TEDDY BEARS AND TREASURES
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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.
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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 photo. She 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 :)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ! 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.
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ALL ITEMS, PHOTO'S & DESCRIPTIONS HEREIN ARE COPYRIGHTED & CANNOT BE DUPLICATED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER, CINDY K. BOGARD
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...
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
"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..."
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,
"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,
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",
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
"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,"
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...
"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,"
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."
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".
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... :)
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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",
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
Each bear has their own little thing".
"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
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...
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