HANDMADE 'REAL FUR' TEDDY BEARS

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"TEDDY BEARS WITH A PAST"

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TEDDY BEARS AND TREASURES

HERE'S A CHANCE TO GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE A REALLY UNIQUE GIFT. A COMPLETELY HAND MADE REAL FUR TEDDY BEAR. THESE LOVABLE CUDDLY, LITTLE FELLA'S ARE LITERALLY HAND STITCHED, & MACHINE SEWN... EACH MADE UNIQUELY DIFFERENT, AND INDIVIDUAL BY RENOWN TEDDY BEAR ARTIST, CINDY BOGARD. THEY ARE CREATED FROM REAL VINTAGE ( RECYCLED) FURS IN SUPERB CONDITION LIKE LUXURIOUS MINK, FOX, SHEARED BEAVER, HARE, COYOTE, SUPER SOFT MUSKRAT OR RARE CURLY MONGOLIAN LAMB. NOTE: EACH TYPE OF FUR HAS IT'S OWN UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC / TEXTURE. EACH ONE OF THESE CUTE BEARS IS FULLY JOINTED AT THE NECK, ARMS AND LEGS AND LINED WITH MUSLIN TO KEEP THEM FROM TEARING. THEY ARE MADE WITH  SATIN PAW PADS, AND EACH HAVE HAND-BLOWN GERMAN GLASS EYES TO GIVE THEM THE ELEGANCE THAT'S BEFITTING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BEAR. THEY MAKE A TOTALLY UNIQUE GIFT FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE BUT, ACTUALLY ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN HEIRLOOM TEDDY BEAR MADE FROM YOUR FUR, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO CREATE IT FOR YOU, JUST CONTINUE DOWN THE PAGE FOR THAT INFORMATION. YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME OF THE TEDDY BEARS I HAVE MADE FOR PEOPLE, AS WELL AS, TEDDIES "SOLD" IN OUR MUSEUM GIFT SHOP OR THE 'CENTRE FOR THE ARTS'.

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All of my Teddy Bears and Treasures come from a smoke free home...
(352)636-2347 ~ email: 'cindebog@aol.com'

A LIST OF THE BEARS AND OTHER FUR ITEMS I CURRENTLY HAVE IN OUR SHOWCASE:

I have been so busy the past couple of years making Heirloom Bears for entire families, that my 2016 collection was relatively small in comparison... I have just started working on my 2017 collection of beautiful Teddy Bears and Bunnies and am excited to offer them on my site once they come to life. 


                     
2016 Collection



                    
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"ABIGAIL"
is a very "Girly" Teddy Bear

Abigail is a Big Beautiful Girly Teddy Bear made from a wonderful old brown striped Marmot Coat...She is the "Old Style" Teddy Bear with long arms, legs & nose and as you can see by the photos, is a nice big girl standing at 23" tall and sitting at 16"... she is perfect for your favorite old chair or the center of your bed.  Abigail has big black German Glass Eyes, big black Embroidered Nose, and wonderful patterned Satin Paw Pads. She is wearing her favorite Lace Hair Bow and matching Rhinestone Necklace as well as a little photo frame on a chain around her neck for your favorite photo. She is a five-way Jointed  bear so you can move her arms, legs and head.  Whether Abigail will be added to your favorite collection of Teddy Bears, or just a fun addition to your home, she will definitely put a smile on your face.

$350.00 plus shipping


           

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"SCARLET"
is a Fluffy Bunny

Like my past Bunnies, I try my best to use wonderful old Fox Fur Coats as they are the most beautiful furs and Scarlet is another perfect example of that...Covered in the thickest, soft, cuddly Fox Fur in Cream & Dark Brown Tips, White Hare Fur nose, inside ears and bottom of her little cotton tail...She is such a Pretty Bunny. Scarlet has big black German Glass Eyes and pink Embroidered Nose which really stand out against her fur color. Her black Satin Paw Pads are almost impossible to see due to her long fur and Scarlet just had to have a fun Hair Bow to show off those big eyes... and of course a little photo frame on a chain around her neck for your favorite photoShe is a darling size Bunny sitting at 10" and standing up at 14" and she is five-way Jointed so you can move her Arms, Legs and Head.  You will have a hard time putting Scarlet down once you hold her in your arms... Beautiful, Soft and Sweet... Scarlet

