• The Story of Briefcase Bear

    My youngest daughter, Roberta, was around four or five years old when she decided my husband, Iain, needed a toy to take to work with him. Her school had recently had a “bring your favourite toy to school day” and she thought it would be a good idea for Iain to do the same. The only problem was that the toy she had chosen was much too big, so we went out to look for a small teddy to go in his briefcase. We found a lonely green fluffy teddy about 7" high – the last one on the shelf! - and we bought him. Berta wrote note, in her best hand writing ("My name is Briefcase Bear I am here to be your friend!") and we then snuck him into Iain's briefcase. What I didn’t realise was that Iain had an important meeting first thing the next day, so the well-intended gift didn’t just surprise him but also his superiors sat next to him when he opened his case to find a tiny shaggy teddy with a child’s hand written note around its neck staring at him! Thankfully, Iain’s bosses have a sense of humour, and Briefcase Bear has gone everywhere with him since. It was Roberta (now in her twenties) who suggested that the bears I had recently taken to making be called Briefcase Bears, a reminder of the intention behind that first little bear – a brighter start to the day, a companion that doesn’t argue or talk back, and more importantly, a friend at work to cheer you up.
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    Rhys is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from British wool sourced and woven in the Evet Woollen Mill Carmarthen Wales. He is filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes.  The pattern of the fabric is designed and produced solely by Elvet Woollen Mill.

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    Charlotte is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from soft kid mohair. She is fully jointed and has glass eyes, pull her tail gently and the music box in her tummy will play a lullaby by Mozart. ADOPTED!

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    George is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from soft kid mohair. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes, pull his tail gently and the music box in his tummy will play a lullaby by Mozart.

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  • Meet Iago Bear. 14 inches high made form Cambrian Wool with hand knitted  Cambrian  wool scarf . Fully jointed with glass eyes and filled with a combination of wood wool, polyester and steel shot ADOPTED!

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    Coel is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from Welsh wool sourced and woven in the Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales. He is filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool. 

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  • Campion is a 14 inch Handmade One of a Kind Bear made from vintage linen, and filled with polyester and steel shot.  Has been further distressed using aging solution and decor fin paint.

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    Arnall is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from Welsh wool sourced and woven in the Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales. He is filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool. 

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    Alwyn is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from Welsh wool sourced and woven in the Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales. He is filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool. 

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    Ada is an 22 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from mohair. She is filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot. She has armature arms and legs to give her more stability as well as extra movement. Her outfit although not made by us is hand made.

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