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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Published June 3rd 2014
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, where art thou my special friend
What is it makes even adults go "ooh, ahh" at the sight of a cuddly Teddy Bear? And even when we choose a special gift for the girl at work who is expecting her first child, somehow that "Teddy" in all different colours becomes a favourite of choice.

As a would-be crafter, I tried my hand at making them, a laborious task, one which I lost all patience and what I threw half-finished in the bin, my girlfriend Karen took back out again to complete. So I have total admiration for anyone who makes these gorgeous creatures, large and small.
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My first attempt at Teddy making - the second didn't end so well!

Recently, driving down Ellena Street in Maryborough, to my delight I saw a speciality shop full of beautiful "Teddy's".

"The Teddy Bear Cottage" is owned by Valerie & Michael Walker who met over their love of Teddy's. They were both working in courier jobs in Central Queensland before they met and Valerie had just started an online business selling Teddy's. Michael a collector of "Teddy Scares", which are bears with swords, hammers or one-eyed, found that Valerie could source more of his unique hobby for him. Their love of Teddy's brought them together.

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Teddy Bears galore

Michael is Maryborough born so it was easy to decide to settle back down in this country town with Valerie and his family and bring such a unique business into the central district. People who have been their customers for years are now able to meet them face to face in their shop.
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Abundant variety of Goose Creek Candles for sale

The shop stocks other stuffed animals and a very comprehensive range of Goose Creek Candles which last up to 70 hours. They are made of food grade paraffin wax and I can vouch for the Patchouli as it has a wonderful aroma.
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Other stuff animals for sale

The Teddy Bear Cottage can ship to domestic and international destinations and each Teddy is packed in cardboard boxes with on-line tracking and signature required on delivery so your parcel does not get lost in transit. Each bear is tagged with a certificate of authenticity. Gift vouchers are available on request and that is exactly what I bought for a friend's daughter who is expecting twins.
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My favourite...umm I think?

Actually, I can't wait until my next visit to Maryborough when I can again return with friends to go "ooh and ahh", trying to decide just which really, is our favourite.
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When: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-1pm
Phone: 0451 835 171
Where: 92 Ellena Street Maryborough Qld 4650
Cost: Free
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