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Although my love of teddy bears goes all the way back to my childhood, my hug of teddy bears started growing just a few years ago. Maybe it has something to do with becoming "middle-aged" :)?

The first bears in my hug were manufactured bears (Steiff, Merrythought, Charlie Bears, ...), because I thought that artist bears were incredible expensive:roll:. However, after discovering some wonderful artists like Marilyn Lambert (Barling Bears), Catherine Young (Bumpkin Bears) and Paula Carter (All Bear), I was soon hooked on artist bears.

Though I consider my hug to be modest, but it still keeps growing and growing.

Being much too clumsy with needle and thread, I am strictly a collector (though I prefer the term "teddy bear lover") and have the greatest admiration for all bear artists.

I have met some wonderful people in the teddy bear community and their kindness and generosity never ceases to amaze me.

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Reply Joanna Mocek
4:21 PM on January 24, 2011 
Dear Peter :)
Thank You so much! I am very happy that I meet You - You are so Friendly TbLover :)
Bear Hugs, Joan
Reply Valentina
11:22 AM on November 12, 2010 
Happy to be your new teddy bear friend :)
Reply Peterbear
5:02 AM on August 14, 2010 
Hi Maggie,
The bears and I are fine, thanks. We haven't really been enjoying the summer, but it's been mostly work and no play. But I am looking forward to September and a new trip to London to visit the Hugglets show. Woohoo !
Looking forward to seeing your new bear.
You and the bears have a great weekend.
Hugs, Peter & the bears
Reply Maggie2bears
4:31 AM on August 14, 2010 
Hi Peter !
Just dropped by to see how you & the bears are doing ? Hope you've been enjoying the summer. Waiting for a new bear....will post picture when I get it. Have a wonderful Day....
Reply claudie reymond/ Ours des 4 saisons
4:17 PM on August 2, 2010 
Merci Peter
j'ai regardé les créations de quelques uns des membres, retrouvé Melisa bears et je garde les autres pour plus tard: il faut savourer ces instants de plaisirs.
Reply claudie reymond/ Ours des 4 saisons
4:26 PM on August 1, 2010 
Quelle surprise de te retrouver ici!
j'ai suivi tes conseils, répondu à Maggie2bears, regardé son profil et, surprise! je t'ai reconnu. Je suis contente de parler français, je suis perdue sur cet énorme site.
Reply Maggie2bears
6:11 PM on July 21, 2010 
Hi Peter!
Just dropping by to see how you and your bears are doing. Hope all is well with you. I can't wait to see the new pictures you have taken this summer....they are always so wonderful !! Any new bears since your trip to the teddy Show ? I've gotten a few....slowing down seems to be hard for me ...LOL Have a Beautiful Day....Bear Hugs....Maggie
Reply EJ
5:39 PM on July 10, 2010 
I must say, your bears are FANTASTIC!! Love the bears you got on at Stratford-on-Avon....and love your pictures!!
Reply Hampton Bears
5:33 PM on June 24, 2010 
Hi Peter,
thank you for nice compliments, I've had a go at making other kinds of bears in the past, but always go back to the old style....think I do these best. Everyone has their own style...like a personal signature I guess.
Reply Hampton Bears
4:30 AM on June 21, 2010 
Hi, you take such wonderful photos. Good enough for a teddy bear book....so adorable. well done.
Reply Alida Bears
6:58 AM on May 30, 2010 
Hello again Peter - so nice of you to email me. It's been quite a long time. I'm so busy these days. I don't know if you have looked at my website recently but I have now also introduced needle felted bears & animals to my range. Anyway, I shall be entering three catagories in the Summer Awards 2010 that this website is holding. i shall be entering (hopefully if I can get them ready in time) a bear, a felted bear and a dog. Speak to you again soon. All the very best. Kind regards. Alida
Reply Lesley Stipanov- Les Bears
6:22 PM on April 8, 2010 
Hi Peter
I'm sure the magic won't disappear...... just do a little bit at a time. After making bears for 17years I still get a thrill as its little face come to life! And it hasn't stopped me being a collector although I haven't bought any bears for a few years.
Reply Lesley Stipanov- Les Bears
5:59 AM on April 8, 2010 
Hi Peter
Have you made your Albert kit yet???
Reply Maggie2bears
1:34 AM on April 2, 2010 
Hi Peter,
Just dropping by to say HI & Again Wish you a lovely Easter Day. Hope it's filled with Joy, Love and a few chocolate bunnies !! Big Bear Hugs....Maggie
Reply Linda
5:53 PM on March 12, 2010 
Hello there Peter, lovely to see you here. I had a little look at the pics of your hug, last night and Benson looked very cosy cuddled up with his big friend :) I've booked a table at Hugglets in September again this year, I wonder if I will see you there again? Happiness to you Linda x
Reply Angela Meier / Baerenbaude
12:12 PM on March 11, 2010 
Hello Peter, how wonderful to meet you here. Hope both of you are doing well .
Beary hugs, Angela
Reply Maggie2bears
12:41 PM on March 10, 2010 
Hi Peter,
Thanks for the kind words about my hugs. The bear you mentioned is an old bear from the early 1900's some where between 1910 &1920. His name is Roosevelt. He's one of my core group of bears that seem to get into more adventures than most. LOL His hero is President T. Roosevelt ....so you can see he named himself. What a character he is! Yes, I've been lucky enough to have bought several vintage bears on ebay. I love having the hug a mixture of old, new & artist bears.....each one adds so much to the hug. Yesterday was a wonderful day for me. I received in the post a Peter bear that I had purchased. I know some people find the Peter bear rather scary with those eyes and open mouth full of teeth, but I think he's adorable in person and He's got a place of pride in my living room. Hope you are having a great day. Will chat with you later....Bear Hugs...Maggie
Reply Barling Bears
5:51 PM on March 9, 2010 
Hello my little friend!!! Fancy seeing you here!! With another bear site to chat on, when will I have time to do any bearmaking!!!!!
Reply Maggie2bears
11:15 PM on March 8, 2010 
Hi Peter,
Just stopping by to say I checked out your pictures on the ( see our members hugs ) page and I just love them. So sweet! I especially loved the picture of the bears reading....love them!! Hope you had a great day. Bear Hugs.....Maggie
Reply teddy-bear-artist
2:38 PM on March 8, 2010 
Welcome Peter :0)