Hi and thank you for stopping by!
I’m Laura Lynn Matthews, the designer and creator here at Teddies by Laura Lynn.
I was born and raised in the Chicago area, but have recently moved to the Bluegrass area of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) I absolutely love it here!
I was introduced into the world of artist teddy bears back in the late 90’s by one of my best friends. I had no idea that teddy bears could be so incredible! I loved how she incorporated teddy bears into her home decor.
After collecting for a few years, I learned that one of my favorite local artists was teaching classes. I took one class and was immediately hooked! It wasn’t long before I learned how to design my own patterns. I started selling my own bears in 2001.
I create mostly One of a Kind bears, but sometimes will do a very small limited edition. I love creating teddy bears, bunnies, dogs, cats and other “teddy friends”. They range in size from 3 1/2″ up to 14″.
Most of my bears are created out of mohair, but I will sometimes use some yummy luxury faux fur for a different type of look. I have also recycled old mink and other types of fur into bears.
(I don’t use new pelts, I only recycle old coats.)
Besides creating bears for this website, I also enjoy teaching others how to make teddy bears with videos my other website:
Feel free to pop by if you think you would like to try your hand at bear making yourself!
Thanks for stopping by,