About Us We thought you may wonder how our name originated. My name is Judy Ann Parker, but from a very young age my Dad called me "Annie". This has stuck, and since he passed away, my husband Noel has continued the tradition. Hence "Bears by Annie" came to be. I started off around 19 years ago making bears just for my own enjoyment, but as those that saw them fell in love with them, I decided it was time to branch out into retail with my own designs. We now exhibit at many Bear and Craft shows around Australia. If you see us, please come and say hello.