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My Apple Tree's by Cindy L. Malchoff


My name is Cindy Malchoff. I live in Plattsburgh, New York with my husband Mark, daughters Laura (15) and Erin (10).

As a child, my father had a saying which is repeated in the name of this company. The phrase " Apples don't fall far from the tree" has become prophesy. My parents have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Ernest Kiemle, my father, is a woodworking artist and my mother, Barbara designed the original member of our animal family, Ernie the Bear. The rest of the den are my own design.

Vowing never to be artistic, I attended college and studied accounting ( I considered this black and white, not at all creative, some may think otherwise). Following graduation I worked in many different areas of accounting, found my husband Mark and settled down to have a family. Everything was on track! When our first daughter entered school the PTO hosted a craft show and low and behold I made a few things to help out! Hah! Well it happened, I fell in love with creating different pieces. Over the next few years I started making childrens "toys" and designed a few teddy bears. In 1995 I was given the opportuntiy to make a couple of bears for someone using an old fur coat (belonging to her mother) and FELL IN LOVE with the whole concept. I can create a bear that will remind you everytime you look at this bear of your family member or friend, and it will become a part of your lives. For the coats that I purchase, I can make bears available to you....I consider this a process of giving the coats life, to be enjoyed and loved by their adoptive homes! Through friends and other artists I have taken to working with mohair too. So please wander around the site and enjoy the bears. Drop me a line, I love hearing from all of you!

My daughters have displayed interests in crafts in their own way and are now experimenting with their own designs. Laura has a way with sketching.....who knows, you may see some of them for sale very soon! I am especially proud of her whale sketches. First mural will be done on her bedroom walls this year!

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