when I created a family heirloom from my grandfather's vintage fur coat from the 1930's...Grandma never knew what became of that coat!
Since then, my friends and their friends, have been keeping me busy
from 'Previously Enjoyed' Fur Coats
I also design & create teddies
from English and German mohair
Created from your fur...the one stored away that everyone in the family has forgotten about...or you may adopt from my collection
Adorned with Battenburg lace
ribbon, floral trim, vintage accessories
I like to dress Grandma's mink in her own vintage Baptism gown!
This Site Is Maintained
In The Den at the
by Rhonda Ridgeway
I take pride
in the quality & workmanship crafted into each of my bruins
Patterns designed & created by myself
Fully jointed limbs using lock-nut & screws (arms, legs & head move)
Lined with muslin
Handblown German glass eyes
German glass noses or embroidered
Paws created coat's lining
Stuffed with polyfil & ground glass for a nice 'weighted feel'
Adult Collector Bear~Not Recommended For Children
I have been sewing & crafting since I was in elementary school
To date, I have created over
5,500 heirloom teddy bears for my clients...I design my own patterns, and create each teddy bear from start to finish!
I reside in rural Southwestern Ontario with my hubby, recently retiring from a fulltime nursing career. Life was very busy as a mother of three and working shiftwork...I was often 'caught' sewing...even in the car waiting for hockey practices and piano lessons to end