$450.00 plus shipping



          
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"ANNIE"
is an Angel of a Teddy Bear

I think all my Teddy Bears and Bunnies are Angels but Annie takes it a step further... She has Tan Feather Wings and a Pearl Halo...This adorable little black Teddy Bear is made from a Vintage Bear Coat  and has little black Satin Paw Pads.  She has big black German Glass Eyes with the cutest expression and cute little black Embroidered Nose. What Angel would leave home without their wings and Halo... Not Annie for sure... she also is wearing a cute little matching pearl necklace to match her halo and has a little photo frame on a chain around her neck for your favorite photo. Annie is a darling Teddy Bear sitting at 8 1/2" and standing up at 12" and she is five-way Jointed so you can move her Arms, Legs and Head.  What a wonderful addition Annie would make to your home...

$250.00 plus shipping




        

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"DEXTER"
an adorable Angel Teddy Bear

Dexter is quite a Handsome Teddy Bear with his big White Feather Angel Wings and little Black Bow Tie...Created from a vintage Black & Silver Curly Lamb Fur Coat , Dexter is just too sweet for words. His big black German Glass Eyes and black Embroidered Nose give him such a cute little expression and his silver satin paw pads are a perfect complement to his fur color.  Dexter is the 'Old Style" teddy bear with long arms, legs and nose and he is five-way Jointed so you can move his Arms, Legs and Head.  He is  the perfect size for all you Teddy Bear lovers standing at 15" and sitting at 10".  He also has a little photo frame on a chain around his neck for your favorite photo.
Dexter is waiting for his new home...

$220.00 plus shipping -  SOLD

Dexter is now in his forever home :)



         

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"FREDRICK"
is a cuddly little Teddy Bear  SOLD
Dressed in his favorite Tie and Cap... Fredrick is quite the dapper young Teddy Bear... He was made from a beautiful old light brown Beaver Fur Coat and matching Light Brown Satin Paw Pads.  His cute tie is vintage and his little handmade cap is from an old fleece throw.  Fredrick has big black German Glass Eyes & big black Embroidered Nose and a little photo frame on a chain around his neck for your favorite photo.. Fredrick is a darling  size Teddy Bear sitting at 10" and standing up at 13" and He is five-way Jointed so you can move his Arms, Legs and Head.  Whether in a favorite chair or next to your favorite collection of teddy's, you will fall in love with Fredrick .

$250.00 plus shipping
SOLD - Fredrick is making someone's birthday very special :)




VINTAGE AND EXOTIC FUR BABY BOOTIES

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My Beautiful Grand Daughter "Olivia" at 6 weeks old in her Fox Booties

    

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If you are looking for that special one-of-a-kind shower gift for the New Arrival, these Beautiful Baby Booties are the perfect choice. Think of all the excitement your gift will cause when the Mom-To-Be opens her little package and out pops a pair of REAL Mink Booties. I make them from many types of fur as I can't decide which one is cuter. Whether it's Mink, Persian Lamb, Rabbit, Mongolian Sheep or  any of the Vintage Furs that I make my Teddy Bears from, these are the most wonderful gift you can give the new arrival. They are lined and a little cuff is added at the top and then they are finished off with a pretty little bow that can be adjusted for fit. I sell many of these little booties, so you will need to check with me to see what I have available, or if you would like to select a fur and color of your choice, just e-mail or call me.

Call or e-mail me for prices on special furs...otherwise, Only $50



I will be happy to take additional photos of any of my Sweet Little Bears if you would like to see them... just e-mail me at cindebog@aol.com with your request.


UNIQUE OPTION: DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FUR? ...


MAYBE YOU HAVE A FAVORITE OLD FUR STOLE, JACKET / COAT, OR OTHER FUR, FROM YOUR FAMILY HANGING IN YOUR CLOSET THAT YOU WILL NEVER WEAR. YET, MAYBE IT HOLDS
WONDERFUL MEMORIES (OF YOUR MOM OR GRANDMA ?)... WHY NOT HAVE IT MADE INTO A BRAND NEW TEDDY BEAR? IT CAN BECOME A
TREASURED FAMILY HEIRLOOM THAT WILL BE PASSED DOWN FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.... GENERATION TO GENERATION.

YOUR SPECIAL CUSTOM TEDDY CAN BE CREATED WITH YOUR OWN FUR...

