Anne Bennett's Profile
Once upon a time in the early 1980s, I enjoyed making toys and gifts for my friends and family, especially my children.
When a family member living in Florida encouraged me to send some items to a shop with which she was associated, I was very excited. The idea that my creations would be purchased by others gave me the confidence to try another venue – craft shows. Bears and Critters evolved as I spent the next several years traveling to various shows in the Midwest.
Originally, I made a wide variety of items to sell in my booth, but I most enjoyed making teddy bears. My first bears were definitely not either collector-worthy or child-safe. In fact, I struggled to find a way to make them stay together! When I was nearly ready to give up, I found a book with clear, detailed instructions. By the time I mastered its techniques, the book was dog-eared and worn, but I ha…
- Born on March 1
- Joined February 18, 2012