Hello! I'm Gina, the founder and owner of Bear & Barbaloot. By day I'm a pediatric nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I am also a wife to the best husband in the world, and the two cutest, most rambunctious little boys around (although I might be a teeny bit biased). In the rest of my "spare time" I lovingly work at making felt florals.
I started Bear & Barbaloot (my nicknames for my boys) as a creative outlet, a way to get in touch with my true self again, and a form of therapy after a long, and dangerous stint with Peripartum Depression & PTSD. It has fed my soul, and brought me back to life. The company started on our living room coffee table, moved to a card table in the middle of our busy household, and somehow blossomed into a beautiful, thriving business. I still can't quite believe that something so wonderful, beautiful and life-giving was born out of the ashes of such a dark time in my life. I am forever grateful for that silver lining.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I adore making it! I would love to hear from you! I LOVE custom work, and get great joy out of seeing the great satisfaction of a happy client.
Thanks for stopping by!