Alice's Bear Shop Teddy Bear Cobby

Alice’s Bear Shop Teddy Bears

Exciting things are happening this month. It is the relaunch of the famous storybook characters of Alice’s Bear Shop teddy bears in conjunction with Charlie Bears. More good news is that brand new characters are planned to be released in Springtime 2019. Who is behind the Alice’s Bear Shop Teddy Bear stories?
Bear Essentials Personalised Teddy Bears

Bear Essentials Personalised Teddy Bears

Bear Essentials Personalised Teddy Bears are such a lovely idea to mark special occasions because you want to remember them and cherished them forever. Here at Bear Essentials we are often asked if we can make Teddy Bears with the clothes from a loved one that has passed away. We appreciate that this is a very special request. Whilst we would not attempt to make a soft toy out of fabric from clothes nevertheless we can offer you to make clothes for a Teddy Bear instead.
Traditional Soft Doll Maker Kaethe Kruse

Traditional Soft Doll Maker Kaethe Kruse 

We are always intrigued by inspirational people especially inspirational women. A lot of inspirational women where game changers in their times. Traditional Soft Doll Maker Kaethe Kruse was one of them. Kaethe Kruse (Katharina Simon) was born on the 17th September 1883 in Breslau Germany. Like Margarete Steiff, who brought the first ever Teddy Bear to the market in 1902
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Steiff Teddy Bears Famous Owners 

We’re all used to seeing the rich and famous on covers of the glossy magazines, wearing their designer clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and carrying their designer handbags. The same can be said for Teddy Bears. They can be a wonderful accessory for young and old alike 
Irish Build Your Bear Birthday Party

Irish Build Your Bear Birthday Party

Irish Build Your Bear Birthday Party Would you like to have your very own Irish Build Your Bear Birthday Party at Bear Essentials? My little girl is now looking at her next celebration which will be her birthday. We’ve had the parties at home for many years.  We also had parties at  burger bars,
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Teddy Peters Hospital Letter November 2017

My name is Teddy Peter. I am 34 years old and belong to Stacey, who has probably loved me a little too much! The Family got their first dog the beastly “Bonnie” four years ago, and I have suffered considerably ever since.
Claires Teddy Bear Hospital Letter

Clares Teddy Bear Hospital Letter

Thank you for taking a look at my email. My daughter Anna has never spent a night without “Crumble” since she got him. We appreciate you looking at him and look forward to seeing what you can do. His face is the biggest problem. It is in holes, his nose is unravelling and his stitched mouth came off.
Making Memories

Making Memories

We all have memories. Some people record memories back to their childhood when they were just 2 years of age. Do you remember your grandparents, your first holiday, your first day in school, your first kiss? Do you know that baby’s memories increase after their first year? A baby at three months old can remember pictures or toys shown to them six days previously.
Christmas Ginger Bread House Workshop

Christmas Ginger Bread House Workshop

Delicious, sticky, fun and Christmassy...What shall we say about our traditional Gingerbread House workshop? You know when we were children, December was always a special month in our house. We were doing things with mum and friends in preparation for Christmas like making stars, arranging flowers, baking biscuits, making jam...it always smelt delicious and it gave everybody a happy feeling...
Christmas Workshop Build Your Bear

Christmas Workshop Build Your Bear

Make someone happy this Christmas. This could be you taking part in the workshop or you like to invite your mum, dad or your grandparents to come along. Christmas memories are very special and it is enjoyable to do something together
Heritage Event Build Your Own Irish Wildlife Animal

Heritage Event Build Your Own Irish Wildlife Animal

Come and join Anne Marie Ward from the Cavan County Council Heritage Office in association with Poet Heather Brett and Anke Morgenroth from Bear Essentials for our exciting heritage event. On Saturday the 4th of November from 2-5pm we are learning facts about Irish Wildlife facts and
Famous Teddy Bear Brands

Famous Teddy Bear Brands

Famous Teddy Bear Brands. Why are brands so important to our daily life? We do buy branded products all the time. Not just luxuries products but even our daily bread is branded. Why do we buy a particular product over another one? There are lots of reasons, taste, look, feel or identification with the brand value of a certain product.
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How To Care For Your Teddy Bear

How to care for your teddy bear. We want to keep our teddy bears at their best, but not all of us are quite sure what to do. ”Put them in the washing machine” is always the answer we get from the children here at our Teddy Bear Workshops. But should we? Fine for towels and socks, but DEFINALTLY NOT FOR TEDDYBEARS. !!!!!!!
Let's Get Walking

Let's Get Walking

Anyway... did I stick to my resolutions made under the influence of Christmas over indulgence? Eat healthy, loose a few pounds, exercise more, top three resolutions I'd say. Honestly? It's not that easy!
Build Your Easter Bunny County Cavan

Build Your Easter Bunny County Cavan

We invite you and your family, make sure to bring granny and granddad as well, to our traditional Build Your Easter Bunny workshop. This is such a colourful, happy and creative event that all the family likes to enjoy the experience together.
Wedding Bliss at Bear Essentials

Wedding Bliss at Bear Essentials

Happiest event ever held at Bear Essentials. Joan & David's Wedding Day! We felt very honoured to facilitate the beautiful wedding of Joan and David. Both of them wanted a small family wedding celebrating the day together with
Taste of Cavan

Food, Fun, Activities at Taste of Cavan

We are delighted to announce that "Bear Essentials" will be returning to the "Taste of Cavan" this year on the 12th and 13th August 2016
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Bear Essentials bear featured in TV ad

Long after we had been approached by a researcher for this advertisement, we actually realised that our Bear was in it. Yes we just found out watching the advertisement on TV ourselves.
Cavan School Tour Memories

Cavan School Tour Memories

Louise, Heather and I are waiting at the gates for the school bus to arrive full of excited kids, ready for their school tour experience.
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Newborn Baby Gift

That first cry after 9 months of waiting, your beautiful baby has arrived. A baby boy or a girl, a daughter or a son, it really doesn’t matter as long as your baby is fine.