YOUR FUR MUST BE 'APPROVED' BY CINDY & BE IN GOOD CONDITION ( SOME TEARS OK, BUT PLEASE NO DRIED OUT SKIN...I CAN CONDITION SOME SKINS IF THEY ARE NOT TOO BADLY DRIED OUT BUT THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $20 CHARGE AS THE PRODUCT I USE IS COSTLY ). SAGA FOX FUR HAS LEATHER STRIPS BETWEEN THE FOX FUR STRIPS AND MANY TIMES THE FUR PORTION IS VERY THIN...I CAN MAKE A TEDDY BEAR OR BUNNY FROM THESE FURS BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WILL HAVE MANY AREAS WITHOUT FUR AND IT IS A CHALLENGE TO GET THE FUR IN ALL THE PERFECT PLACES TO HIDE THE LEATHER. YOU CAN SEE TWO EXAMPLES BELOW : 'ELIZABETH' AND "BUNNY GIRL" ( AT BOTTOM OF PAGE) MADE FROM A SAGA FOX COAT.

THE PAW PADS ARE MADE FROM THE INSIDE LINING OF THE COAT  AND CAN INCLUDE THE MONOGRAM FROM THE INSIDE OF THE COAT (IF THERE IS ONE) TO ONE PAW PAD IF IT WILL FIT. OR, IF YOU LIKE, THE MONOGRAM AND GARMENT LABEL CAN BE SEWN ONTO A NECK RIBBON MADE OUT TO THE LINING. IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO 'GET CREATIVE' AND INVOLVE YOURSELF IN SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE.

EACH CUSTOM MADE BEAR WILL BE:

LINED WITH MUSLIN FOR EXTRA STRENGTH*** AND STUFFED WITH 100% PURE FIBERFILL.

EMBROIDERED MOUTH & NOSE.

HAVE BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAND-BLOWN GERMAN GLASS EYES (OTHER COLORS OPTIONAL).

BE FIVE-WAY JOINTED (NECK, ARMS AND LEGS)

I PUT A CHAIN & LITTLE PHOTO FRAME AROUND THEIR NECKS SO THAT YOU CAN PUT A PHOTO OF THE FAMILY MEMBER THAT OWNED THE FUR IN IT AS A REMEMBRANCE OF THAT LOVED ONE TO LAST FOR GENERATIONS.

I MAKE A CD OF YOUR TEDDY BEAR OR BUNNY, FROM THE FUR TO THE FINAL CREATION OF THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY TREASURE.

OFFERED IN MULTIPLE SIZES FROM 8 INCHES TO 20+ INCHES IN LENGTH / HEIGHT DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF FUR AND HOW MUCH IS AVAILABLE.

TAKES ABOUT 30-45 DAYS TO FINISH (DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF ORDERS IN HOUSE AND HOLIDAYS).

THE COST OF A 8'' OR LARGER TEDDY BEAR IS $200** (for cost on multiple Teddy Bears, see below). CREATE YOUR HEIRLOOM BEAR BY SENDING THE FUR COAT / STOLE WITH HALF PAYMENT. THE BALANCE IS DUE WHEN BEAR IS FINISHED, AND THE BEAR WILL BE SHIPPED WHEN FINAL PAYMENT CLEARS. FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE ADD 7% SALES TAX. LEFTOVER FUR OR OTHER MATERIALS ARE NOT RETURNED UNLESS YOU REQUEST IT. I HAVE HAD QUITE A FEW REQUESTS FOR BUNNY RABBITS AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MAKE THEM BUT DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE HAND WORK INVOLVED, THE COST FOR A BUNNY IS $250. THERE ARE FURS THAT WILL NOT WORK FOR A BUNNY SO PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND LET ME KNOW WHAT TYPE OF FUR YOU HAVE SO WE CAN DISCUSS WHETHER IT WILL MAKE A GOOD BUNNY OR NOT. BEAR IN MIND (PUN INTENDED) I AM BOOKED 6-8 WEEKS OUT, SO PLEASE MAKE YOUR PLANS ACCORDINGLY.

 *** Lining your teddy bear is a vital part of keeping it in good shape for many generations...I have made many repairs for teddy bear owners that had bears created and the person that made them did not take the extra steps to line them.  It is very difficult to repair these old fur teddy bears once they have been torn due to non lining and many times over stuffing...please make sure that whoever creates your family heirloom, that they take the care needed to make it last...

