Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How it all began

I am often asked how all began with my bears. So I will use my blog to talk a little about it.
Teddy bears have always had a special place in my life. As a child, I had an old Hermann bear which was a gift from my Mother. This bear (I've called him Hermann) was also the childhood bear from my Mother before. But as so often when I grown older, Hermann was forgotten for a while and was sitting on the attic for some years. But I'm happy that I still have him and now he is sitting beside my bed. I feel that I keep that part of my childhood with Hermann.
But my passion for bears began in the year 1994 when I passed a shop on my way to work and saw several teddy bears looking at me from the window.  It was love at first sight.  In the shop there were held a bear maker course which I attended. I was fascinated by my first made bear and was affected by the so-called "bear virus" from that very moment. Soon I began designing my own bears and called them “Lovable Fellows”. 

Here is a photo of my childhood bear Hermann:

Here is a photo of my first handmade teddy bear:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oswald the Troll

I also love Trolls!
I've created Oswald from a pattern by Ute who lives in Los Angeles.
I've worked over 1 year on him until I was completely satisfied with him. I've tried to give him my own handwriting and style.
I'm so happy of how he turned out.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Sometimes I love to use unusual fabrics for my bears. :o)
Stefanie is made from a gorgeous luxury faux fur in a soft lilac color with very long pink hairs.I've bought it from a UK shop.
I'm very happy that my bear Stefanie has been published in the latest edition of the UK teddy bear magazine "teddy bear times".

Friday, June 15, 2012


This is my newest bear Pauli. Pauli is 25 cm (9.8") tall.You'll never see him without his friend, a small snail.


I'm so pleased to introduce you to my elephant Rosalia. Rosalia is 32 cm (12.6 ") tall (with hat). She loves to wear hats and this is her favourite hat.