Wedding Teddy Bears

12 years ago, I had the most spectacular wedding. Just yesterday, I was reminded by a foreigner that my wedding was the best wedding that she’d attended *smiles with glee*. She was not the only person who shared that sentiment and that gives me assurance that everyone who attended my wedding that day had a jolly excellent time. Perhaps ex-boyfriends were not feeling as jolly but that is why they are ex. Heh.

My beloved mother, who was so excited that her first born and only girl was getting married, toiled for months before September 2001, sewing the above teddy bears from scratch. We had bought loads of coloured felt, embroidery thread of all colours and ribbons to tie around the teddies necks and sequins and beads for the eyes. Mom had some little elf helpers in her teddy team and I loved it. The home would be filled with teddies in progress, teddy jokes and laughter, teddy cursings but lots of teddy love and we had printed just over 200 name tags for the teddies as wedding favours. What would anyone want with a little teddy, one might ask? They were meant to be potpourri scented squishies to be placed in your underwear drawers or wherever you saw fit. I loved those teddy bears and wish and wish and WISH I had kept some.

On wedding day, they were all taken home but I KNOW that many people were not appreciative of it and would have just chucked it into the bin or somewhere else and then forgotten as some normally do with wedding favours but these were favours that were hand sewn from scratch full of love. Do you know how many months my mother slaved over teddy bears till she was all teddy beared out??? She said she didn’t want to see a teddy bear for the next 10 years!!!

So yeah. I loved my wedding teddy bears. If you attended my wedding and still have my wedding teddy bear, if you do not have a use for it, can I please have it back? My kids saw this picture and asked why I did not save any for them!

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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  1. These teddy bears are so precious! I would keep them if I attended your wedding – you are right about people who do not know how to appreciate such labours of love. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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