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Frances Harper Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Frances Harper is a teddy bear artist from New Hampshire and produces bears under the name Apple of my Eye. She is a former floral designer who started in 1990 after she bought a Vogue pattern to make a teddy bear for a friend. At the urging of her friend, who loved the bear, she started to make more of them. She has made over 500 bears. Her designs resemble antique teddy bears with mohair used for the body and glass for the eyes, with usually very serious looks as facial expressions.

One of Frances Harper’s well known teddy bears is “Christopher”, who is a fully jointed bear made of distressed mohair, hand blown glass eyes, wool felt pads and stuffed with excelsior.

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1 Comment:
  1. Lynnette 27 May, 2013

    I have a Blu bear, he makes bear noises. He is very beautiful. The tag and his butt both say apple of my eye designed and made by Frances Harper. It is very beautiful.

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