I love to make teddy bears. I did it professionally for more than 10 years. What I love about making them, is no matter what pattern or fabric I use, they always turn out different. They have personality, its a surprise, its as if they come to life with the last stitch.
In 1986 I started The Roosevelt Bear Co. By 1990 I sold my bears in 200 stores worldwide. I stopped making them commercially around 1996, and have since only made them for myself. Because of
eBay.COM, I can share and make available some of my own prized bears and creations. I hope you'll become as fond of them as I am. They are like my family and friends.
Although I've only made a few pieces over the last 10 years, I've been in the mood to sew again. Thus I must make room in my cabinets for new creations. I've been working on dolls, mice, and bugs, as well as traditional bears.
Most of these bears and creatures were made from 1986 to 1996. They are from my personal collection and truly unique. Most are one of a kind. And becaus eeach bear has its own style and personality as it was made, I feel they are all one-of-a-kind.
Without further adieu let me introduce you to 2 of my friends:
mohair bear and his spotted doggy,
are ready for a walk and play.
yellow mohair bear is very special,
he wears a paper collar and ribbon
tie. His mohair pelt is the palest
of colors, like butter. He is all
jointed, has wool felt paw pads,
tiny glass shoe button eyes, and
detailed stitching on his nose and
claws. His little felt dog, who is
less than an inch long, was made by
an artist in
Australia. I found him while on a
trip down under. He is kept at bay
by a red thread leash. He is highly
I like bear
paired up with a friend, and these
two are ready to go out for a game
of 'fetch the ball'. The bear has a
black glass head pin attached to his
paw to represent a ball. The par
are so small it was hard to get a
good photo, but
they are all charm and whimsy.
yellow mohair bear has a paper logo
tag that is signed and dated 1992.
His paper collar is pinned on, and
slightly curled. They are both ready
for the dog park.
just over 2.75 inches tall or just
over 7 cm tall.
Although there is no logo hang tag
on the bear and his poochie, I will
add one before they
are shipped. These bears were never
made for resale, I made them for my
because I love bears. Cathy
Peterson, teddy bear artist.
A teddy bear made by hand. Created by C. Peterson
One of a kind.
This bear is from the artist's collection, and while it has been around for a while it is new.
Notable Features: Glass shoe button eyes,
French floss detailed stitching, sewn in tag, and original hang tag, professionally hand made. Wonderful gift idea.
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All other items are just used for display only. Smoke free home.
With your purchase you'll receive FREE, 2 old advertising catalogs from RBC. During the height of the Teddy Bear rage, late 1980's and early 1990's; Roosevelt Bear Co.'s bears and toys were sold worldwide in over 200 stores. They were featured in books, magazines and trade publications, including Teddy Bear and Friends, Teddy Bear Review, and Victoria.
During the early 20th Century there was an explosion in American Culture.... the TEDDY BEAR. Today, the tradition lives on at The Roosevelt Bear Co. The Roosevelt Bear Co. is dedicated to accommodating the collector. Our original designs enable the collector to add truly unique creations to their collections. Every design is completely original, created by artist Cathy Peterson, owner and founder of The Roosevelt Bear Co. Established 1986.
Only the highest quality materials are used; imported German and English mohair wool furs, Australian 100% wool felts, glass and shoe button eyes, French cotton flosses, and traditional handmade wooden joints. Each creation features a signed tag which displays The Roosevelt Bear Co. logo and is signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Our standard of quality is traditional, heirlooms which may be passed from generation to generation.
Collector Note: The final closing seam on every ROOSEVELT BEAR CO. creation is knotted with an old button, found inside the toy along the back seam. This will assure identification if the toys are to lose their tags over the years.
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purposes only, to show work and collectible possibilities.
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