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Welcome to My Show Page

I'm Anita Spero-Markowski, thanks for stopping by!

It started about twelve years ago... I found a book about teddy bear making one long and awful winter, and from that moment I was hooked! For me, making one of a kind bears is truly a labor of love.  Some of you may remember me from my old shop, East Bench Bears. I took a hiatus from bear making to pursue my teaching career. Since then a lot has happened! I found true love, got married, and just had our second child! I use the best quality materials to make each bear, whether it's Schulte mohair, or Corriedale wool.  I have won awards in the past for my bears, and even was featured on HGTV's That's Clever!- an old show about artists and crafters. I hope you enjoy my work- it is truly my passion!

 Shipping overseas will be calculated and billed separately. Thank you!
Unfortunately, domestic shipping prices have also increased- thanks for "bear"-ing with me!

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Strawbeary


Strawbeary is a nine inch, pink mohair baby with a cotterpin jointed head, and thread jointed limbs for posing. She was handswen using a gorgeous, dense pink mohair, with glass eyes and wool felt paw pads and inner ears. She comes with her tiny teddy friend.



110.00 USD
18.00 Domestic Shipping

 

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Snowball

Adopted, thank you!

 

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Petunia 

ADOPTED- Thank you!




 

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Bobby Bear

Bobby is a twelve inch, mohair bear with glass eyes, wool felt paw pads and inner ears, a felted nose, and a cotterpin jointed head. His limbs are thread jointed for gentle posing. Bobby is stuffed firmly with polyfil and stainless steel for weight.




115.00
18.00 Domestic Shipping

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Polar Plunge

ADOPTED, thank you!

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Brownie Felted Bear

ADOPTED- thank you!
 

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Mama and Cub

This pair just can't "bear" to be apart!

Mama bear is 14 inches, made with hand dyed plush fur. She has glass eyes, and is five way cotterpin jointed. She has ultrasuede paw pads and inner ears, and wears her dress and jacket. 

Cub is 8 inches tall, made from the same hand dyed plush in different shades. She has glass eyes, a cotterpin jointed head, and thread jointed limbs for gentle posing.


175.00
25.00 Domestic Shipping

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NitaM1226@hotmail.com

Send me an email with any questions, comments, or if you would like to join my mailing list! Bear hugs!

-Anita Spero-Markowski

Shipping and Ordering Information:
Shipping outside of the US: Please contact me for a quote. You will be sent a PayPal invoice for shipping outside of the US.
Bears are shipped 1-2 days after receipt of payment., unless it's the weekend. Thanks for your understanding!
I happily accept returns, and want you to be happy! If you are not, please send the bear back within 12 days of purchase for a full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.
Your bear will be packaged safely to arrive home in one piece! If you would like to purchase extra insurance, please contact me. Thank you!
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Anita Spero- Markowski  5758 W. Roscoe St. Chicago, IL 60634- USA

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