny does. You pay for the experience as well as the bear when you visit a Build A Bear shop, but a bargain £16.99 for the bear excluding the outfit will make a great Christmas present for any soft toy loving child this year.
As you can see Snowy Sparkles is fitting in with the rest of the family very well.