butterflybears

One of a kind handmade bears, patterns and accessories

Crediton, United Kingdom · 18 Sales

butterflybears

One of a kind handmade bears, patterns and accessories

Crediton, United Kingdom 18 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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I love to make bears with a vintage flavour, which bring to mind years gone by. Made from the finest materials, each bear is carefully hand made to give a lifetime of pleasure. I enjoy sourcing vintage fabric, jewellery and other items to go with specific bears!
I also make bear couture, and occasionally gift items.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Louisa x

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2016

Thank you for visiting my shop!
I love to make bears with a vintage flavour, which bring to mind years gone by. Made from the finest materials, each bear is carefully hand made to give a lifetime of pleasure. I enjoy sourcing vintage fabric, jewellery and other items to go with specific bears!
I also make bear couture, and occasionally gift items.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Louisa x

Louisa Shaw

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Terri

Terri on Jul 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Darling pattern, great quality, good value! - I have to tell you that your instructions are one of the best I've seen in several years of learning how to make bears. The only other's that compare have been an online class out of Canada and a couple of books. I've never purchased a pattern with such clear and detailed instructions. Darling pattern, great quality, good value!

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Always room for one more bear......

I started to make bears in 2007, it started when I was looking for a particular style bear for my daughter and couldn't find the exact one that 'spoke' to me!
After making that first one, I was asked to make more by other people, and Butterfly Bears was born.

I decided upon the name as I was always astonished (and sometimes still am!) when the mohair is stitched and turned, stuffed and embroidered, and suddenly a little face appears with a personality all of it's own - it reminds me of a Butterfly emerging from it's cocoon - how can something so seemingly drab produce such a lovely character?

My surroundings do influence my work - I live in a quaint village full of whitewashed thatched cottages with a village pub and small school, we even have a grade 2 listed old red phone box! I love the old and traditional, and enjoy bringing that look to my bears.

I also like to make clothing for the bears, but sometimes find vintage treasures for them too.

I am always happy to do custom work - if you see a bear you like and want something more personal then please let me know!

Please note that my bears are adult collectables, as they contain hardware such as cotter pin joints, and small items such as glass eyes and steel shot, that may be hazardous to children. As such they are not play things for children, please keep them away from children and animals!

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or comments I am always pleased to hear from collectors!

Louisa x

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  • Louisa Shaw

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Maker, Shipping, Photgraphy, General Dogsbody!

    I have spent a lifetime loving crafts and art of any sort, sewing, knitting, painting and drawing, pottery - you name it I've probably tried it!

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