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About 20 years ago (actually it was 1998), I visited a friend of mine in California and was introduced to the world of bear-making. She had almost a hundred bears, and as I picked up each and every one of them to marvel at their individual characters, a little light went on inside me. A few months later, back in Florida, I went to my first teddy bear show and met two ladies who made teddy bears from recycled fur coats. That little light came on again because I loved the idea of recycling.  The ladies were offering classes so I immediately signed up. I went to my first class and have been hooked on bear-making ever since. I hope you enjoy my Heir Bears as much as I enjoy creating them!    

 

Shows & Events Scheduled in 2021*:   

*Live in-person shows will be added as soon as they are confirmed and determined to be safe from Covid-19.

January 15-17, 2021:  Bear Hugs 4 U Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone). Click here for site 

February 5-8, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

February 12-14, 2021Tampa Online Teddy Bear Show .  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone).  Click her for site.

March 12-14, 2021:  Bear Hugs 4 U Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone). Click here for site 

April 9-12, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

May 7-10, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

June 18-21, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

July 9-11, 2021:  Bear Hugs 4 U Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone). Click here for site 

August 6-9, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

September 10-13, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone)

October 15-17, 2021:  Bear Hugs 4 U Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone). Click here for site   

November 5-8, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Saturday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone) 

November 26-28, 2021:  Bear Hugs 4 U Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at noon and closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone). Click here for site 

November or December, 2021:  Craft Festival, Stephen O'Connell Center, University of Florida, off W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL.  Details   PENDING

December 3-6, 2021:   Bright Star Online Teddy Bear Show.  Opens Friday at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Monday.at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone) 

 

Heir Bears in Print:   Who's Who in Bear Making 2008; Teddy Bear & Friends Magazine (see feature article in Sept.-Oct. 2008 issue); Teddy Bear Review Magazine (see feature article in April 2009 issue AND "Monroe" on the cover); and Teddy Bear Times 2016.

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Customer Comments

"Your bears have the dearest faces.  I know they are yours before I see the name."  D.M.

"The two bears made from my Mom's beaver coat arrived ... they are absolutely precious and even cuter than I thought possible.  The workmanship is wonderful; I just love their faces!"  M.S.

" The Safari Bear arrived today.  I think you do a wonderful job in shaping the faces.  He is very adorable." M.P.

"I love 'Lil Coyote ('Wiley Coyote').  It's always great to see you & your bears."  C.W.

 "Your bears have the magic touch!!"  L.V.M.

"... thrilled with the bear.  (I) had no idea that furs could be recycled into such magnificent creatures!"  C.K.

"Your work is beautiful and I am thrilled to own a piece of it!"  G.M.

"'Little Ted' arrived safe and sound today.  He's even better than I anticipated!  Thank you for sharing your talent with me!"  L.N. 

 

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