Teddies by Laura Lynn

One of a Kind and Small Limited Edition Collectible Artist Teddy Bears Designed + Created by Teddy Bear Artist Laura Lynn Matthews

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I just love Lexington!

Just a little ways from our home (Sequoya and myself) is a quiet little park. There is a little stream down below there that is fed by an underground spring. It is so peaceful in here listening to the birds.  I enjoy taking Sequoya here when she needs to go out, and I'd like a short break from sewing (or the dreaded paperwork!)

There's a small bridge made from railroad ties so you can cross the stream. Sequoya and I did cross, and there was a little clearing. There was a sort of path leading away somewhere, but as I was in sandals and I know there are snakes back here, Sequoya and I contented ourselves with just enjoying this nice quiet area!

Park plaque


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A HUGE Thank You!

Have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate you all?  I am so very blessed to be able to create bears for a living.  Especially now, when I am having some health issues, and could not look for work even if I wanted to. 

 I've been having back trouble on an off (mostly on) for the past 6 months.  I do have a wonderful chiropractor and it is now finally on the mend, after he had to drill into me just how limited I am physically.  I just kept re-injuring myself whenever i felt the tiniest bit better.  

I get such joy out of creating my bears - and I have you all to thank for that :)  I've had some friends ask me just how am I able to work on bears when I can't sit?  How in the world do I sew?  Well, what can I say?  I'm addicted to bear making so where there's a will, there's a way LOL!  I have large totes on top of 2 work areas.  I had my step dad put my sewing machine on one of those totes (yes, I'm sewing standing up)  and I use the other tote for the rest of the bear making process.

I just want to say again... thank you for allowing me to do what I love!

HUGE bear hugz,
Laura Lynn

New Panda!

Hello all!

I couldn't wait to show you a couple of photos of my latest creation - Carmella.  She's a 10" panda bear created out of wonderfully soft luxury faux fur.  I don't have her on the website yet, but she is currently available for adoption in my Artfire Shop.  

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Friday, June 17, 2011

5 New Pocket Bears

Hi Everyone!

I've just finished taking photos of the 5 Pocket Bears that have just been born.  I'm running out for the evening, so I have listed them in my Artfire Shop for now.  http://www.artfire.com/users/TeddiesbyLauraLynn   They are currently available for adoption.  Have a great weekend and thank you for your interest in my fur kids!!

Bear hugz,
Laura Lynn


Saturday, June 11, 2011


Road Trip to Cincinnati!

Yesterday was a special treat - my friend Tami Eveslage (and incredible bear artist!) and I got together at her house for socialization and bear making!  

Tami and I have known each other online for many years.  We'd see each other at the show in Schaumburg, IL.  She did more shows that the Schaumburg one, but it was often the only show I did as I lived nearby.  But with me living in Chicago and her in Cincinnati, OH, it was a little too far to go for an afternoon!  Now that I'm living in Lexington, KY though - it's a piece of cake!

I had such a wonderful time!  It's always so much fun to visit other teddy bear artists and see their studios - and talk and talk and talk!!!!  I loved looking at her bear collecting... and her mohair! ;)  As a hobby Tami also makes dolls which are incredible!  

I'm looking forward to doing this again!

Monday, June 6, 2011

This Week's Bears in Progress

Here's a photo of last night's work -- I was working till 11pm (I was on a roll LOL!)  Here are several Pocket Bears, a 10" fluffy Panda bear, and a mini bear all ready to be born!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Georgia - Mini Alpaca Bunny on eBay

Happy June!!  Summer is definitely here in Lexington, Kentucky!  In celebration of the beginning on June, I've decided to list Georgia (miniature alpaca bunny) on eBay with a starting bid of $49.95 or a Buy it Now of $95.  It's a 1 day auction and can be found here:  http://cgi.ebay.com/OOAK-Artist-Mini-Alpaca-Bunny-TEDDIES-LAURA-LYNN-/260794231498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb88c2aca#ht_4852wt_1135

Stay cool!