Sunday, November 24, 2013

Seasons Greetings

Hi everyone,

We have been busy since the show regrouping and getting ready for the last push before Christmas.  Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?  We certainly haven't. 

We love this time of year, getting ready to spend time with the special people in your life, and of course including those that may not be as fortunate.  It will soon be time to get the tree and decorate it.  That is always so much fun.  Do you have a theme for dressing your tree?

I have just been busy sorting out our photos so I could make a new Christmas coverpage for Facebook.  Here is the finished article.  What do you think?

Also we have decided to offer a special Christmas deal to our loyal followers.   
Buy 5 mohair Xmas Teds (the fifth member of the set is Pink) who come with their hat and scarf and a Xmas Sack for $US120 including packaging and postage anywhere in the world.

Looking forward to being back with you soon
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Monday, November 18, 2013

Online Show

Hi everyone,

Its been a busy weekend with the online show and everything.  Several artist bears found new homes and others are still waiting to be adopted.  If you are looking for that something special for someone for Christmas one of these treasures may be just what you are looking for.  Email Tracey at if you want further details and to see full pictures.

Take a look at who was available:

Which one is your favourite?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Treasures Online Show

Hi everyone,

Its been busy at LBC HQ getting ready for the online show and filling orders... exciting really.
This is a quick note to let you know about the Christmas Treasures online show which starts 15 Nov 4pm New York time. 

Tracey has got several artist bears available and there are a couple of very cute little treasures available also.  Pop along between 15 - 17 Nov and have a look.

Keep an eye out next week and be sure to follow us on facebook as we have some special offers coming up.
Hugs Noeline & Tracey

Monday, October 21, 2013

Woodend Show

Hi everyone,

As I told you I have been busy in my studio.  I am off to Woodend Bear Show near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia on Thursday.  I am taking my Bears by Tracey artist collectable bears and also the Teds.

Anyone that buys a Ted at the show will go in the draw to win my special Halloween creation,

I really love him, what do you think?

If you come by that way please be sure to say hi.
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Friday, October 18, 2013

Travel photos

Hi everyone,  we have been busy getting sorted and trying out a few new ideas.  Come back over the weekend and we will show you what has been on the table this week.  The finishing touches are just being completed.

I sorted some of my photos from the trip the other day.  Here is a little collection from my time in England and Paris.

Artist bears, mohair bears
Don't forget to come back and see what has been on the table!
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Newsletter launch

Hello everyone,  its been an exciting week with the launch of our first newsletter.  Not only that but we offered a special pre release offer to the subscribers for those wanting their own Ned the Ted.

Thank you to those who have placed orders. They will be on their way to you very soon.  Here is a sneak peak of the free santa sacks you will receive with your orders.
We intend to have regular special offers and give aways so if you want to know what is going on in Little Bear Company HQ, make sure you have subscribed to our newsletter using the tab on the right hand side bar.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or any special requests.
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Friday, October 4, 2013

Home again

Tracey is home again and resting up after her busy travels. Several bears have been adopted and are now living in new homes.

 We have just listed a bear on BearPile for the first time. Please check and click on Bears by Tracey on the side bar and let us know what you think.

mohair bear, sailor bear

Catch up with you again soon. 
Hugs Noeline & Tracey


Hi everyone,  Its been a bit hectic with all the travelling.  I have met up with my friends and have attended the Paris Bear Show.  Had a great time there and I have lots of photos to share.  I just have to sort myself out.

I then travelled back to New Zealand via Auckland where I met up with Noeline so we could attend the Auckland Doll and Bear Show. 

Check out this great department store we went into in Paris.

Little Bear Company, mohair bear

I will be back again soon with more of my adventures while away.
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Monday, September 16, 2013

Catching up

Hi everyone,  Tracey has been having a wonderful time catching up with friends this week.  She has been to see Wendy and Megan Chamberlain of Essential Bears who let Ned the Ted have a look around their displays. 

Look at this lovely display.  I have to tell you I wish I had a place for some of those lovely items.
Which one is your favourite?

Catch up with you again soon
Hugs Noeline & Tracey 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hugglets Display

Hi everyone, This post is a bit early but I thought you would be wondering how Hugglets went.  Tracey advises she had a great show with several bears being adopted and off to lovely new homes and also catching up with other artists and friends

Its always a lot of work getting ready for a show which I am sure you will appreciate and you want them to all look their best on the day.  Here is what the stand looked like.  There were two parts to the stand, the artist bears and the new release of Ned the Ted bears. 

