My name is Adele.  I started making teddy bears and miniatures in the early 1980’s – my gosh, that long ago!  In 1993 my husband and I opened a shop in Montrose, in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.  The Serendipity Collection was created. What an incredible experience it was.  We had so many valued customers, many became close friends. 

Anyone who visited our shop will know of my collection “of everything”.  We had this most wonderful large vintage cabinet that perfect to show off anything bear and toy related.  We are now retired and I really have to downsize and hence the start of my blog.

It will cover my collection, hints on bear making, I will try and answer questions for you to help with your bear making and, if I can, identify older bears for you. 

I have started cardmaking, sketching, patchwork and sewing in my retirement.  My husband, Bruce, is enjoying photography especially when we travel.  So I will more than likely share some of my “dabblings” with you and the odd travel photo.

I hope you enjoy and revisit my blog on a regular basis.

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