Barbara Ann Bears & Wild But Gorgeous and now Make A Teddy
We are Barbara and Andy Cunningham and are now based in sunny south-west Scotland, near the sea. We have been making Barbara Ann Bears since 1990.
We have always made beautiful traditional, classic bears, but somewhere along the way, we drifted off into our own little world of colourful, humorous creations that are designed to put a smile on your face. Apart from teddies, we make rabbits, cats, dogs, dragons, and other creatures that leap from our imaginations on to the shelves of our collectors.
On our website you will find the bears who are looking for new homes together with many bears that we have made previously, we are happy to make these bears again in other colours or sizes, you just have to ask. We love to combine fabrics, using traditional mohair, mohair Barbara has dyed, faux fur, funky cotton and linens, tweed, tartan, velvet and really anything else that inspires us, quite frequently upcycling faux fur and tweed jackets as peculiar whimsical creatures.
You can also buy bear making supplies, patterns and kits through our Make A Teddy website