Always room for one more bear......

I started to make bears in 2007, it started when I was looking for a particular style bear for my daughter and couldn't find the exact one that 'spoke' to me!
After making that first one, I was asked to make more by other people, and Butterfly Bears was born.

I decided upon the name as I was always astonished (and sometimes still am!) when the mohair is stitched and turned, stuffed and embroidered, and suddenly a little face appears with a personality all of it's own - it reminds me of a Butterfly emerging from it's cocoon - how can something so seemingly drab produce such a lovely character?

My surroundings do influence my work - I live in small rural town, I love the old and traditional, and enjoy bringing that look to my bears.

I also like to make clothing for the bears, but sometimes find vintage treasures for them too.

I am always happy to do custom work - if you see a bear you like and want something more personal then please let me know!

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.
Louisa x

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