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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

 

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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

 

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 Old Bears Brigade is no longer available and I don't have any old bears for sale at the moment

These 3 Little Scruffs belonging to a customer  love cuddling up to this very old and large Steiff bear

Steiff bear with Scruffs

 

 

My old bears

I love these 2 threadbare bears

threadbear teds

2 little old ones I had for christmas. the poor one on the left has no ears

OLD BEARS LITTLE NEC

Isn't she adorable?

OLD BEAR NEC

Not worth a bean but something drew me to this bear with the plastic nose!

plastic nose ted

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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

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3 wise bears fav 3On this page you can read all the terms and conditions here at Little Scruffs. If you need any further information please feel free to contact me.

If you would like to reserve a bear for up to 5 weeks you can do so by putting a £10  deposit. (non returnable).

 

How to Order

  1. You can select which category of animal you wish to view by selecting from the available options on the left hand menu under "Shop Online"
  2. Select which item you would like to view by clicking on it.
  3. The website shows you stock availability so add your required item by clicking on the "Buy Now" button. Please note that some bears may be reserved already - these will all be marked in the item description, please do not buy these without contacting me first.  
  4. The "Buy Now" button will take you straight to Paypal

Payment Options

We offer two forms of payment options on our website. 

  1. Paypal (Credit/Debit Cards) - You do not need to have a Paypal account to use this payment method. Paypal is by far the largest and the safest online payment provider and you can be assured that I will never see any credit card details.
  2. Cheque (UK Banks only) - If you are in the United Kingdom you have the option to pay using a cheque.

Shipping Details.

Here at Little Scruffs we supply our bears all over the world using these shipping methods.

  1. Royal Mail Special Delivery (United Kingdom only) which costs £7.25 - This is fully trackable and insured and will arrive with you the following working day before 1pm after the day of shipping. You will be required to sign for your delivery and if you are not available the postman will leave a card with further options for collection/redelivery.
  2. If you would prefer to just have it sent by Small Parcel "signed for"  at a cost of £3.95 for 2nd class or £4.45 for 1st class please email me first. Please be aware that the item will only be insured up to £50 and may not arrive next day.
  3. International Tracked. I charge £7.25 for this service which I DISCOUNT because of the high postage cost to outside the UK- This option is tracked all the way with online confirmation. Available to 43 destinations. Compensation up to £50 included (Extra compensation  available up to £250 for an extra £2.50) 

Returns

If you are not happy with your bear, email me on receipt and return it within 7 days and I will refund the price less postage. I like all of my customers to be happy with their orders.

Custom Order

I do make custom bears and dogs but please be aware that they do take a lot more time so prices start from £85. If you require this service please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements further.

Important

Please note that all my bears and animals are collectables and contain small parts. They are therefore not suitable for children under 14 years old

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Little Scruffs - Handmade Miniature Mohair Bears
By Jean Grogan