The very first felt character bear that I made was a Bellhop bear. My inspiration was a vintage bellhop bear made in 1923 by the company "Schuco". I was so excited to hold that little bear in my hand and knew that I would make many more.
In commemoration of that first bear, each year on the anniversary of my initial bear making, I create a new bellhop bear in a new size, with a different twist. This year I designed Barnabas in my new Vintage Style Design.
He is made from wool felt and paper clay. He is currently available on ebay. He comes with his little black change purse that he is hoping to fill with tips!