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Potbelly Bears are one-of-a-kind mohair teddy bears. Sweet-faced and hand crafted, they're what I'm known for by collectors worldwide for more than a decade now. I stitch other textile treasures, too, like mouse-topped pin cushions, or vintage-look "Old Timer" bears; things that squish and comfort and charm, and are made from warm, woolly fabrics -- my favorite kinds. Every sewn work is 100% original, made from the highest quality materials I can source, finished to the most exacting of standards, and designed to last for generations. 

 

I do my very best.

 

HONORS

I'm really proud to be a multiple TOBY and URSA winner, and the winner of the Golden Teddy "Friends" category with CHAUNCEY (a skunk), back when I entered competitions.

 

IN PRINT

Publication of my works and tutorials, both online and in print, domestically and internationally, remains a huge honor.

 

HELPING OTHERS

It feels right to pay this happy endeavor forward, and to share about it wherever I can. If you're a bear maker -- or want to be! -- please send me your questions. I'll do my best to help!

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