Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas greetings...

Wishing all our collectors & teddy bear friends
Merry Christmas 
& Happy New Year!
bear hugs & mistletoe kisses.
Paula & Simon

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Collection

*Welcome to our Christmas Collection*

10" created from cream mohair and gently aged and tinted.
Comes with removable red wool cape trimmed with alpaca and vintage bottle brush tree.
One of a Kind.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED


3.5" created from genuine antique mohair in old gold.
Wears wool felt elf hat and collar trimmed with vintage beads.
Sits inside pottery boot which i have trimmed with alpaca fur.
One of a Kind
Limited Edition 1/1 RESERVED

3.5" created from cinnamon colour mohair.
Wears wool knit jumper and our vintage leather ice skates hand made by ourselves.
One of a Kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

3.5" created from red and old white mohair.
Trimmed with felt holly leaves,silk ribbon and vintage cotton beads.
One of a Kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

3.5" created from antique plush with wobble neck joint.
Comes with a tiny glass candle stick.
One of a Kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

4.5" created from old gold mohair over aged and tinted.Matt glass eyes.
Wears a wool jumper with reindeer trimming.
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

4.5" created from ginger antique mohair.
Toddy has wobble neck joint and 
centre seam head.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 3
Number 1 ADOPTED


Thank you for visiting our Winter Collection should you wish to adopt any of the available designs.
Please contact me on:
 Wishing you all a 
Paula & Simon

Monday, 10 December 2012

You are cordially invited to view our Christmas Collection 
Sunday 16th December 2012 at 7pm.
We will feature the new designs here on our blog and later on the website.
We hope that you can join us.
Warmest Wishes & Mistletoe kisses.

Friday, 7 September 2012

We are going to Hugglets Teddies 2012...see you there!

Hugglets Teddies 2012 

Kensington Town Hall,Hornton St.,London W8 7NX

Sunday 9th September 10.30am-4.00pm 

Stand 56

We are looking forward to meeting collectors at the 
Hugglets Teddies 2012 this Sunday.
We shall be bringing a selection of our new designs that are based on vintage style teddy bears and some other friends....see you there.
Paula & Simon

Friday, 29 June 2012

Best of British Summer Collection 2012

Best of British Summer Collection 2012
By Paula & Simon Strethill-Smith

Welcome to our summer collection.......

Lilibet...the queens childhood name.
12" high created from soft old white mohair.New pattern inspired from 1908 Farnell teddy bear.
Loose jointed and with a wobble neck joint.Antique boot button eyes.

Lilibet wears vintage wool jacket with silk floral embrodery and diamante broach.
One of a Kind. ADOPTED

Old Jack
12" high made from pale honey mohair which has been aged and worn.
New Design inspired by 1908 Farnell Teddy Bear.
Wears Union Jack linen waistcoat with antique pearl and brass buttons.

Old Jack 
Antique boot button eyes and wobble neck joint.Saggy crunchy tummy and  a well loved nose.
One of a kind. ADOPTED

This queens guard has been marching up and down through all the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
9" high created from pale gold mohair aged and worn.Matt glass eyes.
Grenadier wears full uniform of red and black wool felt jacket,with lots of details,brass buttons,vintage piping,leather belt etc.His smart black and red trousers are from vintage fabrics and our signature leather boots are hand stitched by Simon.

Busby hat made from antique fur collar chin strap is made from real gold chain.
Number 1 of a Limited edition of 3 pieces. EDITION IS SOLD OUT.

Pearly Queen,these wonderful characters still make Londoners proud to be British.
8" high created from pearly beige mohair.New design inspired by 1908 Farnell Teddy Bear.

Pearl wears vintage black jacket and skirt embellished with antique buttons and beaded trim.
Her black straw hat is trimmed with vintage velvet bow and ostrich feather.She also wears our signature leather boots hand stitched by Simon.
One of a Kind. ADOPTED

6" created from mohair in sepia brown.New smaller design inspired by 1908 Farnell Teddy Bear.
Buckingham is very loose jointed  with wobble neck joint.His fur is aged and airbrushed in places.

Has a faded vintage thread stitched nose and wears his red white and blue rosette pin with pride.
One of a kind .ADOPTED

4" high created from genuine antique mohair in pale gold which is shows signs of worn patches.
Piccadilly is our smallest design to which we have made a new design inspired by 1908 Farnell teddy bear.
He is loose jointed with wobble neck joint and saggy tummy.Vintage silk thread nose in a faded black.
Wears a vintage silver enamel stick pin with Union Jack design.
One of a kind. ADOPTED

3.5" high created from genuine antique red and blue mohair.
Britannia has a wobble neck joint, and is weighted with a little steel shot.
Vintage silk thread stitched nose in old white.Has a antique brass button with crown stitched to his heart.
Wears red white and blue ribbon.
One of a kind. ADOPTED

True Brit
3.5" created from genuine antique mohair which shows signs of gentle wear.
True Brit is loose jointed with a wobble neck joint.He has matt glass eyes with a waxed linen thread nose.
Stuffed with wood wool and weighted with a small amount of steel shot.
True Brit is proudly wearing  his MADE IN BRITAIN sash.
One of a kind. ADOPTED

           END OF SHOW........

