Friday, July 6, 2012


HUG made his debut appearance in my first Teddy Bear book, THE TEDDYBEAR LOVERS CATALOG and the following year (1984) he had his first book of cartoons, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUG.
Now I have colored the original strips and added a few more for this new version. We are promoting this project on a fund-raising site called KICKSTARTER.

If you would like to see our presentation just click this link

We hope you enjoy the video.

Ted and HUG


The SNAPPY CRITTERS are delightful little plush animals that are jointed with dressmaker snaps that allow them to pose and to have interchangeable parts. The book details how to create them with step-by-step photos and instructions.

The SNAPPY CRITTERS are about six inches tall and are easy to make. Published by DOVER PUBLICATIONS for just $14.95.


The fun continues with more SNAPPY CRITTERS.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


BABY BEAR is the newest subject of my online bear-making class at EbearZ University. Last semester I taught a class featuring TOOTS - a bear with attitude. The BABY BEAR class started yesterday and I'm looking forward to seeing my students translate the patterns into their own special bear.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Here are two bears that were commissioned by MY FRIENDS & ME -- a beautiful teddy bear shop in Leesburg, Virginia.

The champagne mohair bear in the pink pearl-studded gown is named ROXANNE.

The gold mohair bear in the brocade gown is named ALEXANDRA.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I recently taught a bear making class online at EbearZ University. The bear the students made was based on my earlier bear named TOOTS who poses with her paws on her hips. The class offered alternate arm designs and FIONA is based on that variation.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I am delighted to announce that I am now teaching a bearmaking class at EbearZ University online. In this class students will learn to make TOOTS -- a bear with attitude. Classes begin soon but there is still time to sign up.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


ZAC SAYS: Hello! My name is ZAC and I am your Teddy Bear host here at TED'S TEDDY TALK. I will be expressing the Teddy Bear point of view while my "boss" will be expressing the human view. I will also tell a few tales and introduce you to many of my Teddy Bear family and friends.
Our first adventure together will be to make a SNAPPY bear to keep your Sasha and Gregor dolls company. Dolls and bears really go hand and paw so every doll should have a Teddy companion.
As humans, your task will be to create a very special, and personal, bear companion for your doll. Together we will explore the basics as well as the various tricks that will make each and every SNAPPY unique.