Thursday, December 16, 2010


What a great way to finish up our year with a bear
& a Christmas Party.
Check out our
website/competitions for more photos
A BIG thank you for all the people support us through the year.
Tomorrow, Geoff & I are going Overseas to Germany to visit the Schulte factory, Toronto,Maine & Vancouver.
We wish you all a Happy Christmas & lots of bear making in 2011

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Susan has been working hard over the last six weeks, doing beginners workshops
Each lady has been amazed at their bears that have sewn.
Well done Susan & ladies
If you would also like to do a beginners class or finish some of those projects that are on your to do list, just ring the shop 02 9680 3777 and make a date.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Susan is now doing classes on every second Friday.

Come and join in the fun, but please ring first.

There are also places available on her Monday evening classes as well

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Just a picture of some of the ladies that did Linda's class. Unfortunately no photos were taken of the weekday class.
Photos of the finished bears will come soon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Just thought you might like to see the 'hug" that I have made to go to Mittagong on Sunday.

Lil-Hoot, Fatso, and Q-tee will be ready in pattern & kit

Hope to see you all at Mittagong RSL Club
10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 21st November

More information please ring 02 9680 3777

Friday, November 12, 2010


Just received two of the latest patterns from Karen.
Aren't they just delightful?
Daisy the lamb & Daphne the rabbit.
They are available in both pattern & kit form.
See our website for more information

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Sandra from SA wanted to make a special bear for her grand daughter. Never made a bear before, she went to a beginners class with Kay Schultz in South Australia and this is how Nutmeg turned out

Isn't she just beautiful.

Sandra is hooked now and in the process of making two bears

Lyn From Victoria also sent in a picture of Lottie that she made.
We have such clever people in bear land
Don't forget to email your photos to & we will put them on our blogspot

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


After her starring role on Sydney Weekender, we have had so many enquires, Lyn Parker has decided to do another weekend workshop in February.
If you are interested in making Booby Lady or Toby from Bearleigh Bears also pictured please ring us at the shop on
02 9680 3777 for more information

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Everybody's hard at work

We had a fantastic time last weekend making Angelina, the mouse. Here is a photo of Annette's and Kathy's Angelina's

Monday, October 4, 2010


Thank you Adelaide people for supporting us.The hospitality of our friends was just marvellous.
We stayed with Annette & Phil at Goolwa. Their place was so relaxing, we could have stayed for days, but our shop was calling us...
The trip to Adelaide was just beautiful, the landscape was awash with yellow, purple, pink & white colors
Fortunately we were too early for the locusts, but our van was covered in insects etc. Poor Geoff, he had a big job getting it clean again

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Karen was so excited when she finished her Jelly Baby, it even went down to the Croydon Doll Show

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GUESS WHAT............

.....Kris's bear & Mike Whitney have in common.
They will both be seen on 16th October on Sydney Weekender at 5.30pm as a prelude for the Teddys Bear Picnic to be held on Sunday 17th Oct.
Last Saturday a TV crew came to our shop and filmed Susan Leigh showing Leah the Presenter (a former Miss Australia no less) how to make a bear. They also spoke to Marjorie, finishing off Lyn Parker's Booby Lady,(can't wait to see what they show), Fred finishing off his black cat. Thanks also to Anna, Annette, Bonnie, Judith, Monica, & Lorraine for joining in the fun.
It was a great experience 3 1/2hrs filming for a three minute segment.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Chris Healey has designed two new patterns for us. Min Min is made in sparse mohair & the puppies use our beautiful Japanese silk.Check out our website to order these patterns or kits

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Fiona from Selwyn Bears, has sent us in this photo of her bear in memory of her son Luke. What a great bear she has created. You can see more of her bears at

Friday, August 20, 2010


Well, what an experience.
It was the biggest show that thay have had. If you walked up one lane then came down the next you would have walked 14kms.
I was in the shopping arcade with about another 100 exhibitors. Tuesday & Wednesday bright sunny days then on Thursday (the last day) it rained, and of course that was also packing up day. Trolley wouldn't work because of mud etc. so after about 30 trips to & from the van, I finally packed up
The scenery around Gunnedah, Scone etc was just beautiful and of course country people are just so friendly. I would certainly recommend a trip out that way. Thank you again for the people that came and chatted

