Friday, 16 December 2011

Winter Collection

* Welcome to our Winter Collection *

3.5" snow white mohair with vintage leather ice skates.

Edition 1/5 SOLD OUT
available to order edition of 6

 4" antique dark orange mohair.Wool felt jumper.
one of a kind ADOPTED

 3.5" pale honey mohair with red leather ice skates.
Limited Edition  of 6
Number 1 ADOPTED

4.5" vintage velvet plush in pale pink,aged leather sculpted face and pale gold glass eyes.
one of a kind ADOPTED

4.5" antique mohair in a spiced cinnamon with nordic vintage wool scarf.
one of a kind ADOPTED

7" mohair in warm golden brown.Wool felt sculpted face,with open mouth.
one of a kind ADOPTED

Thank you for visiting our Winter Collection should you wish to adopt any of the available designs.
Please contact me on:

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winter collection

You are cordially invited to view our Winter collection.
On Friday 16th December 2011 at 6pm.
We will feature the new designs here on our blog and later on the website.
With the warmest of wishes and mistletoe kisses.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Waiting for Santa

 Edgar & Bo-Bo 
Edgar & Bo-Bo are just so excited about Christmas they have already hung up their stockings! 
Bo-Bo bunny has woken Edgar three nights in a row as he thinks he can hear sleigh bells.
Edgar is one of our larger mohair bears around 12".
He wears vintage flannel striped pyjamas and holds his tin chamber stick by which to read his comic book.His companion is Bo-Bo a vintage wool bunny with silk lined ears.
This special bedtime set was created using a vintage handpainted metal bed to which I tailor made a striped ticking mattress and  stuffed with goose feathers.The bed linen was made from vintage french cottons and lace. 
Edgar and Bo-Bo are already adopted but I wanted to share them here on the blog.

Wishing you a snuggly warm christmas ! x

Friday, 4 November 2011

Mouse Pirates

*Ahoy There Ship Mates*

These Pirate Mice have already set sail in their vintage clog to the Puppenhausmuseum in Basel Switzerland.
I am sure that some of my inspiration for these Mousey Pirates came from our family holidays in beautiful Cornwall with its history of pirates and smugglers.
But I have to admit that I have been probably watching too many films starring a certain Johnny Depp.x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tickled Pink


We were tickled pink to see you all at Hugglets,thank you so much for stopping by our stand.
As usual it was a wonderful show with a super selection of 
Teddy Bears from many talented artists.
Fleurette was one of our tiny miniature bears from our latest collection.
3" tall in frosted pink mohair Fleurette comes in a pink paper cone,with french script,decorated with pastel pink vintage flowers and leaves.Limited Edition of 4.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Racing against the clock! to get to HUGGLETS


We are running out of time fast here and  just need to add the finishing touches to our latest designs.
Monty and Stirling the racing car bears are from a previous collection but are still available to order.

You are welcome to visit us at:

HALL 1 Stand 56.

11th September 2011
Kensington Town Hall
Horton St

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Anoushka Yorkie Puppy

8" Yorkshire Terrier Puppy
One of our latest designs Anoushka is made from quality German mohair in golden auburn colour.I have used different lengths of mohair for the coat and have added airbrushed black markings.
Anoushka has antique brown glass eyes which are set in leather eyelids,moveable bottom jaw and poseable ears and front legs.
Her paw pads are sculpted and made from vintage black suede and have lots of detail.
Anoushka has a antique silk coral pink ribbon with silver vintage heart with the intial A.
Should you wish to adopt her please contact me for further details.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Bear Hugs

Bear Hugs
Introducing Bear Hugs the latest lino cut print from my husband Simon Strethill-Smith.
A three colour print made from two separate blocks using golden brown,prussian blue and
chocolate brown inks.The teddy bears that stood for this pose in this print were Tick Tock and Rigger.
This print is a limited edition available from our Etsy shop.Inkypie Linocut.
Bear Hugs are Free and always the best!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Oh.... I do like to be beside the seaside!

Marco is off to the beach this weekend ready for a dip in the very brave he is!
Marco is our latest 9" Teddy Bear design made from quality German mohair that I have tinted and aged to give the appearance of a very old bear.
He has a wobble neck joint and centre head seam ,antique boot button eyes with spoon shaped arms and hump back.Stuffed with wood wool and weighted with steel shot.
Marco is wearing a vintage fine wool bathing costume in dark navy and cream trimmed with old pearl buttons and vintage metal anchor.
His outfit can be removed and wrung out to dry after swimming!
Limited Edition . ADOPTED.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Lino cut print by Simon Strethill-Smith

Lino cut print of *Boulee* by Simon Strethill-Smith 

Today  I am featuring Simon's latest lino cut prints.
Boulee our French bulldog design has been created into a lino cut print,carved and printed by hand using two separate blocks of lino.
The print is 6 colours and is signed in pencil and numbered.
Limited Edition of 50 printed on Saunders waterford paper 190gms.
French Bulldogs are a truly special breed and are such characters.
This French Bulldog Boulee wears a ruffle and a tiny hat he is to be found at the base of the famous Eiffel Tower.
I imagine him dancing and doing tricks for treats while his owner plays the accordion. 

