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. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


I have just listed Lester Wiggins on Ebay for three days - here are a few preview pictures.  You can view his auction by clicking here or clicking the Ebay Auctions link on my blog.  I hope you have time to take a peek and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Monty the Elf is a fraction over 2 1/4 inches tall - I haven't made a bear this small in years.  I was trying to do something different and I soon remembered why I moved on to bigger bears.  I won't make anything this small for a while lol.  Monty is made from German Shulte mohair and although very tiny, he is still fully disc-jointed.  He has German glass eyes and is stuffed with excelsior and a little glass beads.  He has a tiny waxed nose and is shaded with permanent fabric paints for a vintagle look.  He comes with his tiny reproduction, wind-up train engine. His shipping will by by UPS to most places in North America and for airmail shipping, overseas.  Please don't hesitate to contact me of you have any questions.