Welcome to Futch Bears

Posh Tottie & RabbitI was born in Nottinghamshire and moved to Essex in 1984 where I live with my husband Chris, 2 dogs, Harvey and Cooper and Maine Coon, The Diva.

I made my first soft toy, a fox, at about the age of eight from a kit which was a Christmas present from an Auntie. From then I was hooked, making toys for presents, firstly from patterns and then designing patterns of my own. I made my first jointed bear about 25 years ago.

Each of my bears is an individual. When I take a piece of mohair and start cutting I have a definite idea of how the finished bear will look. I have great fun scouring Antique fairs and markets looking for accessories for my bears and my favourite task is thinking of names for them. Most of my accessories are vintage or antique, sometimes I buy an item and then make the bear to fit it. In my spare time I study German and Spanish at college and go to watercolour painting classes and sculpture classes.

I hope you enjoy my website. If you have any queries about any of the bears or just want a chat, don’t hesitate to email me or ring me.

Thank you for looking.

 

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