i've been crocheting since i could hold a hook (knitting too). i remeber learning to knit and crochet sitting under my grannys table before i was even at school. my favourite crochet hook that i still use every day is a vintage one that was owned by my granny.
i took up bear making in my late teens and finally found my own obsession in toy design and making. lots of my bears began life looking like lemurs- all long arms, pot bellied bodies and weird crooked ears. one of my early bears (an enormous long limbed, neon pink bear nick named "pink panther") is still in the possession of my baby sister (who's not so little now at 20)
my early crafty experiences and later work designing and making bears has come in handy over the years and i've been able to put all that knowledge and experience to work in my current creations…
- Joined July 27, 2005