Welcome to Bear-Antics & friends!     

What are little girls made of? - sugar and spice and all things nice of course.

I am a thread artist, and love experimenting with threads of all kinds and colours.  I usually make hand-crocheted miniature thread artist bears, but wanting a change I have rescued, from charity shops and toy boxes, these discarded Bratz dolls, and have given them a new lease of life, by removing the glitz and glamour of heavy make-up and large pouty lips, and re-painting delicate features to resemble a younger natural look.  They are painted with non toxic paint, sealed with non toxic acrylic varnish and should stand up to normal play, but should not be submerged in water. 

Each doll has been meticulously cleaned, hair washed and re-conditioned to remove tangles etc.  Their tight short skirts, tops, and high heeled shoes have been replaced with pretty hand-crocheted dresses, and white knitted knickers, made from quality 100% cotton thread from my own pattern. The dolls feature one of a kind, custom removable shoes that have been individually cast and hand painted.

Please be aware that these dolls are not new, and although hours of work has gone into transforming them, they still may contain blemishes.  The dolls can be found in the 'shop' (see index left hand side) and can be purchased as and when available.

The dolls are not recommended for very small children due to small parts i.e. hat-pins, beads.

New Dawn Dolls - recycled Bratz

Bear-antics miniature handcrocheted bears measure between 4cm to 10cm tall, and are individually handmade using only the best quality threads. They are thread jointed, fully poseable, and stand unaided, as their feet are weighted with steel shot.  Special attention is given to every detail as they are being created, and a lot of love is stitched into each one! 

My bears have sold at home and abroad, and have been made to be displayed as collectibles and were not created to be toys, therefore are not meant for small children.  I have won awards in the National Teddy Bear Artists Awards (NTBAA - 2011), and Teddy Bear Artists and Friends (TBAAF - 2010, 2012 & 2013) 

Miniature bears currently available, can be found in my Shop (click 'Shop' in left hand menu), and please note that post and packing is FREE.

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