Artist teddy bear dragon, the baby Ouchies.
Where Did the Ouchies Come From?
Carol Casey of CAZ bears designed the first sweet dragon-bear-bird-like creatures called Ouch in 2006. Originally, it was a workshop in our studio here in Irene, Pretoria. At some point, Megan started putting together two smaller Ouchies. You know her, smaller is always better and she can’t resist making a mini but unfortunately, she sometimes puts a project down for a few minutes, and years pass. She was delighted recently to discover these two again and added a last few finishing touches to make them ready to go to their forever homes. The Ouchies are both mischievous and cute. The hope that you will adopt them really soon.
The Ouchies are made of hand-dyed mini bear fabric. In addition, they have black glass eyes with polymer clay eyelids. The legs and neck are also jointed with fiber discs so that they are movable. The wings are wired and can be gently adjusted as well. Each Ouchie wears a leather collar with metal buckle and bell. Their features are highlighted with ink blended into the fabric.
An Ouchie is 12cm (nearly 5 inches) tall, and measures 14cm from nose to tail.
Materials and Care
Mini bear velvet, glass eyes, fiber discs, wire, leather small metal parts. Do not immerse your artist teddy bear dragon in water. You can genltly dust your Ouchie with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.
This is a Genuine Handmade Artist Teddy Bear
Megan Wallace made only two Ouchies, one green and one blue. You can visit her profile @creativemeZA on Instagram to see more of her creations. Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing how the Ouchies were made, you can also visit this post on Megan’s blog where she shared lots of additional photos.
Our hand made artist bears and animals are intended for display by adult collectors. Although we take every care to make sure that our creations are strong and durable, they are fragile by nature. Older children can handle artist teddy bear dragons under supervision but small parts are a choking hazard for young children and babies. As a result, we recommend that you keep your teddies out of reach of children.
Are you a toy collector? Please visit our Adopt page to see more hand made dolls and teddy bears.