Hello I'm Linda Bean , the creator of Bean Bruins........
I live on the Beautiful Central Coast , just north of Sydney Australia , with my husband Brian and my two beautiful daughters Ashleigh & Samantha .......and not to forget the latest edition to our family ,sweet Sophie , she is a French Bulldog or wombat as we affectionatly refer to her " as she's small and very solid".
I first started making bears in 2000 after a request from my Mum , I had spent years sewing when my mother had started making a couple of bears as a hobbie, she kept insisting that I give it a go.......... I finally gave it a go with my first bear being from a kit, it was quite an ugly little beastie but I didn't stop there.
I decided with my second I would use Mohair and a pattern from a bear magazine...... to my surprise!! she turned out beautiful , so beautiful in fact that with some persuasion from mum I entered her into a bear competition where she won first place against novices and professionals alike.
After a few months of developing my skills I started designing my own patterns, over the years I have won many awards, trophys and medals for my workmanship, all thanks to the one person who always new I could do it.
Always determined to do better with each bear I create , I make only "One of a Kind" . I found it hard to do repeats as no two ever turned out the same, although I will from time to time re-visit older patterns all Bean Bruins will be unique.
My commitments to work & home do not give me time to do custom orders at present but I will endeavour to get new creations on my new site or ebay whenever possible.
All Bean Bruins are lovingly made with the highest quality materials , they are for adult collectors only and not intended for infants due to small part that could present a choking hazard , they will come with a signed and dated hang tag stating edition and are made in a smoke and pet free environment .
Thankyou for visiting and feel free to email me at anytime