Hi, my name is Lisa and I have been making teddies under the name BFTB
since 1998, when I had the possibility of selling them to friends and guests of
the hotel I was working in, thanks to the encouragement of my collegues.
Iíve been working in the hotel business for many years, often abroad, having
experiences in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and England (where Iíve been
fascinating with teddies, thanks to shops, magazines and fairs, where I could
get inspiration for my arts).
My father comes from the Maremma, an area along the Tuscan coast, in Italy,
and my mother from the largest city of Switzerland, Zurich, so Iíve learned to
enjoy life and live with the uses of either a rural area, characterized of
small villages full of history and art, and the interest in languages and
foreign cultures, bequeathed from my mother.
Iíve born in Tuscany and live now here again, by the coast, with my
beautiful family and a lazy grey cat. I quit my work in the Hotels to do
something more artistic, that gives me the opportunity to create with coloured
fondant and fantasy: Iím the Cake Designer of a well known local pastry shop
and I have fun creating good and beautiful cakesÖ
I stopped making teddies for several years as I became motherÖ But now
that children are grown up I decided to have a new startÖ and here I am,
creating teddies again!
Hope you like them!