As of February 3, 2020, I will be accepting custom orders again for a limited time on a first come-first served basis. All orders would be completed in 2021 as this year is already completely booked.
Why leave a special garment, blanket, quilt, coat or anything else of sentimental value in a closet when it can be turned into a teddy bear to sit out in your room and available for a hug when you need one? I can also create a bear and dress it in miniature clothes that have special memories for you. Machine embroidery on paw pads is also now available.
The memory bears are created from a pattern that I have developed over time and continue to develop. I have samples here to give you an idea of what the bears will look like but there will be subtle changes due to the type of fur or garment used. The collector bears are made from even more personal patterns. They are of limited quantities to provide a personal touch. They range in size from 6" to 20".
I do have a rather long waiting list for custom work and have had to suspend taking orders for a while.
IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME ABOUT BEARS AND HAVE BEEN PLACED ON MY CUSTOM ORDER LIST, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR COAT/GARMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO HOLD SPOTS ON THIS LIST FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT RECEIVING THE ITEM AS CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ORDER.
The memory bear sizes shown from left to right -
Large, Medium, Small, 10" & 8".
The large, medium and small bears created from an old bed spread. Garments and old quilts work just as well.
This family of bears was created from a muskrat and fox coat. Both furs were used to create a unique bear.
A relative's collection of handkerchiefs were used to create these bears for a client.
A hug of bears created from a client's muskrat coat.