I am a UK teddy bear artist who is happily married with two grown-up children and three tiny grand-daughters and a fair few pets.
Having been a hairdresser for 34 years teddy bear making whirled into my life turning it upside down and inside out. I now only do hairdressing one day a week and make my little bears every day.
I have been thoroughly captivated by making these bears and other creatures, they have excited me in a way I would not have believed possible before they found me , they have fired my enthusiasm, stimulated my creativity and pushed my crafting skills further than I would have tried without their encouragement.
Before I started making bears I could not sew , I was a hairdresser through and through. I have had a great career out of hairdressing winning many awards and establishing a successful salon with a reputation for high standards.
After 30 odd years of cutting hair though I was hungry to find another direction in which to take my artistic skills and never in my wildest dreams think it would involve sewing.
The THREE O'CLOCK BEARS were born 6 years ago and we have never looked back. I strived continually to redefine the signature look that I have established, constantly seeking to improve, evolve and experiment with new ideas. Some work, some never see light of day.
My bears have been adopted all over the world and I am always pinching myself that people have taken them to their hearts.
Bear making has afforded me the great privilege of introducing me to wonderful people worldwide and I have made friends with collectors and bear makers alike, these are friendships I will always cherish.
I look forward to the future now with enthusiasm, optimism and hope and for once in my life there are just not enough hours in any day!!
art, cooking, reading, photography, films, mooching about bric-a-brac shops, looking for 'stuff', and teddy bears of course!!