Joined Mar 8 2010
Although I’ve been creating bits of whimsy for as long as I canremember and even became a professional children’s book illustrator Ididn’t discover the magic of teddy bears as an artform until 2003. Whenmy beloved grandmother passed away I found solace in quietly handsewing in her favorite room. By chance I happened upon a few scraps ofold mohair and there was an instant connection! Yards and yards ofmuslin and mohair later, as well as countless hours of patterndrafting, the face of Sweet Souls Bears emerged. While their design mayappear simple much work goes into each and every bear with the hope ofbringing you endearing little moppets filled with love. Since I’m an avid collector of vintage fabrics and trims, every bear, cushion andgarment is carefully handstitched from the finest fabrics to ensure the utmost quality and longevity. Each bear is crafted from 100% mohair andfilled with wool, excelsior and sterilized coarse sand for a niceweight in the hand. Their eyes are handblown German glass and setfirmly with cording. All the little dresses and clothing sets are alsosewn from natural fibers - cotton, linen, silk or wool - and oftenfeature lovely Liberty of London prints in cotton lawn. The sweet bowsthat accompany each Sweet Soul are hand-painted 100% silk. If you’dlike further information about Sweet Souls please send an email to :I’m always happy to answer questions and I’d love to hear from you!