Piccolino, 14.25 inches tall
Piccolino will be available for adoption during the online Teddies Worldwide show
March 17-19. Visit him now and vote for your favorite bears!

New Avenue Crew by Debora Hoffmann
 ~~ Artist Teddy Bears for Collectors ~~

Twenty years ago, in the summer of 1996, I created New Avenue Crew with my first teddy bear design. I named my bears New Avenue Crew for my childhood home on New Avenue, and I strive to share the joy of my childhood and my love for art with others through my bears. Growing up surrounded by my mother's antiques, I have a special fondness for the traditional teddy bears from Steiff and Bing from the early 1900s, so I create my bears in the traditional style with a bit of New Avenue Crew whimsy. With inspiration from other art forms, God's magnificent creation, and real live bears, I also have many other bear design ideas in my head, so stay tuned! I truly enjoy turning a flat piece of beautiful mohair or alpaca fabric into a bear with his or her own personality. I hope you find my bears as endearing as I do.

New Avenue Crew will be part of the ONLINE Teddy Bear Extravaganza Show hosted by Teddies Worldwide March 17-19, 2017. Be sure to put it on your calendar!