By Broadacre Bears|
4 inches (10.1 centimeters)
"Tilly is a one-of-a-kind 4"" miniature collectible teddy bear, uniquely designed and handcrafted by Broadacre Bears.
She is an enthusiastic and helpful little bear. Tilly enjoys helping others and can often be found roaming the paths in Broadacre woods looking for bears who would benefit from her help. Due to her love of helping others, she is very popular with the other residents of Broadacre woods with the result that she has lots of friends and everyone knows who she is.
Tilly stands 4 inches tall and is made from extra long beige miniature bear fabric. She has a pink nose and sports complimentary pink ultrasuede ears and foot pads. Tilly also wears a 'Made with Love' heart pendant around her neck on a waxed cotton thong.
Tilly is a 5-way jointed bear with traditional cotter pin joints and has appealing over-size dark British glass eyes. Her eyes and face are accentuated using watercolour pencils and he has a scissor-sculpted muzzle as well as needle-sculpted face and feet. She is stuffed with a mixture of polyfill and steel granules that give her a satisfying tubbyness and weight when picked up.
Due to the materials used to create Tilly she is for intended for ADULT COLLECTORS ONLY and is UNSUITABLE AS A CHILDREN'S TOY.
Hello and welcome to Broadacre Bears. My name is Simon Conway, I live in Kent with my wife and young son and I have been making bears on and off for over 20 years.
I have always loved arts and crafts, so when, years ago, I stumbled across a simple teddy bear sewing kit in our local shop, I decided to give it a try. That was the beginning of my bear-making adventures and I haven't looked back since.
I discovered bear fairs and teddy bear magazines, usually with a free pattern, so I was able to fuel my increasing passion for bear-making. Those first few bears were pretty rough, but, inspired by the bear artists and photos in the magazines, I was able to develop and hone my bear-making skills.
At the time I was living in a road called Broadacres so when I was looking for a name that I could use for my bear business, Broadacre Bears seemed appropriate. To me, Broadacres conjures up images of a broad-leafed woodland full of plants and animals and home to all the bears that I create. I can imagine the bears living out their lives, playing and having adventures in the microcosm that is Broadacre Woods protected from the outside world.
For many years bear-making had to take a back seat as work and home-life came in the way. Then around a year and a half ago I found myself in a position where I was able bring my bear-making back to the forefront again and I have been concentrating on it fully ever since.
Most of my early bears were given as gifts to friends and family, but recently people started to ask if I was selling my bears. This inspired me to create a website,(www.broadacrebears.com), so that I could introduce my bears to a wider audience. I hope that you enjoy looking through my bears and maybe find a character that you would like to come home and share their adventures with you.
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