Hello, my name is Janet Poell...
is me, with my husband Tony.
is my home, and I live in a small town of about 1000 people with my
husband of over 48 years and our two Yorkies. I have been making
bears for many years, and started designing my own patterns and
making them many years ago.
love the feel of mohair so it is my favorite to use in making my bears.
I dye my own mohair sometimes, as well as use air brush painting to add
accents to their faces.
I made them for all my grandsons and
my daughters and friends, as well as for just me. Then like most
artists, I got inspired and decided to try to sell them. Well, they sold
very well! I was wonderfully surprised! So I continued to sell at teddy
shows and now on the internet as well.
joint them all using nuts and bolts (sounds funny, but they work great!)
and make very tight joints as well as they will loosen a bit in time. Some are
Each bear I
design has a little part of me inside, and when I see someone
smile at my bears, it puts a smile on me as well.