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 Welcome to the home of Little Scruffs full of small collectable miniature mohair artist bears, dogs and animals.

Please take your time to look around at my current collection of mohair animals for sale  which you will find on the left hand side under "Shop Online". Don't forget to click on the photo  to enlarge.

You can also see ones that I have made in the past by visiting my Gallery of Sold bears along the top of the page.

The Way of the Bear book , full of Little Scruffs, is available through Amazon in book or Kindle form. See details under Shop online, Bear Book,.

If you would like any other information please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. 

All the bears and animals are handmade by myself in Evesham, United Kingdom

 Vintage style miniature mohair teddy bears and dogs. Artist bears and animals are  all fully jointed

Thank you to my collectors, some who have become very good friends, for allowing me to do what I love most.

The basic miniature bear making courses which are covered over 2 days are on hold for the time being due to various reasons beyond my control. I will let you know when they are resumed but meanwhile can probably put you in touch with other bear making classes that I know of.

 If you would like a mohair bear made especially please give me a ring or email me.

I love to know your favourites - traditional bears, Fat Heads, Soldier Bears or cute dogs, giraffes etc- so please let me know what you think.

Remember - there is always room for one more miniature bear!!

 

 

 

 

 

 Bear Book 

 

The Way of the Bear

Shortly we hope to have  this book available in a smaller, better quality  version with a new cover. I will update when it is out, hopefully before the Dollshouse show so I can bring copies with me.

 

 "The Way of the Bear "by Norman Silver and David Passes  is now available to purchase through Amazon. This is a 94 page book of photographs and verse full of  my Little Scruffs and suitable for children and grown ups alike. You can purchase it in book form or Kindle.

Norman Silver has a Fellowship with the Royal Photographic Society and I am honoured that he has chosen my bears for his book

                                                     washingline

 

                                                         This would make a lovely gift for any age. Here are some of the reviews

 

 

I absolutely LOVE this book! From the utterly adorable and exquisite tiny hand-made bears, with their little faces peering out at you, and their bewitching outfits and settings, to the gentle, inspiring and comforting humour and wisdom. A brilliant concept, excellently photographed and put together. It is uplifting and enchanting; a reference book for life, a treasury of bear enlightenment!

 

If a person did naught in her or his life but embrace and personify the words and photographs of The Way of the Bear, that person would live a simple, wholesome, and happy life indeed! This wonderful book, in it's own small, quiet way, makes the world a kinder, happier place to live. The wit and wisdom are simple and profound, and the stars of the book- the artistic Teddy Bear creations of Jean Grogan- will capture your heart, and make you yearn to live the life of a Teddy Bear. The wonderful truth is that we all, Teddy Bear and human alike, can follow the path that is The Way of the Bear!

 

I bought this book for my Beautiful Fiancé, Sarah, for Christmas. She has been hinting about this for a while now, since it was mentioned to her in an email from the Teddy Bear maker, Jean Grogan (who is a nice, genuine bear maker/designer) and is who actually made the Bears for this book (although, it does reference this inside the book). The words are inspiring, the photos are funny and also thought-provoking and Sarah just absolutely loves it, as she also collects her bears!

A must for people who love to read and want a pick-me-up with the lovely words. Highly recommended for what is actually an extremely reasonable price. Wisdom indeed.

 

This book is lovely, really charming. The bears are really cute and the photos are quirky. The text is a gentle set of 'rules' that teddy bears live by, but they are sweet, uplifting and often funny rather than sickening!
If you like Pooh bear's philosophy on life you will love this book, or as another reviewer said, it would be a perfect gift for a friend going through a low patch.

 

This is such a lovely book! I bought a copy for my granddaughter for Christmas and now I shall have to buy more for adult friends. It's a delight from start to finish. Beautiful, wise words from an impeccable source - Teddy Bears! Simply beatiful.

 

A delightful book with beautiful photos of some very special creations and lovely words to go with them. I would recommend to all, this would make a great gift especially to all the bear lovers out there!

 

This is a lovely heart-warming book full of wonderful pictures and sentiments. The perfect gift for cheering up a friend who may be going through a rough patch or just to put a smile on their face.

 

This is just lovely. So heartwarming. The quotes are inspiring and the photographs are beautiful. Definitely a must buy for all bear lovers!

 

CHARMING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND THOUGHTFUL.
DELIGHTFUL PICTURES AND HEART-WARMING WORDS.
THANK YOU BOTH!
XX

 

I loved the teddy bears so individual and wise.
I loved the quotes.
I would recommend this book to adults and children.

 

Love the book and all the little darlings from little scruffs.

 

Everyone loves a teddy bear and every home should have this delightful book. I love it!!

 

A delightful book with beautiful photos of some very special creations and lovely words to go with them. I would recommend to all, this would make a great gift especially to all the bear lovers out there!

