"It wasn’t long before I started to look for bear patterns that
I stumbled upon a whole new world! Teddy Bear art!
I named my business after my daughter Eden who was responsible for me finding this teddy world.
I have been designing and making bears and friends since 2012."
When Michele discovered the process of needle felting she found pleasure in the research and see how to utilize the technique in her work.
"I needle felt better faces than
I could ever sew. Judi Paul (Luxembears) was a great inspiration when I started felting bears faces.
Joann Livingstone was always ready to answer questions
I had. I have had the pleasure of taking bear making classes from Michelle Lamb and Tami Eveslage."
Michele's paternal Grandmother was a sculptor and painter and always had time to teach her new techniques. "I use many things I learned from her in coloring my bears and sculpting the faces."
She enjoys attending shows
and selling in person.
"My favorite is that personal meeting with the collector who is buying my work. It is a fantastic feeling."
You'll find her at some local shows in Keller, the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Convention once held in Philadelphia, The Teddy Bear Artist Invitational in Syracuse New York and Hunt Valley Teddy Bear show in Maryland.
She flew to London to attended Hugglet's Show and she hopes to be able to do that event again!
With market climates changing Michele will be participating in Bright Star Promotions and BearHugs4U online teddy bear shows.