My name is Cynthia Sickler. I’ve been designing and making bears and Friends since 1992. I adore quality materials and love to work with Silks, Wools, Lamp work beads, Even Vintage Material. As a small child my grandmother decided I was a very ” Busy ” child to keep her sanity. I soon was learning to crochet, Knit and needle point. Sewing soon came after and while in High school I Worked and Taught at the local Yarn Shop, Designing and making many custom Sweaters. At this time I also learned Tatting, Ribbon and Brazilian Embroidery, Cross stitch and Bobbin lace to name a few. Well rounded in Fiber Arts I began a College career in Fine Arts. Needless to say Art is in My blood and When a Friend introduced me to Amigurumi I was enthralled. I love anything Asian and many of my findings have been collected in wonderful open air markets through out the world ! A Warm heart felt Hello to all new Collectors and Welcome back to all of you from the years past . Every Bear and Friend is painstakingly Hand Crocheted and Sculpted by myself with uncountable hours poured into them. Personalities are given birth to as Faces are sculpted, Accessories are chosen, Names are found. A true labor of love goes into my guys. Amigurumi seems to be a logical fit for my skills. It is Definitely an obsession !!