 

A beautiful gift for the young and the young at heart

 

A beautiful, gentle book of happiness.
Great for warming the heart in you.
It warmed the heart in me.
Very wise.

 

Speedy delivery - excellent book

 

 

A Book full of Little Scruffs has been written by professional photographer and writer  Norman Silver called The Way of the Bear.

It is available through Amazon in Book and Kindle form.

 

WayoftheBear front cover

I think it would make a lovely gift for any age. Here are some of the reviews

 

washingline

 

I absolutely LOVE this book! From the utterly adorable and exquisite tiny hand-made bears, with their little faces peering out at you, and their bewitching outfits and settings, to the gentle, inspiring and comforting humour and wisdom. A brilliant concept, excellently photographed and put together. It is uplifting and enchanting; a reference book for life, a treasury of bear enlightenment!

 

If a person did naught in her or his life but embrace and personify the words and photographs of The Way of the Bear, that person would live a simple, wholesome, and happy life indeed! This wonderful book, in it's own small, quiet way, makes the world a kinder, happier place to live. The wit and wisdom are simple and profound, and the stars of the book- the artistic Teddy Bear creations of Jean Grogan- will capture your heart, and make you yearn to live the life of a Teddy Bear. The wonderful truth is that we all, Teddy Bear and human alike, can follow the path that is The Way of the Bear!

 

I bought this book for my Beautiful Fiancé, Sarah, for Christmas. She has been hinting about this for a while now, since it was mentioned to her in an email from the Teddy Bear maker, Jean Grogan (who is a nice, genuine bear maker/designer) and is who actually made the Bears for this book (although, it does reference this inside the book). The words are inspiring, the photos are funny and also thought-provoking and Sarah just absolutely loves it, as she also collects her bears!

A must for people who love to read and want a pick-me-up with the lovely words. Highly recommended for what is actually an extremely reasonable price. Wisdom indeed.

 

This book is lovely, really charming. The bears are really cute and the photos are quirky. The text is a gentle set of 'rules' that teddy bears live by, but they are sweet, uplifting and often funny rather than sickening!
If you like Pooh bear's philosophy on life you will love this book, or as another reviewer said, it would be a perfect gift for a friend going through a low patch.

 

This is such a lovely book! I bought a copy for my granddaughter for Christmas and now I shall have to buy more for adult friends. It's a delight from start to finish. Beautiful, wise words from an impeccable source - Teddy Bears! Simply beatiful.

 

A delightful book with beautiful photos of some very special creations and lovely words to go with them. I would recommend to all, this would make a great gift especially to all the bear lovers out there!

 

This is a lovely heart-warming book full of wonderful pictures and sentiments. The perfect gift for cheering up a friend who may be going through a rough patch or just to put a smile on their face.

 

This is just lovely. So heartwarming. The quotes are inspiring and the photographs are beautiful. Definitely a must buy for all bear lovers!

 

CHARMING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND THOUGHTFUL.
DELIGHTFUL PICTURES AND HEART-WARMING WORDS.
THANK YOU BOTH!
XX

 

I loved the teddy bears so individual and wise.
I loved the quotes.
I would recommend this book to adults and children.

 

Love the book and all the little darlings from little scruffs.

 

Everyone loves a teddy bear and every home should have this delightful book. I love it!!

 

A delightful book with beautiful photos of some very special creations and lovely words to go with them. I would recommend to all, this would make a great gift especially to all the bear lovers out there!

 

A beautiful gift for the young and the young at heart

 

A beautiful, gentle book of happiness.
Great for warming the heart in you.
It warmed the heart in me.
Very wise.

 

Speedy delivery - excellant book

 

Beginners bear making courses.

I have run bear making courses in the past teaching people how to make their own miniature bear.

I have no more courses planned for the near future but please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where I can let you know of other courses with another teacher

Below are a few photos from my courses:

Paula and Amy were a joy to have on the course

Paula and Amy with their finished bears

Almost finished!!

Hard at work on a bear making course

Their bears

Paula and Amy's finished bears

 

What a way to spend a bank holiday!! This is Jen & Joyce with their bears. We had such a nice time.

Jen and Joyce

These are their bears waiting to go home:

Jen and Joyce's bears

 

I have just spent a lovely bear making weekend with Sandra & Catherine. We had such a laugh, they were so nice.

Sandra and Catherine and their bears

They made 2 sweet little bears that blend in so well with Sandra's old bear and my 2 threadbear bears

New joining old bears

 

This is Winifred my oldest pupil at almost 78 years old. She was a delightful lady and we had a really nice 2 days. She came away with a lovely little bear and raring to go to make her next one!!

Winnie making her bear

winnie's finished bear

 

Karen an experienced bear maker produced this gorgeous elephant on her visit

Karen's elephant

Little Scruffs - Handmade Miniature Mohair Bears
By Jean Grogan