Each creation of Briar Rose Bears is individually crafted from mohair or faux fur, with everything from the stitching and needle felting which all
begin with drawing her pattern.
Poppy makes a variety of stuffed animals including bunnies, elephants, mice and her personal favorites to make, monsters.
"I like to do everything by hand. It feels more personal that way and I think my customers really enjoy knowing the whole bear making process has been done entirely by me."
In September of 2022, Poppy was accepted into the British Toy Makers Guild, which is one of the longest running and most respected toy and
craft guilds in Britain.
"It is a real honour to be accepted by the guild, to have your work recognized and appreciated which really is a good feeling. It has opened a lot of doors to me and helped me expand as an artist."
A unique part of Poppy's work is her monsters, something she really enjoys creating.
"Designing and making my monsters is a true delight for me. It's a creative endeavor that I haven't encountered frequently among others, which gives it a unique and distinctive quality. However,
I make an effort to produce a diverse range of bear styles too.