URSA Award Winner

Hugglets and URSA Awards

Oh dear, I seem to have been neglecting my blog page again haven’t I? It’s been very busy here at Brierley Bears HQ, but not a lot of bear making has been taking place. Recently, it’s all been about getting the loft finished! We’re at insulation stage now and then we can start getting the […]

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Hugglets promo

Hugglets Teddies Festival 2017 Preview

I thought you would like to see a preview of the bears that have been made especially Hugglets Teddies Festival 2017, where I will be exhibiting for the first time on 10th September.   Meet the preview bears below…   Ælfweard Ælfweard’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘Ælf’ which means elf & ‘weard’ which means guardian. […]

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URSA Awards – I’m in the finals!

For the first time ever, I have made it into the final round of the URSA Awards! Which means that I placed in the top three in my category, woohoo!   Now it’s time to choose the overall winner. As before, the winners are chosen by public vote. There are now two groups, so vote […]

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Voting in the URSA Awards begins

I’ve entered Ælfweard into this years URSA Awards, run by Bears and Buds Magazine. The winners all chosen by public vote. I would love it if you voted for Ælfweard, and of course, so would he. He’s in category 3 (his number is 3.1). Round one voting is open until 31st July. There are some […]

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Telesto - sneak preview

Telesto and loft conversion update

I appear to have neglected my blog again, I’m not very good am I? Anyway, it’s been very busy here, and not just in bear making terms. Firstly, we’re in the middle of a loft conversion. I may have mentioned this before, as my studio keeps shrinking. In fact, my husband cleared a lot of […]

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Hugglets Teddies 2017

I’m going to Hugglets!

I have some exciting news! For the first time ever, I’m going to Hugglets! How awesome is that? Hugglets is the biggest and most prestigious teddy bear fair in the UK. You can’t just book a stall at this show, you have to apply and send in photographs of your work to ensure that they […]

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Why do handmade items cost so much?

Why do handmade items cost so much? “Why does it cost so much?” or simply “How much?!” This is comment often made at craft fairs when they pass my stall. Usually it is muttered quietly or it’s a look in the eyes of the visitor as if to say the same thing, which is fine, I […]

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arctophile

What is an artist bear?

What is an Artist Bear? I wonder how many people know about the wonderful world of artist bears? I’m assuming that since you are reading this that you have heard about artist bears before. Most people meet teddy bears in toy shops. You’ve seen the bears in the shops haven’t you? The majority are very cheap and mass […]

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