Thank you for visiting our Best of British Summer Collection 
We hope you enjoyed viewing our latest designs. 
should you wish to adopt any of the bears 
                                           please contact me at

                                                          Warm Wishes Paula & Simon 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Inspiration from Antique Farnell 1908

Last summer on our holidays we stopped for lunch on our travels to Cornwall at vintage and antiques market and were lucky enough to find a beautiful 1908 Farnell Teddy Bear.We thought at first we had struck gold with a antique steiff bear but we were equally delighted to find that this stunning bears true identity was in fact a British Bear.
He is still in need of a little restoration and when time permits I am going to tidy him up a bit.
I adore this bears proportions and they are very much like the early steiff bears and very sought after by teddy bear collectors.
As Farnell was a British teddy bear manufacturer it seems only fitting that some of our inspiration for this Best of British summer collection should come from this bear.....We have based a few of our new designs on this early Farnell bear and hope you can join us here on the blog June 29th at 7pm to see the results.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Best Of British Summer Bear Collection





Wishing you all wonderful
 Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend.
This Summer we are putting together our 
Best of British Collection.
we hope you can join us here on the blog.
More details to follow later.
Warm Wishes and Royal Waves to you all 



Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Winner of our Easter Bunny Broach is! ..........

Well done Susanna! you are the lucky winner of our Bunny broach.
He will be hopping his way to you shortly.

Thank you so much to everyone else that entered and left such sweet comments.
We hope you enjoyed our very first give away and will keep following our blog for more fun later in the year.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Bunny Broach Free Give Away !

* Easter Bunny Broach *
This adorable bunny broach made by ourselves can be yours free for an Easter Gift from us.
All you need to do is be registered as a follower of my blog and leave a comment!
That's it nothing else is required,winner will be drawn out of the hat a week today. 15th April 2012.
I will announce the winner on my blog.
This bunny broach is approx 3.5" long and made from one our sculpted molds made in soft alpaca fur and backed with wool felt.Fitted with a silver plated broach back pin.
We are selling these at £18.00 each they come in Bunny Brown Alpaca,White silk plush,
Blue Silk plush and Pink velvet.
Please email me should you want to buy one.
Have a very Hoppy Easter! 


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spring Collection

Welcome to our Spring Collection

5.5" tall made from hand dyed duck egg blue velveteen.
Leather Sculpted foot pads,poseable wired ears.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

ELIZA the flower seller.
7" tall created from german mohair in honey gold.
Eliza wears a brushed cotton dress in black floral print,trimmed with antique lace,buttons.
She wears our leather boots and comes with her wooden painted cart complete with velvet flowers.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

3" tall made from hand dyed mohair in pale yellow.This just hatched chick has leather legs which are wired.
Also comes with nest vintage flowers and fake chickens egg.
Limited Edition 1/1

3.5" tall made from genuine antique mohair in old gold .
Wilber has wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

5.5" tall made from golden long pile German mohair.
Aged and stained with a centre head seam and wobble neck joint
Shipmate is dressed in his sailor suit which is made from 
vintage aged linen and trimmed with a old anchor button.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

3.5 tall created from German mohair in Cinnamon.
Lars wears blue check salopettes ,brown leather ice skating boots with blue felt scarf.
These ice skaters have been so popular we added two more boys to this show.
Limited Edition 1/5 ADOPTED

3.5" created from pale blue german mohair.
Luke wears vintage wool jumper,cotton blue trousers with cream leather ice skates.
Luke is amazed that he is able to stand up all by himself!
Limited Edition 1/5 ADOPTED

4" long created from off white German mohair.This Jack Russell Terrier is the short legged type.
He has airbrushed markings in black and wears a leather collar and metal id tag.
His ears are wired so fully poseable.Scamp comes complete with his own wooden kennel painted and aged.
Limited Edition 1/5  Numbers 1,2,3 ADOPTED

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

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Spring Collection

You are cordially invited to view our Spring Collection on
 Thursday 15th March 2012 at 6pm.
We will feature the new spring designs here on our blog and later on the website.
Warm Wishes and spring sunshine kisses.

Spring Collection

You are invited to view our Spring Collection on Thursday 15th March 2012 at 6pm.
We are showing some new sping designs here on the blog and later on the website.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

So nice to see you Hugglets Winter Bear Fest London

Thanks and big hugs to everyone who came to visit us at HuggletsWinter Bear Fest at Kensington London.
It was so nice to see the all the familiar faces and also a pleasure to meet new collectors too.

We are feeling as worn out as Cuthbert right now! he and many other bears found new homes.
Looking forward to launching our spring collection soon.
Warmest Wishes
Paula & Simon

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sew little time.....

Sew little time...
We are busy stitching away for the 
Hugglets Winter Bearfest 
Kensington Town Hall
Horton Street
London.W8 7NX
Sunday 26th February 10.30am - 4.00pm 
Hall 1 Stand 56.
We look forward to meeting you there.