"Chandler" is the guilty one -
the three foot polar bear my mother made me for Christmas four years ago - he
started it all! Soon I was creating my own designs and before I knew it I was
timidly cutting my first piece of mohair, praying I would not ruin it! There
has been no turning back!
After I began making bears it was not long
before I was approached to make heirloom bears from fur coats. Now I work
regularly with real fur, wonderful European synthetics and of course mohair.
With the encouragement and support of my family I have opened a bear
shop in our home where I showcase my bears and have supplies for other bear
artists. It is on the busy bear days that Chandler "suddenly" moves slightly
just so that I need to rearrange him - I think it is his way to remind me who
it was that started everything!
Casey is 14 inches tall. He is made from German
synthetic with upholstery velvet foot pads. He has glass eyes, is fully jointed
and is stuffed with polyfill and pellets.
15 1/2 inch McGinty is made from dense, moss green
wavy mohair. He has suede paw pads. He is firmly stuffed so he can either sit
or stand. He has black premium German glass eyes.