YOU – My Bear Making Students & Collectors – Made it Possible, thank you!

Full time teddy bear maker - thank you!

Today my heart is just so very full that I had to post.
Last Monday, my boyfriend hit his head very hard during a fall and landed in the ER.  Thankfully no fluid on the brain, no cracks in the scull.  But for the whole week he was having a very hard time with dizziness and then nausea.  He saw a doc and was diagnosed and treated for a form of positional vertigo.  He has to stay home for 3 more days and has restrictions on movement.  Thankfully I have been able to be there for him to to help with whatever needs doing.

3+ years ago my Mother had a brain aneurysm burst and was in the ICU for a month, another month in the hospital and 5 months in rehab.  I was so happy to be able to be there with her at the hospital every day for 2 months, then 2-3 times a week for 5 months at the rehab center 90 minutes away.

Quite a while ago my daughter was in high school.... right about when I started to go full time with bears.  For the first time in her life, I was able to be there for her after school.  I remember telling her that I was sorry I wasn't there after school for her when she was younger.  She told me not to worry about it, that she REALLY liked coming home now and being able to talk with me about her day.

If it were not for all of my wonderful bear making students & teddy bear collectors... NONE of this would have been possible!  I would have had to go to work.  Thank you!!!!

Another Bear Making Supplier in South Africa!

Hi all!

I just wanted to let you know about another bear making supplier in South Africa.  It's Creative Me Studios:  This business is owned by Megan Wallace.

Megan offers a wide assortment of patterns as well as mohair, eyes, noses, teddy bear joints, accessories, and tools to assist in your sewing and bear making.

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Pixie Bear Pattern Available for Sale

Only Available Until Friday February 19th!

Pixie Teddy Bear Pattern by Laura Lynn

Pixie Teddy Bear Pattern by Laura Lynn

You will download this pattern immediately upon purchase!

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This pattern is in PDF format. You need Adobe's FREE Adobe Reader to open and print this pattern.

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Marco Bear Making Kits

12 inch bear making class


Kits for making Marco are available in several colors for $25 + $6 shipping (US).

Shipping to Canada is $10, Rest of the World $15 - via US First Class Mail

Each kit includes the mohair, paw pad fabric, pearle cotton for the nose & mouth, glass eyes, artificial sinew &  joint assemblies (I will include both cotter pins and bolts and lock nuts as we will go over pros and cons of both.)

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Alligator Clips instead of Pins

alligator clips alligator-clipAlligator clips instead of pins:  I used to use pins to hold my mohair fabric pieces together while I sewed.  Then I discovered alligator clips!  They are so much faster to use.  They don’t pucker my fabric like the pins did.  An added bonus is that they don’t put pin sized holes in my fabric!   I originally found them at Radio Shack.  I had to ask at the counter as they were not out on the shelves.  Recently I’ve been buying them online at eBay (link).   I prefer the type with teeth.

Share Photos of the Bears you Made in Class!

Share Photos of the Bears you Made in Class!

I love seeing photos of the bears you've made from the classes here.  Share those photos here!  You can upload them with your comment.  I only ask that you limit your photos to bears you made from Teddy Bear Academy classes or patterns.    They will not show up immediately as they have to be approved to prevent spam.  Thank you, I look forward to seeing many adorable teddy bears!