PaulaStrethillSmith

Character Designs by Paula & Simon Strethill-Smith

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Announcement    Welcome to our little shop window of curious and cute animal characters.
Soft sculpture art in vintage textiles.
We hope that the characters you find here will make you smile...

My parents owned an antique shop and were avid antique collectors themselves so I grew up surrounded by lots of beautiful and interesting treasures.
I loved the toy cupboard which was filled with old teddy bears and soft toy animals in among these was a tiny miniature Schuco teddy bear made in the 1930's.
I was fascinated by its size and charm and it was this little chap that inspired me to begin making miniature teddy bears.
We aim to recreate a look of well loved and cherished companions. With the Teddy Bears we still adore the look of early old antique bears from Germany and ours have all the attributes of those traditional bears with long arms and spoon shaped paws,center seam noses,boot button eyes and with a slight raised hump on the back.
Our animal character studio designs are made from our own sculpts and metal molds.Dressed in antique fabrics,trims and buttons.We even make their shoes from glove leather and hand stitch them with leather soles.
We are delighted that a large collection of our designs are on display at the wonderful toys world spielzeug-welten-museum-Basel Switzerland and the Izu Museum Tokyo Japan.
Thank you for visiting our little shop of characters.x
Warm wishes
Paula & Simon




Website www.paulastrethill-smith.com
Blog www.paulastrethill-smith.blogspot.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/ShultzCharacterDesigns
Instagram @paulastrethillsmith

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2016

Welcome to our little shop window of curious and cute animal characters.
Soft sculpture art in vintage textiles.
We hope that the characters you find here will make you smile...

My parents owned an antique shop and were avid antique collectors themselves so I grew up surrounded by lots of beautiful and interesting treasures.
I loved the toy cupboard which was filled with old teddy bears and soft toy animals in among these was a tiny miniature Schuco teddy bear made in the 1930's.
I was fascinated by its size and charm and it was this little chap that inspired me to begin making miniature teddy bears.
We aim to recreate a look of well loved and cherished companions. With the Teddy Bears we still adore the look of early old antique bears from Germany and ours have all the attributes of those traditional bears with long arms and spoon shaped paws,center seam noses,boot button eyes and with a slight raised hump on the back.
Our animal character studio designs are made from our own sculpts and metal molds.Dressed in antique fabrics,trims and buttons.We even make their shoes from glove leather and hand stitch them with leather soles.
We are delighted that a large collection of our designs are on display at the wonderful toys world spielzeug-welten-museum-Basel Switzerland and the Izu Museum Tokyo Japan.
Thank you for visiting our little shop of characters.x
Warm wishes
Paula & Simon




Website www.paulastrethill-smith.com
Blog www.paulastrethill-smith.blogspot.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/ShultzCharacterDesigns
Instagram @paulastrethillsmith

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Curious and cute animal characters soft sculpture art in vintage textiles.

Welcome to our little shop window of curious and cute animal characters.
We hope that the characters you find here will make you smile...

Every character is created with lots of care.We are always thinking about the details.
We sculpt each character and make our own unique molds which are inside each design. Stitching and sewing each piece using antique velvet, mohair fur and vintage plush.

Then the dressing up begins...we like sailor suits in antique linen, Scottish tweed trousers or Vintage velvet waistcoats finished with antique buttons.
Each design we create has our own sculpted leather shoes,boots or slippers that are hand stitched with leather soles.
Finishing off with lots silk fabric cravats,bow ties,leather bags and silk plush top hats.

Some of our animal characters can be found at the wonderful
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel Switzerland.

Website www.paulastrethill-smith.com
Blog www.paulastrethill-smith.blogspot.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/ShultzCharacterDesigns
Instagram @paulastrethillsmith

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  • Paula Strethill-Smith

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    We are delighted that a large collection of our designs are on display at the wonderful spielzeug-welten-museum-Basel Switzerland and the Izu Museum Tokyo Japan. Thank you for visiting our little shop of characters.x Warm wishes Paula & Simon

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Last updated on January 10, 2018
Welcome to our little shop window of curious and cute animal characters.
Soft sculpture art in vintage textiles.
We hope that the characters you find here will make you smile...

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and Exchanges we want you to love your purchase.
If for any reason you do not, please return it within 7 days for a refund or exchange. Unfortunately I cannot refund custom orders. Return postage will be the responsibility of the buyer, unless the item you have purchased is faulty, and I would recommend returning it by recorded delivery or international equivalent so that it can be traced.
Payment
I prefer Paypal, but will accept a cheque from UK customers. Please note that cheques can take up to 10 days to clear and your item will be shipped out after the cheque has cleared.
Please convo me for details of payment and address details to send cheque.
Shipping
Shipping will always be to the address listed on your paypal account, so please ensure this is accurate and the postcode fully completed.
We will keep receipt of all postage for proof of posting.
International postage can take up to 2 weeks and delays in customs are possible. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to accept some custom orders but please be aware it may take some time before we can make you something.Please contact me to discuss any requirements.
We will do our very best to meet your hearts desire.