In beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Carolyn Robbins makes her home with her husband and three cats.
"I feel very fortunate to be able to work in my home studio, doing something I love."
Coming from a very creative and artistically gifted family, Carolyn has been involved in sewing and crafts from a young age. "I feel my journey into bear making began as a progression in the line of handiwork
I have done since my childhood."
Continuing with that passion, she worked as a wardrobe artist and stylist for many years before bear making entered her world."I believe that experience taught me many things that I use today to design and create my tiny creations."
Her first bears were 12" tall, made from a purchased pattern and created of acrylic fur from the fabric store. "Working with acrylic fur it seemed to fly everywhere. I could not stand it and I decided to try mohair; I never looked back!"
Add to that her love of all things small, Carolyn began creating miniature mohair teddy bears in 1995 and established her original business,
The Patchwork Ark.
The Patchwork Ark included miniature bears, as well as home decorating items. She would later add dolls to the product line.
After enjoying the artistry she saw in pieces by other teddy bear artists, Carolyn decided to split her company into several distinct branches and Warm Heart Bears was founded.