Since 1995, I have been  
'Handcrafting Hugs'
 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
'Handcrafted Hugs' 
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 
by Rhonda
In The Den at the 
Ontario, Canada

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'Handcrafted Hugs'
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 
Paws created coat's lining
Stuffed with polyfil & ground glass for a nice 'weighted feel'

Adult Collector Bear~Not Recommended For Children 
Hello...I'm Rhonda....
I have been sewing & crafting since I was in elementary school

To date, I have created over
6,000 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        
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