About Laura Lynn

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!  When I moved to Kentucky, my sweet little Sequoia, my constant chihuahua companion accompanied me on the move.

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,

Bear hugz,

Laura Lynn