Cost for Multiple Teddy Bears:

1-5 Teddy Bears is $200 each

6 + Teddy Bears is $180 each

**(Due to the challenge of working with Mouton fur, I have to charge an additional $15  each to make a teddy bear or bunny from this fur... )

* TO INSURE YOUR CUSTOM TEDDY IS EXACTLY AS YOU REQUEST, PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT cindebog@aol.com WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR REASONABLE RECOMMENDATIONS. REMEMBER: BE KIND; LEAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR EACH PROJECT, ESPECIALLY AROUND CHRISTMAS.

A personal note from Cindy:

I love animals ! (we have 7 indoor cats of our own, as well as, all the neighborhood squirrels & birds that come by for a treat). I do not support killing animals to make clothing. The furs I use come from old vintage coats and stoles that were very 'trendy' at the time, which Mom or Grandma wore years ago. Many of these furs are now stored in the back of a closet , or abandoned, never to be used as outer wear again. I think it's sad that these Little Animals gave up their life for 'clothes', and that they are now just relegated to an unused old memory.  I have chosen this Craft to give these beautiful old furs another 'new life ', so that they can hopefully last forever. I also am very close with my Family and know what it's like to lose a Loved One...Making a bear out of your Mother's or Grandma's old fur gives your family something to cherish for another lifetime. I LOVE Teddy Bears and when they are made from wonderful old furs, they turn out so beautiful that it makes my hobby incredibly fulfilling. I hope you enjoy my Teddy Bears and Bunnies as much as I do creating them.

Cindy Bogard

MADE IN THE U.S.A. 

ALL ITEMS, PHOTO'S & DESCRIPTIONS HEREIN ARE COPYRIGHTED & CANNOT BE DUPLICATED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER, CINDY K. BOGARD

Some of my Teddy Bears & Bunnies from my yearly collections that have found wonderful homes...

LAST YEARS COLLECTION



     
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"BEN"
is a Foxy Teddy Bear
$350.00
SOLD 





    

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"BILLY" Bunny...a Handsome Boy
     
$400.00 plus shipping
 SOLD


    

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"CLEMENTINE" is a Darling of a Bunny

SOLD

$450.00

   
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Introducing "BERNIE"

 SOLD
$450.00

   

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"LUCY" Loves to Read

 SOLD

$275.00


         

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"KAMI"
Loves Flowers

 SOLD

$375

   

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"SAM" is a Sweet Little Boy

SOLD

$300

   
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Miss "SALLY"
$400.00

SOLD

Sally is the Current Style Teddy Bear...She has a Wider Face, Chubbier Arms and Legs and a Shorter Nose than the Old Style Teddy Bear...




  'SPENCER' SOLD $500

   'MADONNA' SOLD $400

 

  'Andrew'  SOLD $500
Old fashioned "Teddy Roosevelt" style Teddy Bear

  'MARTIN' SOLD $500

  'KIM-LEE' SOLD $400

    'MUFFIN' SOLD $375

    'SU-LIN' SOLD $500

  'CHARLES' SOLD $400

  'BABS' SOLD $275

  'DARCIE' SOLD $275

  'TREVOR' SOLD $375

  'ELIZABETH' SOLD $375

  'QUINTON' SOLD $450

  'MAGGIE' SOLD $275

  'BEATRICE' SOLD $375

  'SARA'  SOLD $200

  'AMY' SOLD $250

Featured Below are 'some' of the Teddy Bears I have made for people out of their furs..

 

This Beautiful Large Teddy Bear was made for a local fellow that wanted to do Something Special for his Lady Friend...He had purchased the  mink stole many years ago and thought that something should be done with it, so he brought it to me and told me about this wonderful Lady that he wanted a Teddy Bear made for...I could see the love in his eyes as he talked about her...I fell a little bit in love with him that day as he was so sweet and kind...  he brought her here to pick up this "little surprise" and I got to see the pride in his eyes when he handed her this Big Beautiful Teddy Bear... I smiled for a week every time I thought of them...What a great love match they made... They were both very happy with the Teddy Bear and I think it will live happily ever after with this charming couple... 

