Memorial Teddy Bears and More by Ruth

Division of Luvy's Bears

"Creating the Original Memory Bears for Future Generations since 2004"™

"When a loved one becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure"   (Author Unknown)

Featured artist in "Teddy Bear and Friends" magazine 2012, 2014  and  2016 "

Memory Bear made by the talented and artistic Ruth K BlackwellRuth Blackwell: Contact Me
740-506-2669
1004 Yacht Ct. New Bern, NC 28560

"Phantom of the Opera Bear" go to "Luvy's Bears"

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and PayPal accepted here Money Orders accepted here - US Funds Only
Personal Checks and Money Orders are always welcome here to keep cost down!

 Memory Bears come with a special poem tag attached to their ear.

Customer Comments

Jan 13, 2017

I just received my memory bear and it is incredible.  It is so much better than I had expected.  Thank you so much.  I did cry when I opened it.  You are doing an incredible service.
Thank you again
D. Anderson


Dec 22, 2016

OMG, once again you have over exceeded my expectations :)  I can't wait to give the bear to our friend who I know will be over the moon happy too.  I got the envelope as well, but haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet....will let you know next week when I'm off and have time.  

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas and a Happy/Healthy New Years :)  


K. McIntyre

 

 

Christy Melvin on Jun 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars!

They were perfect, I sent the shirts I wanted to use with additional notes. The bears were made exactly how I wanted. The email correspondence was great and she's quick to respond. Thank you so much!! OK, I have to add to this because I can't really put into words how perfect these bears were. The little touches Ruth puts on them, ties everything together and they really were quality. If you want something made from a shirt you provide to her you won't be disappointed.


Traci Thompson Traci Thompson on Jan 22, 2016
5 out of 5 stars !
Brilliant job!!! The bear is perfect. Excellent communication and will be doing more business!!!!! Amazing!!

suejp on May 5, 2015
5 out of 5 stars
Ruth did a fantastic job constructing this adorable bear. She took the time to ask my preferences and returned the bear (and leftover fabric) very quickly. Thank you, Ruth, for your sharing your sewing talents with the world!  

Hello Ruth.

The quilts and bears arrived yesterday. I cannot put into words how I felt holding my quilt against my heart. I cried like a baby. It was wonderful. They are absolutely beautiful, even more than I expected. Thank you so much for making this possible. I can't wait until Christmas to see my brothers' and children's and nephew's faces.

Love,
Leisa

 

Hi Ruth.

My bears arrived this evening. I was so excited opening the box. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. They are beautiful! I cried as I held each one and remembered every piece of clothing they had come from. You did a magnificent job!
I have already given your name and web site to several friends. I can't wait till I can show them the bears. Thank you again for your hard work. I'm looking forward to the quilts. I know they will be just as beautiful!


Sincerely,
Leisa

Hi Ruth,

We just got the bears yesterday. (Turns out a UPS "train derailment" only means they missed the train). Anyway, they look great. I hope you took a picture of them. I will hate to separate them, but they will bring lots of smiles to the intended recipients! The kids love them, want to sleep with them, and take them to school on "Hugs" day!

I'm giving your information to my late husband's mother. She is visiting from Michigan and loves the bears. She leads a support group for parents that have lost adult children and will pass along the info to them. She also thinks the bears are a great idea to hold on to a piece of a loved one.

Thank you for your care and personal service - it is greatly appreciated!

Katie Clement

 

Hi Ruth Blackwell, this is Jennifer. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the bear you made my mother in memory of my grandfather. I LOVE it and will def. recommend your services to everyone I know!

Thanks again!
-Jennifer

 

Thank you from the bottom of my Heart. Words cannot express the Joy that came to eyes along with tears rolling down my face to see the sweater that my Dad wore for Christmas every year. This will be the best gift for my daughter she will be so excited to receive a gift from her Repa.

Thanks again for the time and the much love put into her Repa bear. I will tell everyone of the fine quality that you do.

Many Many Thanks..
Most Sincerely,
Robin Neill

 

Hello Ruth,
 
I received my 2 memory bears yesterday and they turned out to be better than I imagined! Thank you so much, these will definitely be some of the best Christmas presents I have ever given. Also, thank you so much for getting them to me before Christmas; I definitely was not expecting it.
 
I will definitely spread the word about your business.
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Allison Grossi

 

Hi Ruth,
I received the bears on Friday. They are beautiful, I just love them. I gave one to my mother in law today for Mother's day and it made her cry, she loves it. Thank you very much for getting those done before mothers day. I will probably order another one from you in a few months. Thanks again! Amanda W.



