BearTonBorough

BearTonBorough - Traditional Handmade OOAK Artist Bears

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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PERSONALISE YOUR OWN BEAR - choose brown or blonde and choose a map option to complete your design, you can choose from one of the options or we can discuss where you’d like. Great as anniversary gifts, in memory and of good things to come .

BearTonBorough handcrafts traditional mohair teddy bears, camels, bunny rabbits and elephants. All are handmade and therefor one-of-a-kind and totally unique.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to commission your own special memory bear; we could use a personal garment for the paw pads, a special map paw pad, add embroidered initials, of if you'd just like a specific colour palette.

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Last updated on 07 Apr, 2021

NEW IN!!
PERSONALISE YOUR OWN BEAR - choose brown or blonde and choose a map option to complete your design, you can choose from one of the options or we can discuss where you’d like. Great as anniversary gifts, in memory and of good things to come .

BearTonBorough handcrafts traditional mohair teddy bears, camels, bunny rabbits and elephants. All are handmade and therefor one-of-a-kind and totally unique.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to commission your own special memory bear; we could use a personal garment for the paw pads, a special map paw pad, add embroidered initials, of if you'd just like a specific colour palette.

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About BearTonBorough

Sales 78
On Etsy since 2017

It started with two bear kits...

Both of my best friends had babies about 5years ago now and I wanted to make them something special and lasting. I bought two different teddy bear kits online and got to work. My hands remembered sewing from much earlier in my life, taught by my mum and grandma (and later a Textiles A-level) and it felt so natural.
I amalgamated the bear patterns into one and made some tweaks here and there to come up with the pattern I use today and from there it became and elephant pattern too, and a rabbit - working out the big rabbit feet was a trial though! Most recently I've developed a camel pattern too and now i scour animal websites for my next creation.

I love doing craft fairs and seeing the animals connect with customers, reeling them in with sly glances and whispered promises of comfort and friendship. We all remember a favourite childhood bear, in my case it was a panda, for my brother it was a stoat! I've heard so many camel stories since they joined the BearTonBorough fold. Seeing them installed in a new home with a forever family and knowing they'll be treasured is the best feeling.
I have really missed craft fairs over the past year, I have been furloughed from my day job which was worrying at first but has afforded me lots of time to make bears and work on my small business. I am so grateful that my hobby business has enabled me to stay busy, entertained and out of too much trouble. I am lucky that it has been good for my mental health over these months and months of isolation.

The Northumbear is a very special creation for Northumberland Day, he goes around the county visiting schools and local businesses drumming up support and raising awareness for the day(26th May) on which we celebrate all things Northumberlandy! I am so proud to have been commissioned to make him and see him take on a life of his own.

Shop members

  • Sooz Perry

    Owner

    Hello there! I'm Sooz! Originally from Cumbria and now settled in a village in the North East where I have recently proudly bought a house. I waitress by day (and night) and am a slave to two mischievous cats!

  • Miss Madeleine

    Assistant

    I AM NOT AN ASSISTANT I AM THE BOSS! sooz is lazy. and she doesn't feed me enough. or ever. when I rule the world...

Production partners

  • Printed.com

    London, England

    Printed.com print the cards and provide the envelope and plastic sheath.

  • Pop Socket Production

    China

    My designs and photography have been placed onto the pop socket face to create new BearTonBorough merch!

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Last updated on 08 Sep, 2020
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