When Alison Grainger-Kay put a teddy bear on her wall after hearing a child complaining about being tired walking, she had no idea what she was letting herself in for.

Now, almost 100 days and different teddy tableaux later, the High Seaton woman is calling time.

“I noticed people putting bears in their windows at the beginning of lockdown. I could not do that because my window is too far off the road so I decided to leave one on my garden wall.”

She started putting out different bears in different positions each day including her “wildlife” collection with a fox and and a hedgehog to mark World Hedgehog Day.

Most of the teddy scenarios have been created from materials at home.

“The only exceptions were some orange felt I bought to make fox cubs, and a Postman Pat and his cat knitted by a neighbour,” she said.

The bears have become a talking point in the village and she has even seen a grown man taking a selfie with the bears.

“I have become Facebook friends with a woman in Arkansas who has asked for some of my patterns for her grandchildren. A friend of mine sends photos to her grandchildren in Australia, so I can say that the bears have gone all over the world.”

But it is the local reaction that has pleased her most.

“I can be out in the garden and hear parents telling their children: ‘Come and see the bears’. That is lovely.”

On Good Friday she put out “hot cross buns” and on Easter Sunday there was an Easter egg hunt, “which I would usually be doing with my grandchildren”.

Next Saturday is day 100 which will mark the last appearance of High Seaton’s teddy family.

“I’ve loved it but if I’d known 100 days ago what would happen, I might never have started!”

But it is not just bears that have kept Alison busy during lockdown.

She is a member of the Put on Your Crafty Pants group which has been making face masks.

She is also a member of the Lorton Street Church.

“We have been knitting hearts and giving them to elderly members of our congregation and to care homes.”