Sewing and creating is something I have done as long as I can remember. I got my first sewing machine when I was 14 and have been busy ever since. I remember my introduction to fur...though at the time it was just faux fur. Someone showed me a jointed bear and I wanted one too. Instead of sewing one for me, she introduced me to the craft of bear making.

I started to work with real coats. I love the process of taking someone’s fur coat and creating something new. Fur coats hold memories for many people and the process of recreating them into heirloom bears has brought me great pleasure.

I am also a seamstress and love to create garments using fur, felted wool or plain old fabric.