So she redesigned her first pattern.
As she delved into bear making, she developed a healthy respect for other artist and over time, improved her own skills.
"I did what I needed to do in order to be better at the art of bear making. Through a lot of trial and error, reading, and getting help from other talented artists, who were more than happy to share what they had learned, I was able to improve my skills."
Even twenty years later, Margie is still looking for new ways to improve her creations.
"I constantly create new patterns, hand paint the glass eyes, and recently have been working on shading and nose sculpting from clay. There's always more to learn. I always strive to improve my bears and by creating one-of-a-kind bears; no two are ever the same."
Margie lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband. When she comes out of her den, she participates in several online shows, attends the occasional doll and teddy bear conventions in addition to selling her bears exclusively in a teddy bear store in New Jersey.