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Hi - My name is Sonja Obrynba and I created my first teddy bear in the summer of 2005.


 

  One day I decided to try my own hand at making a teddy bear, after many years of collecting teddy bears from multiple artists and manufacturers.  I just got hooked and  like an infectious bug that won't let me be (a good thing)! I really love making teddies.


 

  I was fortunate enough to have one of my teddy bears listed as one of the 568 Bears in the "Teddy Bear Face Book" in the April 2007 Teddy Bears and Friends magazine.

I attended one of Michelle Lamb's teddy bear making classes in Oct 2007 at the Teddy Bear and Friends 25th year celebration in Schaumburg, Il.  I also took a class from Isabella Hoffman who designs teddies for Clemens Bears of Germany.  


      I spend numerous hours and great care in making my bears to ensure they are very well crafted.  It is exciting to complete each bear for each one possesses a unique personality. My passion is making the larger traditional style looking teddy bears.


    I live in the Ohio Valley with my husband, three cats, one horse and my Bernese Mountain Dog.  I love the outdoors, animals, family and of course teddy bears.


    I retired from the Air National Guard after 29 years of military service and look forward to making lots of teddy bears that bring enjoyment and smiles to my customers.


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4 Comments

Reply Maggie2bears
1:07 AM on April 2, 2010 
Hi Sonja,
Just dropping by to say hello and hope all is well your way. Hope you've been able to enjoy the site. Have you gone over to the forum and become a member ? It's great...lots to do. I also wanted to Wish you and your Family a Wonderful fun filled, chocolate bunny, Happy Hoppy Easter Day !! Bear Hugs....Maggie
Reply Maggie2bears
10:31 PM on March 7, 2010 
Glad to make a new teddy friend. Yes...I have to say I think our area is gorgeous. I've been to many countries and all over the USA, but this is one of the first places that felt like home to me. Would be glad to share pictures sometime. Hope you have a great week. Bear Hugs....Maggie
Reply teddy-bear-artist
4:37 PM on March 7, 2010 
Welcome Sonja :0)
Reply Maggie2bears
3:06 AM on March 7, 2010 
Hi...I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you I think your bears are adorable! I saw the teddy bear facebook issue....it was great! Wishing you Good Luck & many Happy Bear making days.......Maggie