Mitts and Moccasins

Meet My Family

It all began years ago when I saw an ad in one of my Mom's genealogy magazines for "Heritage Teddy Bears" made from old fur coats.

I have been sewing since I was 12,  and thought what a great idea.  In August of 1999, I bought a full length Electric Seal Coat for $12.50.  A few months later I designed my "Furbear" pattern and started sewing.  After a couple of alterations to the pattern, I was off to the races.


Now, 14 years later, I have 5 styles of bears, beaver, bunnies, skunks, cats, dogs, raccoon, hats, mittens and much more.  I also recycle old leather coats into mittens, moccasins, handbags, turtles, elephants and much much more. 



My main objective is to turn your old fur coats into a family keepsake.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.  



About Lisa MacDonald Waite - The Artist

Heritage Bear
Jointed Bear
Mini Bunnie

Turn an old Fur into a Family Heirloom