Hi Ruth,
 I picked it up yesterday. It is perfect and very beautiful. Thanks so much, I love all the items. Later on I may want another lap quilt from different shirts. I will let you know.
Thanks again for the lovely items. Rodney


I received the Memory Teddy Bear late today. The bear is perfect and beautiful, and I couldn't wait until I gave it to the intended party. Cheryl, the intended party, was so elated that tears of joy poured forth. She loved her dad so much. It made me feel so good that I could give her such a precious gift. Thank you for your wonderful work that others might give the love gifts that you make possible.  
I want you, your family, and friends to have a wonderful Easter, too.Thank you for the informative letter that you sent along with the Memory Bear. But most of all, thank you for making this gift possible.
Sincerely, Becky K.  

Ruth,
The bears arrived today, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the obvious care you took with the job. They are both even better than I ever expected! They kicked off the tears again, but that didn't surprise me. You are a true artist, and I can't say enough about your skill. They make me feel very much as if a part of my wife and her brother will always be with us now. You now have several brand new fans in South Florida and Eastern North Carolina. Thank you, Bob D.
 

Ruth:
I received my bear today and I absolutely love her!!! The timing of receiving her was great because my mom's birthday was 1/10, she would have been 89. Thank you so much for the wonderful work that you do. You have an amazing ministry in making these bears for people. May God Bless you in your work and your health! Love, @>---- Pamela

Ruth,
Thank You! Thank You! The bears you made for me are fantastic and they mean so much to me and my family. Tears have been shed and more will come on Christmas morning – but they will be because of the fond memories spawned by the Memory Bears. Again thank you for getting them to me in time for Christmas. Best wishes, Bill P.

Hello Ruth!!

My name is Dan Lindley and I live in Indianapolis.

I know you make soooo many bears that you will likely not remember me, but that's OK.

I received my bear about a week ago. It's made from my brother's blue & white (horizontal stripes) long sleeve shirt and from the gray material of an Indianapolis Colts sweatshirt. Plus, we added an NC State patch.

Well, anyway, I JUST LOVE IT!!!! Oh my goodness. May our Father in heaven bless you and your work!!!!

I lost my brother to lung cancer. He had never smoked and never had a drink. And I can't blame it on second hand smoke because he was never around it.
David died 2 weeks shy of his 57th birthday. He will have been dead one year September 1st. David lived in NC and was a wonderful, caring, loving individual. I was so blessed to have him as my big brother for 56 years.

Ruth, I don't know you, but I love you!! I opened the box, pulled out the bear and wept for about 30 minutes. A range of emotions and memories came flooding back...good ones!

You did an WONDERFUL job!!

Thank you, Ruth!!

Dan Lindley

Ruth:
 
I cannot begin to adequately articulate how touched my family members were with their memory bears. I surprised them last week at a family gathering, and it was quite a meaningful and emotional event. They especially loved having the quote on the bear, so THANKS for the great idea and for doing that for us.  You did a great job with the sweater as well as with the socks and shoes. :-)
 
Our memory bears will be cherished, lifetime keepsakes. Thank you for using your obvious talent -- and for taking such care and time -- to craft your memory bears for us.
 
With gratitude,
 
Elisa Arnold

I received my bear today and there are no words to describe how I feel and want
to thank you so much. I can see the love that you put into it and it is such a
comfort to be able to hold this bear and think about how much I love and miss my
dad. I will be in touch with you in the next couple of weeks because I will
definitely want another one and I know my friends are going to want one from the
clothing of their parents that they lost. You do a wonderful act of kindness
and again thx. Arlene

Thank you very much for my Bear I love it !!!!! it has been 2 years since i lost my daughter she was only 18 I miss her so very much and know i have a great bear 2 remember her bye.....Thank you with all my heart....Lauren B. Quinn

Hi - My mom loves the quilt!! You did a great job - thank you so much.
You can use a picture of the quilt if you like. Thanks - April

Hi Ruth,
Just wanted to let you know that I received the bears and they are fantastic. Thanks you so much! My family loved them and it brought tears all around. Ironically, the bears showed up a day before the anniversary of my grandmothers passing...truly perfect timing. We all met, I passed out the bears and we gave cheers to her with her favorite drink.
I will pass along your information to anyone who desires a special memory of a loved one. Also, my other grandmother lost her son, my uncle, a few years ago and I have suggested she get a bear made from some of his clothing also. I will let you know in the near future if it's going to happen. I really appreciate the care you took during the whole process and that you sent back the leftover material.

Thanks again!
Sincerely,
Amber Cherie

Thank you Ruth Blackwell,

We just received our Memory Bears and they are beautiful!

The quality and craftsmanship far exceeds our expectation of the product.

This will be a wonderful memory, forever to keep in our hearts of our Dear Mother and Father.

