Ellie Bears have been made in Essex by Ellie Covell since 1993. Most of what Ellie creates are traditional bears but she also loves to make the occasional 'quirky' character, as well as little dogs and meerkats. Ellie is a busy grandmother, and when not making bears, has a part time job and likes to keep fit with ten pin bowling and pilates. Ellie says that, even though she has been making bears for many years, she still has lots of enthusiasm and is always looking to make something new. These are the last of Ellie's bears as she has retired from bear making.