Bears

“Make new friends, but keep the old,
One is silver and the other gold.”

n my artistry of teddy bears, I try to keep some of the old-tyme favourites plus some newer designs. I make about a hundred bears a year. Most are sold at shows or in special teddy bear stores across Canada and the United States. I also have a home studio where customers are always welcome to come and browse. Let me introduce some of my gold and silver collection to you:

“Golden Oldies”





LAWRENCE
12" antique gold mohair.
Black glass eyes, black suede paw pads and black embroidered nose.
$175 plus $10 s&h










ALFRED
10” fully-jointed taupe alpaca.
Martex muzzle and paw pads with shoe button eyes, perle cotton nose and polyester stuffing.
$125 US plus $10 s&h







BUTTER
10" fully-jointed creamy yellow mohair.
Shoe button eyes and wool paw pads with polyester stuffing.
$135 US plus $10 s&h








SHADOW
17" black mohair, fully-jointed.
Long limbs, polyester & pellet filled with wool paw pads and black corduroy vest with buttons.
$205 US plus $10 s&h





"Silver Collection"




MEET "THE CHOCOLATES"

DARK CHOCOLATE
9" sparse, dark brown mohair
Black glass eyes, brown embroidered nose, and felt paw pads with polyester and pellet stuffing.
He has 4 buttons sewn down his front.
$95 US plus $10 s&h










MILK CHOCOLATE
9" sparse, medium brown, lighter tipped mohair
Black glass eyes, brown embroidered nose and felt paw pads with polyester and pellet stuffing.
He has 4 buttons sewn down his front.
$95 US plus $10 s&h










WHITE CHOCOLATE
9" sparse, off-white mohair
Black glass eyes, brown embroidered nose and felt paw pads with polyester and pellet stuffing.
He has 4 buttons sewn down his front.
$95 US plus $10 s&h





For those on a calorie-reduced diet, "The Chocolates" are also available in a 5" "Chocolate Chip" version.
Each one is 5" of sparse mohair, fully jointed, black bead eyes, embroidered noses, felt paw pads and 4 buttons sewn down the front.
Each "Chocolate Chip" is $65 US plus $10 s&h

From left to right: Dark Chocolate Chip, Milk Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Chip







STRETCH
18" (half of it leg!!!) gold and burgundy mohair.
Amber eyes, brown embroidered nose and burgundy ultrasuede paws with wired French and tulle ribbon collar.
$185 US plus $10 s&h









BURRITO
17" warm brown mohair.
Brown glass eyes, leather paw pads, and multi-coloured embroidered nose.
$185 US plus $10 s&h











BRUNO
26" heavyweight hugger made from dense plush with a woven cotton backing.
He is double-jointed making him very floppy and enables him to give great hugs. He has black glass eyes and ultrasuede paw pads.
$245 US plus $10 s&h










LITTLE BRUNO
16" adorable little teddy made from dense plush with woven cotton backing.
Little Bruno is double-jointed throughout which makes him very floppy and extremely huggable. He has black glass eyes, an embroidered black nose and felt paw pads.
$165 US plus $10 s&h





COSMOS
Rather than being the name of a specific bear, "Cosmos" is the name given to a collection of bears who all share a certain, unique style. Each of the photographs below is a member of the Cosmos collection. The specifications below apply to all of the Cosmos bears.

12" fully-jointed mohair - Appliqued paw pads - Glass eyes
$175 US plus $10 s&h



Contact Lesley for information on any of these bears.

Store Exclusives



BINDER
A store exclusive for The Olde Teddy Bear Shoppe in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.
Call (905) 893-3590 for information on this bear and other FredBears available only at this location.




Each year there is a great festival in Kleinburg to honour the old days when farmers came to town to collect their supplies of binder twine for the harvest. They had to come the day the twine arrived or the local mouse population would nibble it.

Thus the mouse has become the symbol for the annual festival, held the first Saturday after Labour Day each year. This special bear, named appropriately "Binder" was created especially to mark the occassion and each bear comes with a scroll certificate. The mouse is also made from mohair and has a length of binder twine for his tail.





THE DUCHESS OF YORKVILLE
A store exclusive for Just Bears in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Visit their web site at www.justbears.net for information on this bear.







The bears featured on this page are constantly changing. Please check back frequently for updates.