My name is Sandra Marie and I am the artist/bear maker behind Bear Hugs Originals. I have been creating/designing teddies and their little friends for over 20 years. The bears I create are made of the finest quality mohair, alpaca and luxury faux fur available. Each Bear Hugs Original is handmade and 100% hand sewn without the use of a sewing machine. All of my patterns are designed from my own sketches and each bear is an authentic, one-of-a-kind collectible artist bear.
2013 "Excellence in Bear Artistry Award" (Oliver) Judges Choice
2015 "Fourth Place URSA Award" (Flopsy) Judges Choice
2015 "Excellence in Bear Artistry Award" (Frankenteddy)
2018 "First Place URSA Award" (Peter)
Featured - April 2015 issue of Bears & Buds Online Magazine
Featured - Teddy Bear & Friends Marketplace for "Rory the Raccoon" and "Wags the Dog"
Featured on the Blog of The Guild of Master Bearcrafters on January 17, 2016.
I am very pleased to say my bears have found homes all over the globe.