Thanks so much...Henry


 

When Janet first contacted me about her mom's two mink stoles, she was interested in having two Teddy Bears made for her mom's two Great Grand Daughters...after the furs arrived I let her know there was plenty of fur to make three nice size bears, so she decided on having a third one to keep for herself...I was able to put her Mom's name and the makers tags on the paw pads.  I also put the beautiful embroidered flowers that were on the lining of one of the stoles on the ribbon around the neck of her Teddy Bear.  She was very happy with them I think...she wrote me this note:

"I got my bears yesterday and they are sooo adorable!  I cannot thank you enough for helping to keep a bit of my Mom here with us.  I know the girls will love theirs.  Have to show them off a bit before I mail them out..."

Thanks again,

Janet M.


 

I don't often get lucky enough for the Man who inherited a family members fur to think about having a Teddy Bear made from it...John inherited his Grandmother's furs and remembered seeing Teddy Bears made from furs, so looked into having one or two made from his Grandmother's furs.  He decided on the Vintage Style Teddy Bears and I think he made a wonderful choice as these two, very big ,Teddy Bears turned out beautifully from his furs.  I was able to put his Grandmother's name from the lining on a paw pad as well as the Makers tags from each coat on another paw pad which I always think makes them extra special...I think he was happy with them as well... here is his note to me:

"The bears arrived and they are beautiful.  Thank you for all your efforts, and for making it such a pleasure.  I will be keeping "Bess" and passing the other one to my 1st cousin who will appreciate it as well.  What a talented person you are".  Sincerely,

John B. 


 

Clare's mom had a couple of furs that she no longer wears so Clare thought it would be nice to make Teddy Bears for the Grand and Great Grandkids...as they all had different looks, we decided to make each Teddy Bear have a different look as well...here is what Clare said when her Teddy Bear Family arrived home:

"They are adorable.  I love them all.  They are taking their first trip to Cape Cod so I can show them off to some of my friends.  Will send you pictures.  Thank you so much",

Clare

 


 

 

I was lucky enough to meet Gretchen and her family in person.  They live close enough that it was possible for them to bring me her moms beautiful mink fur, so that we could discuss all the details while they were here...when I finished this beautiful teddy, I mail it to her and here is a portion of the note she sent me when "Toady" arrived on her doorstep:

"OMG!!!  I got the bear today and I can't begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with "her".  Her new name is "Toady" as that was my Mother's nickname when she was young.  And her brothers still called her that until she passed away.  I can't wait to show Toady to all my friends and family.  You are a very special person and a terrifically talented Artist and it must be such a pleasure to be able to share the talent to make people smile. :)  I am so pleased you've touched my life and I wish you the best!!  Thanks again. With much appreciation and sincere gratitude,"

Gretchen C.

I love when I can make something that brings this much joy to a family...thank you Gretchen for trusting me with your mom's beautiful fur...


 

MaryAnn had some furs of her mom and aunts that she wanted family heirlooms made from...I think they turned out really cute and I think she was happy with them as well...she wrote me this note when she got them:

"The Bears and Bunny are so cute.  Everyone who sees them, loves them."

Thank you,

Maryann


Beaver is one of my favorite furs and this cute Teddy Bear turned out to be so special for Diane, as she missed her mom so much...here is her letter to me:

"I LOVE my bear! She is all that I was expecting, plus more.  You did a beautiful job.  I miss my mother so much, so it is a special way to be with her everyday.  The bear sits on my bed and looks beautiful on my gold satin bedspread.  I greatly appreciate the special care and love that went into my bear.  Please know how much I appreciate you and the beautiful work that you do". 

Diane C.


 

This order was quite a challenge for me...I am usually very busy just before Christmas with all the usual; decorating, baking, Art Shows, Cookie Parties, homemade gifts for my Kids and Grand Kids, gift shopping, etc...WELL...I get a call from a very nice guy just before Thanksgiving asking me if I could make SIX Teddy Bears from his Moms fur coat... and if possible could I have them finished before Christmas, as he wanted to give them to his six sisters as their Mom passed and he thought it would be something they would love...being a softy for family, I agreed as long as he got me the fur right away...(I was just finishing up five Bears and a Bunny for other customers... yikes) to say I spent every waking hour to get these beauties finished in time is an understatement... I am not sure I would ever do it again, but he and his Sisters were all so happy that it made it all worth the long hours...he said one of his Sisters slept with her bear as it made her feel like her Mom was next to her... I love my craft... :)  

Hendricks Motorsports Dealership


 

   

