Hi friends, I'm Felicity the owner of Teddy's Bits. We provide the patterns for every maker to be able to create a teddy bear that will be cherished for a lifetime. We operate as an online store, with our Teddy's Bits HQ here in Canberra, Australia. We meet once a month to sew and learn together as the Canberra Bear Club - message me if you'd like to join us.
A little bit of history...
Teddy's Bits was established in 1994 and business was conducted out of the sewing room in Marlene and John De Lorenzo's home. Marlene and John sourced high-quality materials and assisted fellow bear makers in their bear-making journey. With encouragement and assistance from John, it wasn’t long before Marlene was producing patterns and kits for sale and conducting workshops.
As interest and demand grew, Teddy’s Bits moved into the rear section of a small, local craft shop and then eventually into its own, suburban retail outlet. In 1997 Teddy’s Bits moved to Ascot Vale and in 2001 to 393 Mt. Alexander Rd. in Ascot Vale.
In March 2005, Teddy’s Bits closed its bricks-and-mortar store to concentrate on its mail-order business and devote extra time to the development of new kits and patterns.
Valma and Geoff Bolton bought the business in November 2005. Under their care, Teddy’s Bits grew from strength to strength embracing other bear brands such as Teddy Bear Crafts and Phillips Ted-E-Bear Supplies. Valma, Geoff, and the girls formed wonderful friendships over the years until they decided it was time to retire.
In November 2019, the baton was handed to me by our wonderful friends the Boltons.
I'm looking forward to all the amazing adventures that are in store, and hope that I can serve you well. If you need to reach me, email me at felicity [!at] teddysbits.com.au.
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