My name is Karen and I love sewing and making bears.
It is my hobby and my happy place.
I have been making bears for well over 15 years now but the memory bears only just for the last few years. It sort of happened by accident. I decided to make a couple of bears for my lovely neighbour who had lost her father. I wanted something that would last longer than flowers. I made those first bears out of his dressing gown and pj's.
Through social media and word of mouth the word was out and well the rest is history. I never set out to make memory bears but I am so grateful I am because I have met so many beautiful families and feel like I am making a small difference in their lives. It means so much to be able to help a grieving family smile again.