My CaLiCor Boys
CaLiCor Designs was officially launched in June 2017.
The name was created around our dinner table years ago and has been in the background waiting for me to find courage to bring it to life. CaLiCor is derived from my boys names, Liam, Callum and Corey. Of course it should be LiCalCor but that didn’t roll off the tongue so a family decision was made around the same table for it to be CaLiCor. And so it was born.
I have been creative for as long as I can remember. Drawing, painting, quilting , patchwork and woodwork are all passions of mine just to name a few. In 1997 I began my journey of sharing my crafts at local craft markets and it soon expanded to three or four markets a month. I followed this path for about eight years until I was offered a bricks and mortar store at the local shopping centre. In 2005 Studio Crafts by Karen (my first business name) had a home with a key. The hard work and early mornings of markets was finally behind me.
My love of teddy bears could now be pursued and I soon started stocking bears of all shapes and sizes along with my hand made products. I started carrying Charlie Bears in the shop from the day they arrived in Australia in either 2006 or 2007, and with a lot of hard work became one of Australia’s leading stockists for the company. Many other brand soon filled the shop and in 2013 I changed the name of my little store to Teddy Bears on Main which portrayed what the shop was all about. I closed the shop in November 2019 due to end of lease and my dream to pursue my passion for craft once again.
Teddy bear designing and creating was the next logical step and chapter in my life. So in June 2017, with a little push by a dear bear friend, my new journey began.
And I love it!!!
I welcome you to join me on this journey, and have started this web site to share my creations with everyone.
I also have active Facebook and Instagram pages where you can follow me.