Joined Mar 13 2010
Australia, Historical Hobart
Living in beautiful Tasmania I have been making bears since 1994 work from a downstairs 'Bear Room' with a view of our garden and Mt. Wellington, which is visible from most areas of Hobart and its surroundings. I find the temperate climate of Tasmania keeps the creative juices flowing and I still enjoy every bear I make.
All Aerlinn Bears are made from the design stage to completion by myself.
I have won numerous Best in Category awards over the years, including Bear of Show at the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair in 2001, and Best in Category in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005.I am currently not trading at any Bear Fairs nor do I enter competitions any more, I am content to stay home creating Bears and the odd Elephant forever trying to make the perfect one.
I enjoy the challenge of miniature bears, mainly making bears 2.5" to 9", with the traditional bear being a favorite. It all depends on the suitable mohair's and mini bear fabrics that I can find to make the size and style of bears I’d like to create.The possibilities are endless making most of my bears one of a kind creations.
I sell most of these through my Etsy shop and e store.
My husband of 29 years is a chef extraordinaire , I have been blessed with two gorgeous sons Alistair and Mason , by far my best creations .