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

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  • Mathi is an 14 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from viscose. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes and is dressed in hand made out fit .

    £ 70.83
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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.

    £ 154.17
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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.

    £ 154.17
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  • Eurion is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from silk velvet. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes with vintage lace ruff .

    £ 62.50
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  • "Bunny" is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from silk velvet. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes with vintage French lace ruff .

    £ 62.50
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    £ 166.67

    Charles is an 16 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from Charles & Patricia textiles  He is fully jointed with glass eyes and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Lester textiles. 

    £ 166.67
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  • Mouse. 12 inches high made from aged viscose. Fully jointed with glass eyes and dressed in hand made outfit.

    £ 58.33
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    Titus is an 18 inch tall Handmade One of a Kind Bear, made from mohair. He is fully jointed and has glass eyes with vintage French ribbon.

    £ 100.00
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

September

2-4 Chatsworth Fair, Chatsworth House, nr BASLOW DE45 1PN (Rural Crafts)

11 Hugglets Teddies 2016, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, LONDON W8 7NX

17-18 Royal Berkshire Show, Newbury Showground, Hermitage, THATCHAM RG18 9QZ

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Our next outing will be Chatsworth Country Fair between the 2nd and 4th September at Chatsworth House, BASLOW

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