The Teddy Bears
( A home for bearaholics everywhere ) was created by
the partners Simon Feay and Hilde Hanko. It all stemmed
from Hilde's love of Teddy Bears and the amount of requests
she had for Teddy Bear information from her first website which
was all about the life and times of Winnie the Pooh.
The Den opened
for business in August of 1998 with the initial Den Shop consisting
of 3 artists and about 20 items, The Den's Mailing List, our
Message Board and our list of Teddy Bear Events around our area.
Since then we have 30 Artists selling patterns, kits, bears,
books, clothing, accessories and more. We have over 400 different
items and have more offerings being updated daily. We have our
Artist Den Area listing contact information for Artists from
around the world. The Teddy Tutor section for all bear makers
to learn new tricks, 3 different mailing lists for tips, updates
and teddy gossip and the list goes on and on.
As a site the Den receives over 1000 visitors daily and has
blossomed into the largest informational site on the Internet
for information on all areas of the Teddy Bear World.
Many people have asked us what it takes to make a successful
website and the only advice I can give is to love your work.
This little den nestled in the furriest corner of the Cyber-World
is our little piece of heaven and as long as you drop by and
visit us we'll be here to help.
Thanks for dropping by and please put your feet up and stay
as long as you want.
Simon & Hilde