Margarete and Ellie

By Karen Olsen
Size: 4½″ , handmade, one of a kind
Category: Bears

Margarete und Ellie are inspired by an amazing strong willed woman who changed the way the world played. Margarete Steiff was born in Giengen an der Brenz in Germany and despite her illness and being confined to a wheelchair she founded Steiff Manufacturing in 1880. Her first big seller was a small toy elephant. Within 6 years, with the help of family, Margarete had sold 5,000 toy elephants. She went on to create other animals as toys for children and her nephew Richard Steiff designed the worlds first toy bear with moveable joints. The company continues today and I have been fortunate to visit the Steiff Museum in Germany on more than one occasion.
Margarete is hand sewn in a dusky green short pile Steiff Schulte mohair. She has ultra suede paws, black German glass eyes and is fully jointed. She is filled with cotton fill and mineral granulate, is slightly aged with copic markers and has a hand embroidered nose. She is detailed with pale green pearls and a dusky green ribbon. Ellie is hand sewn from mini bear fabric and is filled with cotton fill. She has hand sewn eyes and a tail from hemp string. Ellie is also detailed with a dusky green bow. Margarete sits at 9 1/2 cm and Ellie stands at 5 cm. Both creations are my own pattern and whilst Margarete and Ellie are not meant for small hands, they can be gently handled.

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Review by Lindsey B.
United States, on Jan 20, 2023

Such an adorable little bunny. I was so happy to be able to buy one of Karen's cute creations :]

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It means the world to me as I am an Australian living in Germany so a long way from home and family and making my little creations takes away some of that homesickness. ❤️
Karen Olsen
Review by Sandra V.
United States, on Jan 19, 2023

Thank you
Bear is amazing
Love him❤️

Thank you so much ❤️
Karen Olsen
Review by Kathleen H.
United States, on Apr 5, 2022

So unique. Great detail. He’ll be cherished for many years to come. Thanks for the extras, and the care you put into the packaging. Nice personal touch.

Thank you so much Kathleen. ❤️
Karen Olsen
Review by Jill S.
United States, on Jul 11, 2021

Laila is a very sweet little bear and design. She is very well made and a true classic. I recommend this artist's work.

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jill. 🥰
Karen Olsen
Review by Deborah H.
United States, on Apr 3, 2021

This little bear is an artists dream. I just love the inspiration exhibited here. Can’t wait to see what the seller comes up with next!

Dear Deborah...many thanks for your wonderful review. Many blessings Karen
Karen Olsen

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