Tuesday, December 20, 2011


May the true spirit of Christmas bring you peace and happiness

Thank you all for your support during 2011 and look forward to 2012


Monday, December 12, 2011


Even our camels wanted to come to our party

This group of bears came first to check out the party

Then a few more came

and now everyone was here.

Haven't our ladies done a great job

I must have the best job in the world, to have such wonderfully talent people that I can call my friends.
Thank you everyone, everywhere for supporting us......we wish you a Happy Christmas and look forward to a great 2012

We will only be closed between Christmas & New Year...so if you are in the area either before Christmas or after the New Year, please call in and see all our new goodies

Monday, December 5, 2011


These bears just can't wait to get finished for our Christmas Party next week.
What a lot of fun our ladies have had, each one doing something on each bear, and now the final embellishments are to be added by their Mummies

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanks Fran for sharing Lionel with us....can't wait to see your chatterbox bear

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


How cute is this.....Vanessa brought this tiny bear in to show us.

Well done!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

One of our clever ladies in the Monday group brought her latest goodies to show us

Thursday, November 10, 2011


What a great time we had doing Linda's workshop
There was even a competition to see far the tongues could poke out...Of course that was all started with Fred, who just adds so much enjoyment to the workshops

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Check the goatee beard on this Spiifex
Just finished two Spinfex's workshops with Susan

Two groups of ladies finished their Spinifex workshops
Susan has now released the pattern & we have kitted it up. If you would like a kit please ring 02 9680 7777 or email teddiesbits@bigpond.com.au. Limited kits available $59.00

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


How cute is this, Ans brought in her caterpiller to show me. With all your bits of left over mohair, can you imagine how long you could make your caterpiller.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

From this pot comes my hand dyed alpaca....now drying to take to Port Noarlunga SA this weekend

Hope to see you there

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


A big thankyou to all who came to the Croydon Doll Show. Had a great time down there

On the way to Croydon, I took a detour to Bright, what a beautiful countryside we have!!! I went to Cindy Cherry's Scrapbooking shop 'Little Shoppe of Memories'. What an oasis in that town, the shop was full of so many goodies, I didn't know where to look. I tried to talk her into coming with me.. almost, almost...she was very tempted, but hubby had been away so she felt she should stay home.
She did have some of her great bears & dogs for sale in the shop.

If ever you do have time to go that way, you won't be dissappointed, Geoff & I will certainly be going down there for a weekend

Sunday, September 4, 2011


We had a great UFO weekend in Canberra doing noses and noses and noses and of course other bear sewing, but lots of fun. Krafty Frog from Kanbam ACT opened their wonderful workshop room to us. What a great shop....if you need threads and other goodies, go & check them out
Hopefully we will be doing it all again November so please ring 02 9680 3777 for more info.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


When Maggie who is in Year 7 asked me if I would teach her to make a bear, I was alittle apprehensive, knowing the concentration span of people at that age. Well wasn't I proved wrong. The bear was made for Maggie's sister 21st present and what a great job she did, all by herself by hand with a little guidance from me. I felt ever so proud of her

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Buttons has been renamed Rosebud, I am sure you can see why

Jesse was chosen as a graduation bear for her son who took him to New York
I am sure he is being well protected against the hurricanes that are hitting N Y at this stage
What a great job you have done with both your bears and thanks Shelley for sharing them with us

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Jan, one of our great Monday ladies, downsized Geranium, Karen Alderson's giraffe and made it in our Japanese silk. Now all the ladies want to do one.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Our friendship bears have come to life. What a group of great ladies we have on Mondays.
Everyone enjoyed it so much that we have decided to do another one for Christmas. This time the bear will be the same one but can be resized & use what ever colours you want

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Jacqui has just sent us a photo of the bears she has just finished. Great work. She is now going to do Noddy, can't wait for more photos

Sunday, July 24, 2011


What a fantastic workshop
we had last weekend

Can't wait to see the trolls from next week

Sunday, July 17, 2011


This little bear just had to pop his head out to see
what was happening

Our ladies this week have to sew the arms & legs.

Can't wait to see the finished bears....about three more weeks to go

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mildura people, what a great show you had last weekend. The bear competition was fantastic
As I have said many times, this show is so uplifting. The locals support us so much, it is a pleasure to trade here

Bear makers you should enter, there were well over 60 entries, from Youngsters to Seniors

It is lovely to catch up with Annette Henderson, Adele (Serendipity), Margo (Tipperary Teddies),Barb McDonald (who is also going to let us sell some of her great patterns) and of course Kerrie & Lesley. It is just like one big family especially when we go out to dinner
Check out our facebook page for more photos

Friday, July 1, 2011


How clever are our ladies. Each entrant was awarded a blue ribbon at the Penrith show last weekend & one of the ladies even got the bear of the show. Congratulations ladies, I am so proud of you.

Our first day of the friendship bear happened last Monday, all cutout bears were delivered in brown paper bags and were then handed out. This week the head & ears need to be sewn.

Next weekend we will be in Mildura at the Lutheran School Hall, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th. This Doll & Bear show is a favourite of mine, all the people really appreciate that you're there and the ladies of the committee make such yummy lunches, and morning & afternoon teas It is worth the trip, just for the food.... hehe

Monday, June 20, 2011


How is this for a Birthday cake. It tasted as good as it looked

We are so blessed to have such a fantastic group of ladies that come on a Monday.

It was three of our ladies birthdays so we decided to have a birthday party

One was 80, another 70 and another 60 odd.

Fortunately age is no barrier for bear making or friendship

We have also put out a challenge to each lady to see who can make the smallest bear/ critter.

We have given everyone to the end of August to see what they can do

Another idea that Dale has suggested, is a frienship bear. Eight ladies have taken up this challenge

On the first day each lady brings their cut out bear in a paper bag with no picture, then they choose another bag & sew up the head, the next week we all do something else. It will take seven weeks to finish the bear with each person having a part of everyone's bear

Can't wait to see how all the bears turn out.

Stay tuned & we will show you the results.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Wow, what a fantastic time we had in Canberra. Thanks to Fran & her Mum for opening their house to us.

Chewy has now been done in Canberra, Melbourne & Sydney. He has been quite a jet setter.

Susan also is doing a workshop in Adelaide in July, so if you are interested in joining her their let us know & we will add you to the list

At the end of the day, this was just the way we felt, "show me the coffee"

Monday, May 23, 2011


What a great time we had last weekend doing Susan's Panda workshop.
Michelle from the USA just happened to be in Sydney that weekend and was able to join us as well. Hopefully next time she comes across it will also coincide with another workshop

Thursday, May 19, 2011


We had 15 ladies last Monday at our Stitch & ...........!!! Some were making Pavlova by
Monica Spicer, or Finn from Raine Bears & others were doing.....not quite sure
but everyone was having a great time. If you have nothing to do on Mondays, come & join in the fun and see how far the rooms will stretch

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


It's finally happened, a wedding with Don Raton & Miss Ratonella!!!!!!

One of our ladies is in a Church craft group & made Don Raton & Miss Ratonella.

When the Minister of the church saw them he said 'let's have a wedding', and so the fun began

Thanks Annette for sharing these with us