Exmouth woman launches teddy bear venture with an audio twist

PUBLISHED: 10:37 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 29 March 2018

Lisa Hamer in her new shop, Mrs Snuggles, at the Indoor Market. Ref exe 13 18TI 0141. Picture: Terry Ife

Lisa Hamer in her new shop, Mrs Snuggles, at the Indoor Market. Ref exe 13 18TI 0141. Picture: Terry Ife

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Lisa Hamer, 43, of Brixington, is set to launch her new Mrs Snuggles Workshop at the Exmouth Indoor Market

Lisa Hamer in her new shop, Mrs Snuggles, at the Indoor Market. Ref exe 13 18TI 0127. Picture: Terry IfeLisa Hamer in her new shop, Mrs Snuggles, at the Indoor Market. Ref exe 13 18TI 0127. Picture: Terry Ife

Lisa Hamer, 43, of Duke of Cornwall Close, is set to launch Mrs Snuggles Workshop in the Indoor Market this Friday.

The business will give people the opportunity to create their own stuffed toy with a recorded sound module inside.

The recording could be a personal message from a late love one or the audio from a recent sonogram.

Lisa is also offering people the opportunity to buy one as a baby gender revelation gift for prospective parents and some of the toys will have a dinosaur theme to tie in with Exmouth’s Jurassic Coast.

The former senior manager at Ocean believes the stuffed teddies don’t have to just be for kids either.

“It’s unique and we’re offering something completely different,” she said.

“I’m really excited to get started but also very nervous.”

After leaving her post at Ocean earlier this month, she took a tour of the town to decide what was next for her career as she looks to ‘step out from the crowd’.

“We were driving around Exmouth trying to think what the town needs and I even asked people of Facebook what they wanted to see - that’s when it just came to me.”

After doing some research she came across a company in Paignton which supplies all that she needs to get started.

Lisa is a former Butlins red coat and worked in the entertainment field before taking up her role at Ocean; she also had a spell working at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park some 20 years ago.

She is hoping to be able to host birthday parties in conjunction with a café business at the market as well as teddy bear picnics.

People can also book Lisa for birthday celebrations and there will also be DIY party kits which will allow customers to hold their own events.

Mrs Snuggles will be holding its grand opening on Friday (March 30) at the Indoor Market.

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