SunshineTeddyBears

Handmade One of a Kind Teddy Bears With Free Shipping

Ellwood City, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2015

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SunshineTeddyBears

Handmade One of a Kind Teddy Bears With Free Shipping

Ellwood City, Pennsylvania | 52 Sales

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Welcome to the world of Sunshine Teddy Bears! Each of my bears are hand sewn with love and care from a variety of fur fabrics and colors. Their clothing and/or accessories are found on trips to antique stores and flea markets. The jewelry pieces and clothing are one of kind items and are chosen carefully for each bear and the personality of the bear.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2018

Now Offering Free Shipping
Welcome to the world of Sunshine Teddy Bears! Each of my bears are hand sewn with love and care from a variety of fur fabrics and colors. Their clothing and/or accessories are found on trips to antique stores and flea markets. The jewelry pieces and clothing are one of kind items and are chosen carefully for each bear and the personality of the bear.

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Dawn Santagata

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Dawn Santagata

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About SunshineTeddyBears

Sales 52
On Etsy since 2015

Handmade Teddy Bears and Custom Memory Bears

I began designing and making teddy bears for my own collection in 1992. My first attempt at creating a bear resulted in a strange animal that looked more like a rat than a teddy bear. Thankfully I didn't stop there and my second attempt produced my first Sunshine Teddy Bear. A year later I designed a teddy bear for a friend and Sunshine Teddy Bears was born. My first sale resulted in a bit of joy as well as a few tears as she left for her new home. Today my Sunshine Teddy Bears are in collections throughout the United States.

There is something very special about taking a wad of fur and creating a teddy bear who seems to speak to me. Each Sunshine Teddy Bear has its own unique expression and I know immediately if a face I've created is a male or female and whether it is a young bear or an oldster. The creation of each teddy bear today is still as exciting as the very first one. The minute I start a new bear I can hardly wait to see the newest face to join our family of Sunshine Teddy Bears.

My Sunshine Teddy Bears are designed for the serious collector and teddy bear lovers worldwide. Each Sunshine Teddy Bear is hand-sewn from a variety of fur colors and styles and is fully jointed. Sunshine Teddy Bears are collectibles and are not intended to be toys for small children.

The trademark over-sized ears of Sunshine Teddy Bears add to the appeal of these wondrous creatures - they bring love, comfort and joy to the homes and hearts of their owners. Sunshine Teddy Bears are available dressed or undressed; their clothing is as unique as each bear, and no two are ever dressed alike. My weekends are often spent combing antique stores, and I am constantly on the look-out for antique dresses or hats for my bears.

"Memory bears" are special order bears that wear your child's or grandchild's first baby outfit, or I can use a piece of clothing from a loved one to create a new outfit for your bear. An example of a "family of bears" are the Sunshine Teddy Bears I created for a blended family - each bear was designed around a family member's special interest or talent.

Each Sunshine Teddy Bear comes with a hang tag with their name and registration number. If your bear is a special order memory bear, or a bear in your family of bears, then the name of the bear on the hang tag will be the name of your choice.

Thank you for visiting, stay awhile, the bears love the company!

Shop members

  • Dawn Santagata

    Owner, Creator

    Prior to choosing to retire early I was an HR/Payroll Administrator by trade and my down time was always spent exploring new creative avenues. Designing and creating teddy bears and watching my vision of a new bear come to life still holds my heart.

  • McGuire

    Helper

    McGuire has curled up next to me for 17 years keeping me company and watching the bears come to life. He and my husband are my greatest supporters.

  • Zane

    Helper

    Zane is our newest helper. He was rescued by the Col. Potter Rescue network and we were chosen to be his forever family. He loves hanging out with mom as each new Sunshine Teddy Bear comes to life and takes occasional breaks to walk with Dad.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2018
Welcome to my Sunshine Teddy Bears Etsy Shop. My love of Teddy Bears goes back many years and sitting with a roll of fur and creating a new teddy bear still brings a great deal of joy to me. Each bear is lovingly sewn and from start to finish each bear takes two days to complete. No two bears are ever exactly alike. While the steps to create faces is the same for each bear, each new bear takes on its own personality. My Sunshine Teddy Bears are collectibles and are not intended to be toys for young children.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 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
Returns and exchange details
Teddy Bears may be returned within 7 days of receipt. If they are in usable condition, I will refund your money less shipping costs. I do not refund shipping either way for returns unless there is damage or some defect in the merchandise. Sales of custom orders are final. I will send photos of custom orders prior to shipment to make sure you are completely happy with the result of your order.
Payment
Credit cards
Debit/bank cards
Etsy Gift Cards

Checks - Checks will delay shipment until the check clears the bank.
Shipping
Shipping is free on all orders. All orders are shipped via USPS. Available Sunshine Teddy Bears are shipped within two days. Custom orders will normally ship within 2 weeks. If a Sunshine Teddy Bear is returned your refund will be reduced by the actual shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome at any time. Many of my bears over the years have been special custom orders. Most of the custom orders have included customers sending me outfits of children/grandchildren to dress their bear in. Sizes for clothing should be 18 month size or smaller. The best size is 9 months to 12 months. Hang tags, which always include the Teddy Bear's name, can be customized to a name of your choice.