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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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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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Christmas update 2016

Ooh, it looks like I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while, so I thought I’d better do a little post Christmas update. Man, has it been a busy few weeks! Granted I did leave everything until the very last minute. But most of the gifts I was giving was handmade or baked, so it all […]

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Christmas 2016 Giveaway

Christmas is just around the corner and I wanted to do a little Christmas giveaway. I had some beautiful soaps made up by Honeyz Bath Products Limited in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The quality of there soap is second to none and we get all the soap we use in our house from this little shop. […]

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The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event

The bears and I exhibited at The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event (TGYTBE) on Sunday, 19th November. The show was, as usual, a great day out. There were so many fantastic stalls selling beautiful handmade artist bears.   It was a shame to miss the gala dinner and awards evening the night before the show, […]

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A history of Brierley Bears, in photos

I think I’ve come a long way in the 11 years that I have been creating my bears, so here is a history of Brierley Bears, in photos. So, I thought I’d share my bear making journey with you. Starting at the beginning, I’ll show you how my creations have changed over the years, and a few […]

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