Again, Thank you very much for these creations!


The Ivan and Lillian Brown Family - Marjorie Dick



Hello Ruth,

I received the bears and pillows. They are wonderful!

Thanks,

John

Ruth, I'm so ashamed that it's taken me this long to write and tell you how much I loved the bears you did for my nieces. Words cannot describe how wonderful they were! They looked just like my daddy if daddy had been a teddy bear! I was nervous about showing them to my mom because I thought she may get upset, but they had the opposite reaction. They make both of us smile constantly! It was so hard to part with them and send them to my nieces that I'm probably going to get you to make one for me sometime! Thank you so much for this precious gift,
Gina

Dear Ruth,

I just received my order and I cannot tell you how happy I am. I cannot wait to give this to my aunt. I still have some clothes of my uncle's and I love the bear so much that I may just order one for myself. I lost my dad when I was 13 and that was 40 years ago this year, so my uncle was like a father to me. We just lost him in June of 2008. You are a wonderful person to take your time and make such beautiful items with the clothes of a loved one.

I just cannot show you how happy and excited I am over the bear. I am jumping up and down in my seat from excitement and joy.

Thank you again, and I will probably be dealing with you again. I will definitely recommend your talents to others.

Sincerely,
Anne Marie Tallon order # 655421

Dear Ruth:
 
Thank you for mailing me the memeory bears and the all the material back, it is much appreciated and the bears are absolutely great. I can not tell you how happy we all are with the way each bear has turned out and how much care went into making these bears from such delicate material. Thank you.
 
Many thanks for everything, we will highly recommend you to our freinds and family,
 
Best regards,
Parita

Ruth,

I just wanted to let you know that I recieved my bear. I love it! It brought tears to my eyes when I opened the box. I ordered it as a gift for my Grandma, and I know she will love it too. My Grandpa meant so much to our family, and it is nice to have something to remember him by. My Grandma's Birthday is on the 31st. I will let you know what she thinks of it.

I was wondering if you also make quilts? I still have a bunch of his shirts, and was thinking of having one made. Please let me know when you have a chance.

Thank you so very much!

Sara

Ruth,

I wanted to send you a note, thanking you again for the beautiful quilt. My husband loved it. He was absolutely amazed and surprised. You made a very special gift from our daughter to her father. I appreciate all the hard work and beautiful handiwork. You are truly gifted. I on the other hand can barely sew a button.
From one Ohio lady to another
Thank You again,
 
Marilyn Todd

Hello Ruth,
 
I received my 2 memory bears yesterday and they turned out to be better than I imagined! Thank you so much, these will definitely be some of the best Christmas presents I have ever given. Also, thank you so much for getting them to me before Christmas; I definitely was not expecting it.
 
I will definitely spread the word about your business.
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Allison Grossi

Thank you from the bottom of my Heart. Words cannot express the Joy that came to eyes along with tears rolling down my face to see the sweater that my Dad wore for Christmas every year. This will be the best gift for my daughter she will be so excited to receive a gift from her Repa.

Thanks again for the time and the much love put into her Repa bear. I will tell everyone of the fine quality that you do.

Many Many Thanks..
Most Sincerely,
Robin Neill

Hi Ruth Blackwell, this is Jennifer. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the bear you made my mother in memory of my grandfather. I LOVE it and will def. recommend your services to everyone I know!

Thanks again!
-Jennifer

Hi Ruth,

We just got the bears yesterday. (Turns out a UPS "train derailment" only means they missed the train). Anyway, they look great. I hope you took a picture of them. I will hate to separate them, but they will bring lots of smiles to the intended recipients! The kids love them, want to sleep with them, and take them to school on "Hugs" day!

I'm giving your information to my late husband's mother. She is visiting from Michigan and loves the bears. She leads a support group for parents that have lost adult children and will pass along the info to them. She also thinks the bears are a great idea to hold on to a piece of a loved one.

Thank you for your care and personal service - it is greatly appreciated!

Katie Clement

Hello Ruth.

The quilts and bears arrived yesterday. I cannot put into words how I felt holding my quilt against my heart. I cried like a baby. It was wonderful. They are absolutely beautiful, even more than I expected. Thank you so much for making this possible. I can't wait until Christmas to see my brothers' and children's and nephew's faces.

Love,
Leisa


Hi Ruth. (This was a 2 part order)

My bears arrived this evening. I was so excited opening the box. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. They are beautiful! I cried as I held each one and remembered every piece of clothing they had come from. You did a magnificent job!
I have already given your name and web site to several friends. I can't wait till I can show them the bears. Thank you again for your hard work. I'm looking forward to the quilts. I know they will be just as beautiful!


Sincerely,
Leisa

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