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Look what happened last weekend while I was in Canberra. Four little Georgettes were coming to life with another four happening on Thursday.
A big thank you to everyone for making my time in Tasmania & Canberra so great.
In Tassie, David & Pauline took me to Teddies on the Green, where I caught up with Toni. What a great little shop she has in the middle of the Park. If you are down in Richmond call in & say HI She is more than willing to start up bear classes down there.
In Canberra it was nice to catch up with Deb who unfortunately for us and her little bear group is moving to Nelson Bay. A farewell party was organised for her on the Wednesday night when I arrived. I met up with her ladies and saw the great bears that they were making.
I really enjoy going to shows and catching up with everyone, they certainly appreciate you going to their towns and showing them the latest techniques and goodies
Next week I will be in Gunnedah at Agquip, so please come and visit.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


What a fantastic workshop we have just had.

All our ladies went home with their 'elegant ladies'

Thank you Monica for a great workshop

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


What a great day we had last Saturday.

Many thanks to our great teddybear makers,who came and joined in the fun.
We raised $213 during July for the McGrath Foundation

For the photos & who won our Mystery Dog Competition, please check our website

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Our Monday ladies have taken a great liking to George designed by Tracey from New Zealand, so they decided to get all the Georges together. Monica actually entered him into the Penrith show and was awarded bear of the show!!!!
Got Mondays free, join our great Monday group and have lots of fun making bears

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


A big thankyou to all the people who came and supported us at the Mildura show.. we had a fantastic show. Dale put her bears in the competition and was awarded two blue ribbons. Liz & Leanne from Melbourne also received awards. Bear makers please keep entering the competitions as people love to see your bears & critters

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Look who has just sauntered into our shop. He is just so cute. Check out our website under pattern & kits / Monica Spicer

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Last weekend these ladies finished their Edwina's worshop
Although I was away at Penrith Doll & Bear show, I heard that everyone had a great time. Thanks Lorraine for another great workshop.
On Wednesday, one of our favourite ladies had an operation on her finger, she thought she had just cut it but on further investigations it was found that she had actually cut through to the tendon and had to go to hospital. Poor Dale, she has been told no sewing for 2 months, but I am sure she will still come & give us cheek on a Monday

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Letter from Zac

Thankyou Zac for drawing this picture for me. I'm sorry you couldn't come to the show, but Mum showed me the mouse that she made. It was great. I hope you had a great day at school & the speech went well
Zac often comes to shows & he is so proud of what his Mum does, this is why I love doing shows, to meet everyone, no matter what age they are.

Monday, June 14, 2010


This is what one Mum did with her children while she shopped at the Gold Coast show!!!!Thank you Patti, Graham & Krys for the great show we had, and thank you to everyone for supporting us, we had a fantastic show, It was great to see so many people from Qld, NSW,Tassie, W.A , NZ and of course Dale & Kris who are always there for us
For those who could not make it, put it on your calendar for must do next year, you won't regret it
Hugs to all

Monday, June 7, 2010


Lyn from Victoria has just sent us this picture of Snuffles.

Well done Lyn, thanks for sharing her with us.

If anyone has photos to share don't forget to send them through so we can put them on our blogspot

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


What do you think of our latest mohair? Bears will never look the same now!!!!
Check out our website to order our new mohair

Monday, May 24, 2010


What a great time was had last weekend. So many laughs, it was a wonder that the ladies actually finished their bears.
Thank you sooo much Lyn and I know the ladies can hardly wait for the next one!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


All will be revealed??? tomorrow
when Lyn Parker has finished the workshop

Sunday, May 16, 2010


It was lovely to see Leanne from Melbourne at Merilyn's E.E.N. class on Saturday. Merilyn also showed us her new design which is just beautiful. As you can see she has shoes and socks. The socks are part of her leg. We will have her all kitted up for Gold Coast Convention and by that time she might even have a partner!!!!!
Watch this space........

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Thank you Melbourne people for coming to the Stitches & Craft show and supporting us. You were able to see Monica's new creations. They are so cute. We were able to get more supplies of flowers to decorate the pincushions and also some beautiful velvet ribbon that would look just great on them

Friday, April 23, 2010


Eunice Eiseman from Stanley Bears has just sent me a photo of Old Father Time using our grey and long white mohair.

He is her Special Limited Edition for 2010. If you want more info
email her on