Sunday, February 15, 2015


Back in the late 1990's, I was honoured to design several pieces for Deb Canham Artist Designs.  They were miniature pieces, and half of them were working push/pull toys.  Deb had them reproduced in China, in editions of 2000.   Recently, Deb has stopped reproducing pieces and gone back to doing her own original fabulous designs and in transition, she came across some remaining toys of mine.  She has very graciously offered them to me to sell.  They do not have the Deb Canham boxes or tags, but I have my own custom boxes and tags for them.

All of the pieces are made of mohair and are approximately 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 inches.  The cats, raccoon and standing rabbit are jointed.  They did a good job of capturing the style of my designs. I am offering them for sale for $49.00 each.  The shipping would be by post for $10.00.  If any of these strike your fancy, please don't hesitate to email me.

The First Collection was a Raccoon, Standing Rabbit, Rabbit on Wheels and a Push Penguin.
 These were reproduced from 1998.

The Second Collection was a Siamese Cat, Gray and White Cat, Push Goose and a Push Duck
These were reproduced from late 1999.

1.  Raccoon

2.  Standing Rabbit

3.  Penguin Push Toy

4.  Hopping Rabbit - hops when pulled

5. Siamese Cat

6.  Goose Push Toy

7.  Gray and White Cat

8.  Duck Push Toy

Friday, February 13, 2015


     Well, after a long hiatus, I have returned, although it might be sporadically.  This little fellow turned out exactly the way I wanted, so although it's the last minute, I decided to list him as a Valentine Bear.
Percival Winterbottom is 6 1/2 inches tall, made from hand dyed, aged and distressed red dense Shulte mohair.  He is fully disc jointed, with wool felt paw pads a sparse waxed nose and black German glass eyes.  His face, ears, and paws are shaded with permanent fabric paint, for a vintage look.  His fur has been aged and distressed, with tiny bits of fur missing.
     Percival wears a hand made, black velvet top hat, held on with black organza ribbon.  He has a tiny gold heart on his chest.  He comes with his basswood sign, decorated with a vintage Valentine, and decorated with glitter.  His shipping is $20.00 for UPS to most places in North America.  Overseas shipping will also $20.00.  I hope you enjoy Percival and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Friday, January 23, 2015


I found out this week that my wee bear and his friend, 'Oscar and Felix the Frog' have won a 2015, Toby Industry Choice Award. Now that it is officially posted on the Teddy Bear and Friends website, I can share it here.  I am over the moon because I know the level of the entries in this competition is world class.  It is a lovely honour to be included with so many of my peers, whom I admire, and to share these pictures with you.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you would like to see a complete list of all the winners, click here .



Sunday, December 14, 2014


I have just listed these two ornaments on Ebay tonight for three days.  You can see them by clicking
here  or the Ebay Listings link in the margin of this blog.  You can see the second ornament in the scrolling Auctiva bar on the page of which ever one you are viewing.  Thanks for peeking!

Benjamin Bunny

 The Flopsy Bunnies

Monday, December 8, 2014


I'm pleased to introduce my Christmas bear, Jasper Pembroke.   Jasper is 5 inches tall and is hand sewn, using hand dyed, smoky gray, German Shulte mohair.   He is stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot and his tummy is a little squishy. Since his mohair is hand-dyed, his fur has slight variations in tone.  He is fully disc-jointed, with amber German glass eyes and wool felt  paw pads.  Jasper has a sparse waxed nose and is shaded with permanent fabric paint, for a vintage look.  His fur has been aged and distressed, so he is missing tiny spots of mohair.  Jasper is wearing a removable,  cream wool scarf and matching toque, decorated with matching silver snowflakes. He fits nice into his cream, wool mitten, which is trimmed with gray fur.   Jasper comes with a tiny, red bottle brush tree, decorated with a bit of glitter, and a Christmas sign. The mitten has a silver ribbon on it,  so it can be displayed on the wall.   I will offer layaway of three months for Jasper. I ship UPS to most places in North America and Small Package Air, to Western Europe.  Shipping is $20.00.  Please don't hesitate to email me, if you have any questions.