These four beautiful Teddy Bears were made from this customer's Grandmas fur coat...as you can see, her Grandma loved jewelry, so each of these pretty girls are wearing her own little necklace or special ribbon.  Kathy wanted to share this part of her grandmas past with her siblings and I think they were very happy...here is what she said when she received her bears:

"The bears are beautiful!!!! I can't wait to give the bears to my siblings.  I am making bear 'runs' today.  I can't wait to give the bears to them...Thank you again",

Kathy H.

a follow up letter said:

"I still have one sister to give the bear to.  I didn't want to tell her about it.  My other sister and brother loved them!!!  My sister called me and told me she found the PERFECT spot for hers.  She put hers on her bed.  This way she has to make her bed (HA!) and, it reminds her of her three favorite people.  Our Grandmother, our Mother, and Me.  That made it all worth while!!!  I brought my bear into work and showed everyone.  They loved her and thought that it was a fantastic idea to make them.  Thank you again.  I really do think you are an incredible artist.  Each bear has their own little thing".  

I am so happy I could make these special little girls for this family

 


   

.............A - Pair completed, ready to go home              B - Sylvia and her Mom.                           C - Settled into their new home

This pair of Teddy Bears were made from a Mouton coat that belonged to this customers Mom...She and her Mom were very close and the personal story she sent me about her Mom made me cry...it was lovely. Here is a portion of the note she wrote to me when her 'babies' arrived home:

 
"The Bears were waiting for me on the porch when I got home from work! I just absolutely love them. You did a fantastic job. They have already been to the neighbors this evening.
Thank you so much", Sylvia H.



 

These little bears are World Travelers...here they are headed to Japan to live in their new home.

"Domo Arrigato...Cindy"

This sweet little Teddy Bear was made from this customers Mom's mink stole. She wanted to surprise her Mom for Christmas with this cute little guy and I think they were both very happy. This is what she wrote to me when she received him:

 "She arrived today...she is wonderful, I just love her and I know that my Mom will too. Thanks again for putting so much into her and caring to get her just right, I think you did that!!" Janis

By the way, her Mom does love her Teddy Bear but decided it was a little boy bear...I love it when my customers pick out their bears gender and name...

   

This beautiful little Bunny was made from this customers Saga Fox coat and I added white hare fur for the nose, inside of the ears, and bottom of the tail to give her a cotton tail look. I had a very hard time giving this wonderful Bunny to her mom as I fell in love with her instantly...I think her Mom loved her also....here is what she said when her bunny arrived:

"Bunny Girl" arrived today and she is soooo precious! I can't wait for Lyndsey to get her....and you did such a personal job. Thank you so much", Val

She was giving this bunny to her Grand Daughter for Easter...what a wonderful family heirloom to pass down.


   

Bunnies have been a hit lately and this one was a show stopper every time a customer came into our museum. She was contracted from a fellow that wanted to give his wife a special Easter gift from her old fur coat. He sent me this beautiful Hare coat and again I added my white Hare to it's nose, inside ears and bottom of it's tail...what a soft sweet girl she became. Her new parents loved her too...Jim wrote:

"I received it today and it looks great, I know she will love it. Thanks for getting it done so quickly, it will make a great Easter gift. Thanks again".
Jim

I think he wanted to let his wife decide on it's gender...I thought it looked like a girl but I will wait to see what it's mom thinks...

 

   

Sometimes a customer sends me a fur that is in really bad shape and I do my best to create their heirloom with it...I know how much these old coats and stoles mean to a family. This mink stole was in very bad shape as well as dried out, so I was concerned that I could get enough fur to make a Teddy Bear for this customer...after conditioning it for a week to soften the hide, I was lucky enough to make her a cute little Bear (about 11 inches standing up). This customer was happy that I could salvage her old fur, she said:  

"She is here! Beautiful job Cindy and I thank you so much".
Joan


   

My third Bunny in a month...This precious girl was a first for me...I usually make bunnies out of longer fur so was unsure of how she would look with her short Hare fur. I discussed the option of adding longer fur for the nose and bottom of the tail with my customer and she thought that was a great idea...I think this cute Bunny will be loved by her family for many years.

 

ThThis was my very first attempt at making a fur teddy bear... I have grown so much in the past 20 years :)

Below are more of the many Teddy Bears and Bunnies I have created over the years...

 

         

         

          

       

       

         

           

         

            

           

 

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

HANDMADE 'REAL FUR' TEDDY BEARS

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