Cuddlesome Critters by Cynthia Darmanin
- Since I was a child, I have always loved creating things with my hands. I love drawing/painting, sewing, knitting/crocheting, paper- making, clay modelling and all sorts of creativity. Having also a soft spot for artistic teddy bears and dolls, I decided I wanted to find out more about this art. Soon I found myself absorbed into the teddy bear making world, studying and experimenting with different materials, techniques and patterns. I try to keep myself updated on new techniques and materials, striving to broaden my knowledge continually. I love to create sweet, mostly vintage-inspired teddy bears (and friends), with their cute expressions, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes naughty or mischievous, and even a bit grumpy! I am also fascinated by the classic style, traditional teddy bear, bringing so much nostalgia of bygone days, especially with their worn, faded and much-loved look. My creations are each painstakingly made with much love, passion and care to every detail, using only the finest teddy-making materials. I hope they can bring a smile to your face, or perhaps a happy trip down memory lane. Note: These teddies are collectible items, and should not be given to younger kids. They also cannot be washed (they can be dry cleaned or gently surface washed) and should not be placed in direct sunlight.