• 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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    Skimbleshanks is a Handmade One of a Kind Kitten, made from Alpaca and filled with polyester. Pattern by Mary Jardin Wimberley. ADOPTED

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  • OOAK 14 inch collectible bear. RESERVED

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  • Bramwell is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from British wool woven by Elvet Woollen Mill Carmarthen. He is filled with carded cotton and tum plum pellets. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted also from British wool.

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  • A 14 inch Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from mohair, filled with polyester, wood wool and steel shot.

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  • Dafydd 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, carded cotton and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool

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  • Glendower 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, carded cotton and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool

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  • Dafydd 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, carded cotton and steel shot. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes. His scarf is hand knitted from Cambrian wool

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29-30 Royal Norfolk Show NR5 0TT (Rural Crafts)

July

24 Greyhound Rescue Wales Summer Fayre, Hillcrest, Garnant, AMMANFORD SA18 1YS

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August

29 Jul-6 Welsh National Eisteddfod, ABERGAVENNY NP7 5DH (Made in Monmouthshire)

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