Thank you Peter Bear for your very kind welcome! I started only last year making bears and I mostly make the traditional looking Stieff bear as I prefer this look, I still have a lot to learn and unfortunately Ireland does not have a lot of bear makers or collectors either as far as I can see from Internet research. I would so love to meet up with other bear makers just to exchange tips and ideas etc. At the moment I make only for pleasure for family and friends and do not as yet sell my bears. I will post some pictures soon!
Thank you, Mary; it took me a while to find it (you can't imagine how many "Brown Bear" pubs and restaurants there are ), but here is the link to the BROWN BEAR FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/BrownTeddyBears?pnref=lhc
Millie is a beautiful classic teddy and I also like your other bears very much.
Thank you very much Peter Bear! Sorry you had difficulty finding me as I should have realised Brown Bear would be a very common name! I love the classic look teddy bear and my aim is to strive for perfection each time I make one, I am very happy that I have joined TT and as an amateur bear maker, I really appreciate critical comments and advice, I know of only one other lady here in Ireland who makes bears of this kind but she does this as a business whereas, at least for the moment, I do it as a hobby and for pleasure. I look forward to keeping in contact with you all! Mary.
Hi Mary,a warm welcome to this friendly forum .
I'm also a hobbyist of a few years,made 10 bears so far for family & friends but can't master that nose embroidery,you could give lessons,your noses are great .
Love traditional bears and yours are very loveable .You'll find lots of tips and advice here.I've always been encouraged by the members with helpful answers to my queries and great support and feedback.Keep posting photos of your lovely creations.
Hello Mary and welcome to TT Your bears are lovely Have you checked out the library here on TT? it's a fantastic resource jam packed with advice on all topics. Sometimes it takes a bit of navigating as there is so much in there and you end up finding out things you didn't even know you needed to know Happy browsing.......