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FORGET ME NOT BEARS


In the year 1993 we met the four sisters, all talented bear artists, who create the wonderful Forget me not bears. Only one year earlier Joy, the oldest but one, started to make teddy bears. Success was soon to follow and Joy introduced her sisters Mary, Alice and Liz to bear making. Liz, the youngest, was the first to follow, even though she never used a needle before. She stopped making bears after her marriage.

Antique bears are a great source of inspiration, sometimes with illustrious examples from Steiff, but also inspired by cuddly old English teddies.
Their bears are carefully aged in order to give them the well loved and antique look as if they are 100 years old that is so typical of Forget me not bears. They have also created their own way of stuffing a bear with a mix of materials that give the bears weight making them very easy to pose and giving them a wonderful posture.
It is often hard not to mistake a Forget me not bear for an antique (Steiff) bear but you can always identify them by their weight, the sewn in label on the back and the forget me not flower that is embroidered on the left foot. Since 1993 we work together and have one of a kind bears as well as special editions made for us.


Please note these bears have been especially created for collectors and are not suitable as a toy for children.

All accessories are props unless marked otherwise
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Forget me not bears Sally May

Forget me not bears Sally May



Sally May
On a spring morning I caught Sally May in the garden with her favourite forget me nots, the flower she's named after. This sweet little girl was proud to be pictured in her beautifully embroidered dress.

Sally May was made by Mary. She is a one of a kind bear of 39 cm, 15.5”, made of dark honey coloured mohair. Her paws are made of heavily aged ultrasuede.
Sally May looks at the world through black shoebutton style eyes. She has a black embroidered nose and claws.
She wears a dress made of vintage embroidered cotton.

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Forget me not bears Daisy
 
Daisy

Daisy's face shawl and old fashioned cap are bringing back the days of  Charles Dickens and Beatrix Potter.
She looks as if she has stepped out of one of their stories.


Daisy is a one of a kind Forget me not bear made by Mary of light honey coloured mohair. She is 47 cm, 18.5" tall. She has black glass eyes and a brown embroidered nose and claws. Her cap and silk shawl are made of antique materials.
She wears a Forget me not brooch.



Daisy has been sold.




Forget me not bears
Daisy


Forget me not bears Daisy



Forget me not bears Roxley

Roxley

This morning Roxley shopped his basket full of bottles of lemonade. The red lemonade is his favourite. This afternoon he will organise a garden party. Perhaps there will be some red wine in the later hours too.

Roxley is a dark red mohair bear made by Joy.
He is a one of a kind Forget me not bear of 35 cm, 14”. He has very aged ultrasuede paws, a black embroidered nose and claws and black shoebutton style glass eyes.
He wears a silk ribbon.




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Forget me not bears
Roxley


Forget me not bears Roxley



Forget me not bears Abner

Forget me not bears Abner



Abner

With Abner we celebrate the arrival of the Pandas Xung Ya and Wu Wen at Rhenen Zoo not far from where we live. As a gift from China they will live in a specially designed panda villa.
We can not wait to see them.


Abner is a one of a kind panda bear made by Joy.
He is 40 cm, 16" tall and made of grey-beige and grey-green mohair. This panda bear has very aged ultrasuede paws. He has black shoebutton style eyes and a black embroidered nose and claws.
Abner wears a real silk ribbon.



Hold for M.



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Forget me not bears Abner



Thirkleby

I caught Thirkleby in my garden with his favourite Steiff dog Sarras.
During one of his adventures in the garden with Sarras he got some scratches in his face making him even more attractive.

Thirkleby is a one of a kind Forget me not bear
made by Alice of an aged sparce mohair with a
reddish brown backing that lovely matches his light cinnamon nose and salmon pink ribbon. He is 22.5 cm, 9" tall and he has black shoebutton style eyes. His paws are made of ultrasuede.

Sarras is a Steiff boxer. He was made in the fifties.
When he sits he is 11 cm, 4,25" tall. Sarras is also for sale. Apart from a little hole in his felt ear (from the Steiff button that used to be there) he is in very good condition.


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Forget me not bears Thirklebury



Forget me not bears Monzie Gutcher

Monzie Gutcher

Monzie Gutcher is walking the dogs of nearly all the neighbours. She is fond of dogs and the pocket money she earns this way brings a big smile to her face.

Monzie is a one of a kind bear made by Joy of yellow honey coloured mohair with a dark honey backing.
She is 31 cm, 12" tall, has black glass eyes and a black embroidered nose. Her paws are made of beige ultrasuede and she wears a lace bow decorated with a brooch.

She would love to walk your dog too.

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