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Two Bears, One Pattern.

Two Bears, One Pattern.

It always amazes me that one pattern can create completely different bears depending on the fabrics used. Our Pauly and Lovebug Patterns are perfect examples. Let's look at just one variant, the stretch of a fabric, and see how it can affect the look of a bear. Here are two bears created from our Pauly Button Jointed Pattern which you can find as a download    here. The one on the right from a fabric with little or no stretch (a medium weight cotton shirt) and the one on the right from a fabric with stretch (a knitted sweater).   And here's...

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A belated Happy New Year.

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A belated Happy New Year.

I know! It's awful late and I honestly won't make excuses. Just dance like nobody's watching!

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Blog week 1 - What Trading Ethically means to us.

Blog week 1 - What Trading Ethically means to us.

In our first short Vlog we answer a question from Sarah about our ethics and why they're important to the way we trade. 

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Our first vlog and the resulting blooper video!

Our first vlog and the resulting blooper video!

For a very, very long time I've wanted to make a vlog. Something that would introduce our team and show the world what our fantastic little teddy hospital and shop does. Foolishly I let the super made-up and glam vloggers out there put me off. I'm no spring chick and come with all of the accompanying wrinkles and grey hairs. Every time I saw myself on the screen I shrivelled up a little inside (that's not another reference to my age by the way!) And then I thought, Hey! When someone downloads our patterns and makes a gorgeous rag doll,...

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We're dreaming of a GREEN CHRISTMAS with great Green Gift Ideas.

We're dreaming of a GREEN CHRISTMAS with great Green Gift Ideas.

As I sit to write this, it's 105 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes till Christmas. We've decided that this Christmas will be as green as we can possibly make it. Handmade and recycled gifts, recycled wrap made from magazine pages and lots of home baking. It's never too early to start some of those making gifts. Here are a few ideas that we can help you with. Before you test the homemade sloe gin, climb the attic ladder and dig out that box of clothes you just can't bare to throw away. A favourite old jumper that's past it's best...

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