Piccolino, 14.25 inches tall
Piccolino was available for adoption during the online Teddies Worldwide show
March 17-19, 2017. He was adopted by a dear lady and lives in Seattle!

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

Twenty-two 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 and stories 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, storybooks of all kinds, and real live bears, bear design ideas come to me often. 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 lovable as I do.