images on these pages are NOT photos of live animals.
They are photos of Heidi's actual plush stuffed replicas.
Heidi has been an award winning
artist and animal lover since childhood. Her soft sculpture designing
began with a furry little bunny,she stitched by hand, for her daughter's
third birthday,in 1987. The way her daughter's face lit up inspired
Heidi to learn all aspects of sewing and the proper conformation
of many animals.
Bears and dog replicas are
Heidi's specialty. Heidi says "It's a never ending creative
challenge and fun adventure that brings comfort and smiles along
Heidi designs plush prototypes
for many major toy manufacturing companies, and invented the popular
line of small plush animals, refrigerator magnets, named Magneatoes
sold worldwide exclusively by Mary Meyer Toy Corp. of Vermont.
Heidi's Plush Animal
Replicas were recently featured on the NBC Today Show. Her first
Illustrated Children's Book — "The Wish" —
won the DOVE organization's highest rating and has just won the
Mom's Choice Award in 2010.