Online Contest "Gläserner Teddybär" 2014 Votes are over!
Winners will be announced at the beginning of August.
Artist portrait: Michelle Mullins Nunnery
Michelle makes bears and animals with enduring faces that bring a smile to the young and old.
Her favourite bear size is about 15 cm and she prefers high quality plush.
Michelle lives in Panama City Florida. Her creations are surely influenced by the wildlife there. Read the portrait
German show Teddybär Total 2014
Photos from this year's anniversary show
This year the German international teddy bear show TEDDYBÄR TOTAL celebrated its 20th birthday -
together with more than 300 exhibitors from about 27 nations and with many happy visitors. Collectors, hobby bear makers, teddy bear artists and families with children enjoyed two days full of highlights. Photos and highlights
"Little Felted Animals": Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-felting Techniques
"Little Felted Animals" shows how to make the most adorable little miniature animals, using only some simple tools and some wool roving. Discover 16 great creations: birds, bears, cats, dogs, mice, a fox, a sheep, a seal and a bunny! These animals make great gifts or decorations. The book includes lovely photos. More details on Amazon
Artist portrait: Olga Sulcova & Anna Borisova
Miola Teddies from Czech Republic
Olga Sulcova and her mother Anna Borisova have been sewing teddy bears under the label "Miola Teddies" for only about 2 years.
Read more about the lovely creations from the Czech Republic. Read the portrait
Fairy Beary books and watercolour paintings
by Joanne Kavanagh
Joanne Kavanagh has self-published Fairy Beary books and watercolour paintings in the UK.
Joanne would like to invite all teddy bear friends to her website to find out more about her paintings, books
and her lovely Fairy Beary Land. Visit Fairy Bearys on Facebook
Workshop: How to wax an embroidered nose
A Tutorial by Paula Carter
The neater the nose stitching, the better result you will achieve from your waxing.
Paula Carter (All Bear from England) explains in her step-by-step tutorial, how the nose waxing works. Find out more
Portrait: Peter Masscharis and the Teddy Bears
A special collector's story
Peter Masscharis lives in Belgium, and he shares his home with more than 400 teddy bears. He regularly visits teddy bear shows in various countries, and he also feels at home on Facebook and in teddy forums. Peter's fascination with teddy bears started after he had turned 40. Read the whole story now
Discover these cheerful sewing creations! Patchwork sewing is a wonderful pastime. Every one will love these bright and colourful projects. The playful designs are easy to make and make great gifts for friends and family. Suitable for beginners and advanced stitchers. With step-by-step instructions.