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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


My Christmas show is now closed.  Many of the bears and animals have found homes and I would like to thank all of my customers for their continued support. These three remaining three bears are still looking for homes.  You can email through the address on the blog.  Thanks!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I will be having a small show on Thursday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. which will run until Saturday, November 22nd, at 6:00 p.m.  I hope you can pop by. I have created a new blog, since I am having a problem with my other one.  The link for the show is here and it will be live at 4:00 pm.  Thanks!