Joanne Clayton - Teddy Bear & Accessory Artist
Hello, my name is Joanne Clayton and I have been sewing for as long as I can remember.
Its quite possible I was born with a needle in my hand as the skill was inherited from my Mother.
In 1995 I made my first of many mohair teddy bears and then I moved onto making both vinyl and porcelain dolls.
My Mother and I had our own shops that we stocked with our own creations which included display baskets, clothing and accessories; we were also show exhibitors.
In 2002 my dear Mother passed away along with my beloved son and husband. These tragedies, as well as my own failing health meant I could not run the business any more.
However, my love for the reborn community wouldn’t allow me to give up completely so after a break I continued to exhibit at the shows and I have my own page on Facebook.
It is very much a small family business with my daughter in charge of the page, general admin etc, and my wonderful husband is our ‘muscle’ at the shows.
It’s perfect for me as I can no longer lift stock etc and I can continue to do what I love without having to do the admin side of things.
I am happy to take custom orders on clothing and baskets.
My daughter mans the inbox which is great because as a collector herself, she is fab at visualising what the customer wants.
After all these years, I still enjoy what I do and I can’t imagine giving up my sewing needle any time soon.
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Below are the items Joanne is currently offering for sale.
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HANDMADE CHARACTER CLOTHING
We have a large selection of fabrics to choose from and can be made in any three of these styles. Sizes are: 12-14 inches (prem) 16-18 inches (tiny baby) 20-22 inches (newborn) 24 inches (3 months) If the size you need isn’t here please enquire as any size could be made possible.
We have a large selection of fabrics to choose from and can be made in several styles. Sizes are: 12-14 inches (prem) 16-18 inches (tiny baby) 20-22 inches (newborn) 24 inches (3 months) If the size you need isn’t here please enquire as any size could be made possible.
Embroidered soft blankets. We have a large selection of designs and blanket styles which you can choose from. We can also add a name for a small fee. These start at £12
LUXURY DISPLAY CRIB
Please enquire for our selection of massively reduced luxury baskets
Our luxury range of baskets. These are made with the finest quality of lace and have extra frills. They also come with a quilt set