Monday, March 8, 2021

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie's Cookie Adventure

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie's Adventure Cookies
We apologize for the silence. It's been a whirlwind of a few months, and once I had a chance to catch my breath, I realized we never shared Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie's Cookie Adventure.

It's official. We have a favorite cookie recipe for Teddy Bear's Adventure Cookies. It had to be something more than just a chocolate chip cookie, something extra special for a brave teddy bear out adventuring, so we had fun experimenting. We tried a few ingredients, and we thought it would be fun to share the adventure in pictures.
 
Check out the full recipe at the end so you can try making your own adventure cookies at home. (Can also be found in the Activity Tab along with other fun downloads.)

 


 
 

 YUM! CHOCOLATE CHIP AND BLUEBERRY ADVENTURE COOKIES!

 
 Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie's Adventure Cookie Recipe
 
Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie's Adventure Cookies
 
 Feel free to share your results with us! Enjoy the cookie making adventure!
 
 
Stay tuned for more teddy bear fun!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Book Signing Party

Book Signing Party 2020 Style

Photo of Traci Van Wagoner signing books
Photo by Kurt Keller
I have finished a big deadline and now have some time to focus on getting books signed and sent out. So, I'm having a signing party this weekend and putting together all the packages for people who have ordered the book directly from us. I've also made and received some fun teddy bear swag and am putting together thank you packages for my patrons who helped make this book possible with their generous support.

We still have a few books left. If you are interested in getting a personalized copy, please contact us with your information.


Marilyn Van Wagoner signing

I wish I could have a signing party with my Mom, but with 2020 being what it is, we will have to suffice with a virtual book signing together. A big thanks to my sisters, Valyn and Kara, for this photo and for helping make this all a reality. XO

 

And thank you all for your support and sharing this adventure with us! Please remember as well that book reviews are always helpful.


You can be brave no matter how small you are or feel.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A Big Teddy Bear Thank You

Thank you all for your wonderful support. The release of Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure has gone really well. We had an outpouring of love from family and friends who have been following this journey, and we sold several copies so far. 

Box of Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure books
We got our box full of books and more signature stickers are busy packing them up and sending them out to those who bought directly from us. Thank you for your patience.


more signature stickers for Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventue

We still have a few copies of the book available to to sign and or personalize (purchase now via paypal) as gifts this holiday season. Comment or send an email with your address and if you'd like the book personalized -- we'll also include a sticker with my mom's signature.





We have also had fun creating perfect products to create a snuggly storytime with your wee ones which are available to purchase at TVW Creations Zazzle Store.

 Light up your night with this fun patterned Itsy Bisty Teddy Bear Lamp.

For your wee ones who are afraid of the dark and could use a night time companion get this cute Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Nightlight

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Fleece Blanket -- Keep warm and snuggly with an adorable fleece blanket in three different sizes.

 

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Cocoa Mug is a great way to warm up your insides too!

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Pillow adds comfort to your cozy story time.

 

Or keep your kids occupied while cooped up inside with an Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear Puzzle.

There's much more too. Enjoy a shopping adventure today! Thanks a million! If you would like a product you don't see in the store, or if you'd like a different piece of art on a product, please let us know. Thanks so much for your support.


Monday, November 9, 2020

It's Official! Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure Release Day

 Attention please!


Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure Book

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear’s Adventure is now available!

Happy Monday! We received the 2nd print proof of the book and it looks fantastic. It has been officially approved by Blue Bear. So, we can now release Itsy, Bitsy, Teddy Bear Willie into the world. Yay!

You can order the book on my Bookshop page. Or go to our Book Store for purchasing links at other online bookstores. 

Also, you can see a flip-through of the book on Teddy Bear's Adventure Facebook page.

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure Blue Bear Approved

We will have a limited supply of books we can personalize within the next few weeks. We'll let you know when.

In the meantime, we have signed stickers available to send for those who purchase the book and would like a signed copy. Simply contact us and let us know you've purchased a book, would like a sticker and where you'd like it sent.

Thank you ever so much for joining us on this journey from sketch to final book. It has been a wonderful adventure, and we are so pleased to be able to share the final results with you.

Remember, you can be brave even though you are small.

A huge thank you goes out to my mom who has always inspired me to climb the biggest mountain and pushed me to believe I can do anything. This book is for you.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good News. Bad News

 

We got the first printed book of Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure!

Yay, but…
 

The cover is beautiful and the color of the interiors is as well, however, the printing on the interior has been cropped wrong and there are white bands on the tops and bottoms of all the pages. Ugh! So, I’m awful sorry to say, you need to be patient a while longer while we get this sorted out.


Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure First Printed Book Proof
First Print Front Cover

Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure first printed book proof
First Print Back Cover

 
*Update* 
Photo of interior pages gone wrong
Printing problems with the cropping
 

We have found the problem and are now in the process of getting it fixed. We have ordered a new proof copy from IngramSpark. I hope this final proofing stage won't take too long so we can send Itsy, Bitsy, Teddy Bear Willie out into the world.


 
 
Thank you ever so much for your patience and support!
 
 
 
 

 

 
 #TeddyBearsAdventure #fromsketchtofinalbook #process  

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Searching for Willie?

Still looking for Itsy, Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie?

He's on his way!

Searching for Itsy, Bitsy Teddy Bear Willie
I'll be getting my proof copy this week from IngramSpark and then (fingers crossed), I'll be able to move forward with releasing him into the world. This last stage of this journey has taken longer than I thought it would. It's all part of the process from sketch to final book.
 
Thanks for joining us on this adventure. Stay tuned for the launch of Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure/ Coming soon!

 

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Coming Soon! Teaser Video

Coming Soon!

While we wait for the final details to getting the book ready to launch, here's a fun teaser video of the inspiration for the project and a behind the scenes look at illustrating Itsy Bitsy Teddy Bear's Adventure.

Stay tuned for more information. We will be getting a proof copy from IngramSpark soon. So exciting!