Hello my name is Elly, and i am from a small town in Kansas. My mother taught me to sew when i was 5 years old. My grandmother survived the Depression and believed in being thrifty, and resourceful with what you have. She also knew how to sew, and could sew just about anything. I use mainly vintage materials, some of which came from her :), others from yard sales, estate sales, flea markets, and the like. All the buttons and trimmings you will see on my products are also from these places. I dont know what really got me into making handmade artist bears, but i do know that early victorian names such as Steiff and Hermann influence my work. I enjoy working with mohair, and buy vintage when i can. I am constantly pushing myself to improve my product, and am not satisfied when it isn't 100% quality. I do several shows a year, and do custom work for people I meet along the way.
- Born on April 9
- Joined July 12, 2010
- Hutchinson, KS, United States