Thank you for taking the time to visit Cedric’s site (he’s really thrilled, honestly) and we hope you like what you see. Don’t feel shy to write to us – and for any small people who want to know more about Cedric just ask your Mummy or Daddy to send a message on your behalf and we’ll pass it on.
Whatever your Chinese sign, we hope that this is a fantastic year for you all!
Katie (Dragon), Anne (Pig) and Lucia (Dog)
Cynics say that celebrating the New Year is pointless, that soon after the New Year arrives, we all forget our resolutions and resort to our old ways.
I say that the New Year offers us the priceless commodity of hope.
The beginning of a new year allows us to draw a line behind the previous one and to reflect on what happened, good and bad. It gives us pause for thought and time to see how we might do things differently; it also inspires us to dream. Whether your dreams are big or small, it takes hope to dream – and courage.
It’s not always easy to identify the starting point of an idea or a design, but I can clearly remember what inspired me when I began to work on the design of the fabric which ultimately became the cloth for my teddy bear, Cedric. I had in my mind the colours of autumn, the mix of soft reds, muted gold and hints of yellow like the beautiful soft sunlight that is so special in late September.
As I worked at my loom and wove these beautiful threads together I could see in my mind’s eye all the colours of a cascade of falling leaves.