Our Story

Meet the Artist Behind Warm Heart Bears

From childhood, hand crafts have always been a part of my life. I do not remember many teddy bears growing up, but the few I did have made an impression on me. My husband and I have been married for 42 years and are proud parents of a daughter and grandparents of a grand-daughter and grand-son. We live in my native Colorado, with our three cats, Molly, Zoe and Indy.

My journey as a teddy bear maker

Being completely self-taught, I have the freedom to design original patterns and accessories. Today things made by hand are rare. They represent a love of craftsmanship, inspired by a tradition of artistry, handed down over generations. Every stitch, every detail represents a passion and a love to create something one of a kind.

The attention to detail and having an eye for what is beautiful and unique makes a piece special. I love to add small details to each original piece to give it a “unique” character. My goal is to bring a tradition of quality of good taste to all the bears and animals I create.

About the Bears

Warm Heart Bears are made from traditional bear crafting techniques that have been mastered during more than two decades of bear making. I have been honored and blessed to receive many awards for my work and have been featured in several collectors’ publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Warm Heart Bears are available for adoption on our website and in our Etsy shop. I do advertise on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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    From the design process to the finished product, each bear and animal is completely created by hand using our own original patterns. Sourcing fabrics and accessories - some made by hand, photographing, packing and posting, correspondence and web design are all handled by me.​

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      Award Winners

      Over the years, several Warm Heart Bears and Animals have received excellence awards. Some competitions are judged by the collectors and being chosen as a favorite is the highest compliment one can receive. There are so many talented artists who create wonderful bears and friends. Congratulations goes to all of you who have entered competitions. You are all winners, as you had the courage to enter one of your creations! Please keep creating your special bears and friends, as your work continues to challenge and inspire me.