Friday, 21 November 2014


A black mohair bear by the name of Christa.
Created as a special commission, she stands 16" tall, is nut and bolt jointed, has ultrasuede pads and she growls.
Accessorised with a jeweled collar and engraved heart shaped name tag.
Soon to be en route to her new home for Christmas.

Friday, 6 December 2013

My Latest Commission Bear . . .

Named Bruin, this 18" growling boy has been created from chocolate coloured distressed mohair.  He has a centre-seam head design and black suedette trapunto paw and foot pads.
Filled with cotton fibre, wood wool, plastic pellets and some steel shot for added weight and a tactile quality.
He is accessorised with a stitch-detail leather collar with brass fittings, a brass bell and a specially engraved brass name tag.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

JERRY MORELLO - An Autumnal Bear

JERRY MORELLO is one of my BIG traditional old-styled bears with a centre seam head design, hump back, long tapered arms and drumstick legs.
Standing at 24 inches tall, he has been created from
hand-dyed plum/black, long pile, distressed vintage velvet which has an art silk feel to it.
His head limbs and body are stuffed entirely with woodwool and I have placed some polyfibre in his black suedette paw and foot pads for a softer feel in those areas.
Jerry’s eyes are black glass and I have backed them with
brick-red felt discs to help them stand out against his fur.
His nose and mouth are embroidered in black DMC perle thread and finished with a glossy sheen.
Weight 1.3KG

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Baby Jayne

Jayne is a growling bear, she has been created as a special request.  Standing at 12 inches tall she is gently weighted with steel shot for a lovely tactile quality. 
Filled with heavyweight polyester and wood wool, her pads are made of wool felt and she has black glass eyes and an embroidered nose and mouth.
I gave her some accent shading to her features and simply accessorised her with a crinkly golden bow.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Surprise Gift!

This photograph was very kindly sent to me today showing the moment this lady saw the contents of a box she'd received.
. . . It contained a bear I had recently restored.
The lady's childhood bear had been sent to me for repairs and was to be a surprise birthday gift for her from her Mum.
I'd say she looks genuinely overjoyed to see her much loved old friend looking in his prime again :0)
I was so pleased to be able to share the moment with this photograph.

Friday, 22 March 2013

You Make Me Feel Brand New!

Despite his torn ear and his slightly grubby fur this Ted doesn't look in too bad a way, however the worst problem was hidden from view, his stuffing was discovered (as I set about topping it up) to be the old foam chips that disintegrate and turn into a very unhealthy, powdery and often sticky mess over time.
This was soon remedied as I replaced it with new clean safety compliant stuffing. Ted's fur was also cleaned, he then had his missing ear replaced and his mouth stitching tidied up. 

He's now safely home ;0)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

No Longer Blind Or Speechless . . .

The BEFORE and AFTER image of this old Ted shows he was in desperate need of some new paw and foot pads and of course some eyes!
With those in place, I then gave him a gentle cleaning to spruce up his fur and finally he was given a growl in order to let us know how much happier he is!