Hi, and thank you for visiting:) My name is Sharie and I create hand crafted artist bears, kitty cats and teddy bear friends. I love creating the old antique and primitive style bears and whimsical creations when I get an inkling.I always try to think outside the box and try to come up with unique ideas for my designs. I often like to mix a traditional design with an art doll concept to end up with a fun whimsical character.I use quality German mohair and glass eyes for my creations and sometimes felt if I go for a prim or antique look.I find I am always thinking of new ideas for my pieces and never rest until the design is drawn, then made into pattern form.I have been creating bears, kitty cats and other teddy friends since 1996 and started selling online in 2005. It has been a delight to have had many of my bears and friends been adopted worldwide. I feel honored to have met so many wonderful people through my bears-n-friends and don't plan on quitting any time soon.