Profile of ChicagoBearCo


It started about ten years ago... I found a book about teddy bear making one long and awful winter, and from that moment I was hooked! 

Some of you may remember me from my old shop, East Bench Bears. I took a hiatus from bear making to pursue my teaching career. Since then a lot has happened! I found true love, got married, and just had our first child!

I have won awards in the past for my bears, and even was featured on HGTV's That's Clever!- an old show about artists and crafters.

I hope you enjoy my work- it is truly my passion!

From my hug to yours,

Anita Spero- Markowski

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