These prints are available for sale on Simon's  Etsy shop.....

Simon is currently working on new print designs so I will feature more as and when they are ready.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Vintage Style French Bulldog "Boulee"

Introducing....... *BOULEE*
our latest Vintage Style French Bulldog

Boulee measures 9" high in a sitting position and is created from vintage velvet plush in old cream and black.
He has a sculpted and then pressed  vintage leather muzzle to which I have over aged and added hand painted details. 
His glass eyes are also a vintage flea market find to which I have added painted highlights.
Boulee has wired pose able ears which are lined with antique black suede.He is fully jointed and stuffed with wood wool and cotton with steel shot for extra weight. His paw pads are also sculpted first and then pressed using vintage leather to which I have tinted and aged further.
Boulee wears a felt hat with red heart button with a french blue and white ruffle and silk pom pom.
Please contact me should you wish to be his new owner.(Adopted.)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Summer Wonderland Collection

Our Summer Wonderland Collection has been so much fun!
Thank you all for your kind words.
Dormouse and White Rabbit have now been adopted.
I do have a few available bears from this collection you can visit them on website shop page.
Should you wish to be notified of new designs as they are created from the studio please let me know to add your name to our mailing list.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter


Miss Alice

So kind of you to join us for the Mad HattersTeaparty!

The Mad Hatters Teaparty
The Mad Hatter was delighted that so many of you visited
The Teddy Bear Artist Event and joined him for tea.
He had such fun giving out his muddy bear chocolate biscuits.
It was wonderful to see everyone and meet up with friends again.
Miss Alice and The Mad Hatter have now been adopted.

I do have a few bears still available and I will be posting out to my mailing list shortly.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Nearly Time for Tea!

Tick Tock is looking forward to meeting you for tea at
Teddy Bear Artist Event
Tick Tock is created from genuine antique mohair and is 3.5" high.
He has a centre seam head with a wobble neck joint and wears a vintage watch key around his neck.
hope to see you there!
Paula x

Friday, 3 June 2011

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"

Time is running out fast here with so much to do before
The Teddy Bear Artist Event.
White rabbit is ready,Alice has just got dressed in her wonderland best.The Mad hatter is mumbling that he is the only one wearing a hat and will I join him?
Maybe I say......
I have many hats but which one to wear?
the sailor the cowboy or the french beret.?

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Adorable Alice and Mad Hatter

I was given this adorable picture of Alice and the Mad Hatter it is such a wonderful old photo and has given me lots of inspiration for my own Alice and Mad Hatter designs. I will be showing them at The Teddy Bear Artist Event in Stratford-Apon-Avon.
Hope you can make this very important date! ...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

MaD HaTTer'S TeA PaRtY

Civic Hall Stratford-Apon-Avon
14 Rother Street CV37 6LU

Paula & Simon Strethill-Smith

Stand No:1

We cordially invite you to our MaD HaTTeR's Tea PaRtY
Please wear you wonderland best and please don't be late!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Say Hello Treacle!

* New Design *
Treacle is a 4.5" miniature teddy bear created from genuine antique mohair.
This fabulous antique mohair was sourced from a brocante in France.
Treacle has a wonderful golden colour fur just like old fashioned treacle tart. 
I have designed Treacle with a centre head seam and a wobble neck joint.
He is filled with wood wool and steel shot for a little weight.
He is a limited edition of 10. Orders now being taken.

Hello Treacle is a London cockney rhyming slang and is a term of endearment!
Thanks for looking!
Paula x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Happy Bunny has a spring in his step today!

This is Happy Bunny a 6" mohair rabbit .I have aged his fur and he has molded vintage leather footpads.
Thanks for hopping by.... x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Chirpy Chicks
Chirpy chicks are made from soft alpaca both wear our leather shoes.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Introducing Esther 3.5" tall created from genuine antique mohair with,vintage lace dress.Esther is wearing our trademark vintage cream leather shoes made from vintage leather and handstitched..

Spring and new beginnings......

Hello and welcome my blog.....

I have just created some new spring designs that I wanted to share with you....for more info visit my website on the shop page you will find all the new designs for sale.