Personal Website: teddybearsandmorebymichel…
Hello! My name is Michelle and I'm a Teddy Bear Artist/Antique and Vintage Collector and Seller. I specialize in handmade teddy bears that have a more primitive, wHello! My name is Michelle and I'm a Teddy Bear Artist/Antique and Vintage Collector and Seller. I specialize in handmade teddy bears that have a more primitive, well worn look and appeal.
I love, love, love to hunt down treasures both antique and vintage to add to my many collections as well as to offer for sale on my website as well as on my blog:
I've been a bear artist for nearly 25 years and still love creating new bears and seeing them head off to new homes all over the world. In addition to bearmaking and collecting, I also restore vintage and antique teddy bears. Some clients have sent me bears from as far away as Scotland and I've worked on some wonderful old bears including a Merrythought teddy, two Chad Valley teddies and a Dean's bear! This is one sideline to my life that I really enjoy! You can see examples of my restoration work along with my own teddy bears and collections by visiting my blog!
I recently married my soulmate, Darren and I'm mother to two grown kids, Justin and Brandi. I have a lovely daughter-in-law named Nancy and a beautiful granddaughter named Cierra.
I look forward to getting to know this wonderful site and meeting new friends who love the very same things as I do. (Read more)