Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two more mice join the Deb Canham.....

......Mouse Cicus.

Blanco and Ringo

These are the 2nd set in the Mouse circus collection, they join

Barnum and Miss Fifi Fratellini & Cupcake the Elephant

To order these, please click on the header above and this will take you to the Mouse Circus collection.

Mr Tod a very country Gent arrives in store with a.......

.......couple of his fine fellow friends.

Mr Todd by Steiff Ean 662492

The latest edition to the popular Beatrix Potter Range. Beautifully detailed, made from fine mohair and dressed in his traditional outfit.

Limited Edition of 1500 pieces and stands 35cm tall.

Mr Tod is joined by another very British firm favourite,

Paddington Bear - Ean 354700

The latest edition to the popular Paddington Range. Beautifully detailed and stands 25cm tall, made from fine alpaca and dressed in a new outfit.
He is jointed and carries his very own pot of Marmalade.

and last but not least is the new Limited Edition.....

Catalogue Bear Ean 037177

This wonderful little character is an advert in himself as the material he is made from is covered in a catalogue print, showing pictures and script from 1906 -1908 catalogues.

Even though the edition size is 2007 pieces, each bear is almost a one off as the teddy pattern is cut out of the material in a random fashion.

This very unusal bear stands 30 cm tall and will sell out very soon.

To view these and other great pieces from the Spring / Summer 2007 range, please click on the header above.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Artist Background - Maggie Iacono......

.....Maggie grew up in Hopkins, MN and graduated with a degree in elementary education from State University of New York, Fredonia.

Maggie was a teacher before she started creating dolls, she worked in her homeland America and she even took a job in Australia.

Maggie met her husband Tony, another American teacher and married in 1976.

Maggie then began making dolls in 1980. Her dolls were so successful, tony soon joined her in the now family business.

Maggie, Tony and their three daughters now live outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Since starting to make Felt Dolls, Maggie has been elected to the NAIDA - National Institute of American Doll Artists - in 1993.

Maggie and Tony work full time in their home studio, along with several outside assistants, to produce an average of five editions of seventy dolls each year which have helped them win several awards for their work:-

Doll Reader Magazine's DOTY Award,
Dolls Magazine's Dolls Award of Excellence,
Maggie's dolls are exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the Louvre in Paris.

The dolls and their clothing are fully designed and made by Maggie Made Dolls in America.

To view some of the wonderful pieces that are available please click on the header above, these dolls sell out very quickly, so reserve yours today.

Ruthie Limited Edition 100 (Sold Out at Maggie Made Dolls)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Deb Canham helps celebrate our 10th Anniversary with.....

.......a Store Exclusive.

Apple Pie and Custard

Limited Edition 50

We always keep number 1 for the shop, so that leaves only 49. so do not delay order today.

Little Gem


Apple Pie 3.25 inches

Custard 1.25 inches

To order before they all disappear, please click on the header above.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Nadja Bear Originals and Manufactured pieces......

....Originals by the wonderful Nadia Jacobs.

Nadia lives in Belgium; in a little town near Antwerp.

Coincidence or not the town is called Berendrecht ( Beren means Bears ).

Nadia started making bears in 1995 and collects old bears herself, so she makes her bears look old.

All her bears are either one - off - a - kinds or in very small editions.

They look as if they have already lived a lifetime and have been loved very much.

.....Manufactured by Clemens, these are designs by Nadia.

All the bears made by Clemens are in an edition of 333 and are all made from mohair.

Order soon as we at the moment are very lucky indeed, as we have very low numbers in the edition, such as Number 2 of Robin and Tess.

Please click on the header above, this will take you to the Artist Bears and Creations page, where you can scroll down to see all the original and manufactured bears by Nadia and other Atist Originals.

To have a closer look at the bears in the pictures, just click on the picture and this will bring up a larger version of it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Summer is almost here and what a way to start......

...... Dean's bring out a fabulous new collection.

5 Artist Bears and a Homegrown one by Neil and Barbara Miller.

Plum Pie Ltd.Ed. 30

From Plum Pie to Honeybun, with editions as small as 25 on one particular piece, these will fly out very quickly.

Honeybun Ltd.Ed. 50

To order please click on the header above, Reservations are being taken already.

To Reserve a bear, please order in the normal way, when the order comes through to us we will take a deposit, and then charge the rest when the bear is sent out to you.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Steiff's 1909 replica Lion on wheels.........

.....rolls in, and is an instant success.

The first Steiff pull-along animals date back to as early as 1890. This lion is based on an original design from 1909.

The lion's wheels are made of cas iron, its eyes are glass and its body is stuffed with wood shavings. Even its pull-voice is faithful to the original. With a faraway expression on its face, the pull-along lion is sure to be the crowning glory of any collction.

This magnificent creation is only limited to 1000 pieces worldwide and will sell out very quickly.

Please click on the header above to go straight to the Lions web page.
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