I won this website as first prize for the Best in Show at the inaugural T.A.B.A.
Bear Show in Queensland in 2006 ... this beautiful website was kindly donated by David
Thomas of Australian
I live in beautiful Perth, Western Australia with my husband, Darrin, our rottweiller and our cat.
I love creating my bears, and am so thankful that I have the time and the patience to do so. My
bears have been described as "different", "unusual", "real characters" and I have been told that
they all seem to have their own little souls.
I have been creating Russell Bears since 2004, but have had a passion for bears (and other animals)
since I was a child, as far back as I can remember I have collected stuffed animals. Also from a
young age, I was obsessed with drawing and sculpting animals which has laid dormant within me for
many years after I took up dressmaking.
I started collecting bears, some years ago now, which led me to artist bears, in turn, leading me
to making bears myself. With a background in dressmaking and art, I took to it straight away and
started designing my own range of collectable bears.
I hope to be able to create my bears for many years to come, as long as my hands hold out, as it
gives me joy and a sense of accomplishment.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com
if you have any queries or would just like to say "Hi".