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Hanna Bruce Bears & Teddy Hospital® 

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About Heart and Soul Bears and how it originated.


My company is named after my 3rd generation Great Grandmother Hannah Bruce from Scotland. I have had my hospital and have been creating my own line of teddy bears since 1997.  I started repairing and restoring bears and stuffed animals and have been a dedicated teddy doctor.  I specialize in dog mauling’s, major restorations and refurrings.  

I have worked with all mohair and plush bears ranging from age 1 to over 100 years old.  I have had the honor of working with Steiff, Zoty, Merrythought, Hermann, Gund, Ideal, and many more that have been 60+ years old, just to name a few.  I also specialized in reconstruction for bears or stuffed animals that have been "loved" by a new puppy or older dog.  I clean, restitch, reconstruct, restore, and repaire all bears and all types of stuffed animals from bunnies to pelicans!  I think my Great Grandmother Hannah Bruce would be proud of my dedicating my life in order to help bring smiles to faces of children and adults young and old!  

I started making artistic "memory bears" for clients in 1997 through my business Hanna Bruce Bears & Teddy Hospital®.  I retired in 2017 and as of January 2019 I came out of retirement from the teddy hospital part of my business as a lot of my past clients were contacting me for repairs.  

Due to long term effects of having contracted Covid19 I am now retiring permanently at the end of 2020 after 23 years in business.  I am going to miss all my special clients over the years.  I wish you all the best.

My Heart and Soul Memory Bears are made out of clothing or special fabric from their loved one that has passed away.  This can be anything from a military, police, fireman, sheriff's uniform with utilizing the badges or stripes and name tags, etc., an old sweatshirt, shirt, coat, blazer or any piece of clothing that you would like.  I have also made these out of wedding dresses with the lace and beading.

These bears are becoming popular on the internet.  The difference with my Heart and Soul Bears is that I created them over 23 years ago.  I want you to help you hold onto memories.  They are very detailed and I pay attention to the details of the patterns of fabric as well as use all the buttons and accessories from the clothing to make accents.  I also take special attention for the fact that this is a piece of clothing from your loved one that you lost.  I have made numerous bears and have excellent references if you would like one.  I really enjoy making these bears and they tough the heart and soul of every customer I send the finished bear to.

Check out my page you can find photos of some of the bears I have created over the years.

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