Meet the Team

Based in Deep River, Ontario, Bug & Bean is a Canadian luxury bedding and decor line for children.


Founded by Erin Thomson—a military wife, preschool teacher, and mom to two little girls.


Erin bought a sewing machine and taught herself to sew after having her second daughter. Shortly after, she started handcrafting personalized keepsakes for friends and family. Combining her new hobby with her pre-existing love for all things handmade—Bug & Bean was born.


If you're searching for a personalized one of a kind gift for your little one—we are the one-stop-shop to find it.


From handmade bedding, luxe chenille minky blankets, to personalized decor and apparel, give the perfect handcrafted gift they’ll never forget.


To accommodate the growth of Bug & Bean, we have expanded our production line around the globe to serve our clients better. 


We ship worldwide!

Seamstress |

Erin Thomson

As well as working behind the scenes running the show - Erin enjoy sticking to her roots and sewing as well.  Her favourite item to sew?  Muslin Swaddles!  Erin has been sewing since 2016 and created this brand based on her love for the skill. 

 Nicole Labre

Nicole is an avid seamstress and textile expert.  She has been creating handmade clothing for entire families through her business Double O Creations located in Deep River, Ontario since 2019.  A mother of two and full time teacher makes Nicole well versed in children's items and a perfect fit for our brand!  Nicole joined our team early 2021 and specializes in our smooth minky blankets

Sarah Klein 

Girl mom of two and owner of Small Town Seams- Sarah is no stranger to us!  Her ability to maneuver delicate fabrics made her a perfect fit for our products! Sarah is a beautiful person inside and out and her seamstress skills leave us speechless.  Sarah will be helping us with our muslin swaddles!

Shannon French
Military wife, mama to two and owner of Busy Bees Stitching Co- Shannon is the perfect addition to our family!  She is amazingly creative and is going to help us embark on our new 2022 journey!  We look forward to sewing alongside her for many years to come.

Woodworking |

Ronald Searle

Ron has been working alongside us since we opened shop in 2019.  He is a master of precision laser engraving and cutting.   He helps us with all of our wood creations including our beautiful wooden name signs.  We couldn't do what we do without him! 

Erin Arruda

Erin joined our team in 2021 and she has been an integral part of our woodworking team.  She is the owner of Max & Wilder Co. and is an amazingly talented woodworker.  Laser cutting is just one of her many many talents and we are so thankful for her contribution to our team.  She is an expert at our bow holders and is always up for a rush order!


Graphic Artists |
We are always looking to add to our team of Graphic Artists.  If you feel you suit our style please reach out at
We work with designers and artists worldwide including and not limited to the following:
Jenny L Designs
Paula Paraula
Studio Equinox Art
Swiejko For Print
Digital Artsi
Octopus Artis
Lula Bird Creative
Kristy Watercolour
Photographers | 
We work closely with local photographers for product photography and styled shoots.  
Kayla McTimoney Photography
Autumn Liggett Photo
Production Partners | 
We have production partnerships and printing facilities worldwide including but not limited to:
Ontario, Canada
Quebec, Canada
New Brunswick, Canada
New York
North Carolina
Retail Partners | 
We offer awesome wholesale discounts to our retailers.  Are you interested? 
Send us a message at
You can find us in the following retail spaces:
Rivertown Creative - Deep River, Ontario, Canada
Local. - Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Digital Copy Xpress - Deep River, Ontario, Canada
We offer completely personalized bedding including our famous luxe chenille minky blankets, personalized decor and apparel items!  We are now proudly shipping worldwide!
If you're searching for a personalized one of a kind gift or item for your little one - we are your one stop shop!