Don't forget if you want to be in the draw to win a Ned the Ted you need to have subscribed to our Little Bear Company newsletter by 30 September. After that date we will have a lucky draw for one subcriber.  The link to subscribe is on the sidebar.

mohair bear, artist bear, polar bear

It's now all about getting ready for the show in Paris this weekend, so will report back on that trip next week.

Hugs Noeline & Tracey

Monday, September 9, 2013


Tracey attended Hugglets yesterday, a great and famous Bear show held on London. It was a really busy day, several bears were adopted to new homes, and a great opportunity to catch up with other international bear artists.  I will share photos from the show later in the week.

What I do want to share with you is our new release. Ned the Ted's relatives. They were released at Hugglets and are now off to Paris. They will be available to everyone once Tracey gets back to NZ.  I am sure you will agree they are very cute.

Which one is your favourite?
Catch up with you again soon
Noeline & Tracey

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I promised

Hello again,  as promised I will share a few more of the bears that Tracey has taken with her to London.  I am sure you will agree she has done a great job.

These are a few of my favourites.  The first ones I call "My Three Sons".  It took me back to a TV series I used to watch when I was young! Now thats giving away my age isn't it?

miniature knitting, mohair bear, teddy bear

And what about this one... I think its a real cutie!

mohair bear, teddy bear, collectable

It sounds like Ned the Ted has been really busy now that he is in London.  Don't forget to share his adventures with the little people in your life.

Hugs Noeline & Tracey

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sneak Peak

I know I promised a sneak peak at what is heading over to London.  Well here are the first four.  I will add more a little later. 

                                                            Which one is your favourite?

Don't forget to check up on Ned the Ted, to see what he has been up to.

Be back again soon

Monday, September 2, 2013

Its up, up and away

Well, today was a busy day, getting Tracey off to the airport for the start of her overseas adventures.  For the next few weeks I will be keeping you informed of how its all going and what is happening. 

You won't believe it.  Tracey has found a stow away!!    A little companion who is going to share her adventures.  His name is Ned the Ted, and he has managed to hitch a ride with her.  If you want to follow his adventures and keep up to date with what he is up to please click here or on The Adventures of Ned the Ted link on the right hand side of the page.   Please share this with the little people in your life as I am sure they will enjoy the story.

Meet Ned the Ted.  He is all packed ready to go...
Just waiting for Tracey to finish packing her bag!
Come back tomorrow and I will let you have a sneak preview of some of the bears
that are going to be available at Hugglets. 
Hugs Noeline & Tracey

Friday, August 30, 2013

London Calling!!!!

Hi everyone!!!!

I am so excited. Only 3 more sleeps till I head off to London.

Yes! I am off to Hugglets in London and then the following Sunday I will be showing my bears and critters at the Paris Show.

I have been really busy getting everyone busy.  Here are the mice waiting to have there final touches added to them.

Which one do you like the best?????

Come back on Monday, I have a little surprise for you.

Tracey & Noeline

Monday, August 26, 2013

We are dressed and getting ready for our big overseas trip!

Well the elephants have returned!

They are all showing off there hand-knitted outfits made by Noeline.
Wouldn't you agree they look beautiful.

Which color combination do you like best?

Have a great week and be sure to visit on Friday for more photos of Hugglets and Paris show bears.elephants and mice

Tracey & Noeline

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bears, bears and more bears on my table.

Hi all!

The bears are coming along very well. I am sooooo pleased with my progress for the Hugglets and Paris shows. I have really pushed myself to be organized.

Here are a couple of my little darlings.... one nearly finished and one waiting for his little friend to join him.

Have a great weekend!

Tracey & Noeline

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hugglets Bears are increasing in numbers!!!!

Hi all. Its Tuesday!!!!!Happy Tuesday morning!!!

I have had a busy week so far and it only the start of the week. Children unwell with asthma and hayfever plus a  hospital visit last night. All ok now. However we are still shaking a bit with a few aftershocks from Friday's earthquake.  They are predicting that we will have another big one next week!!!! that is a bit scary!

Well back to the bear business.  I have been sewing up a storm of bears for the Hugglets and Paris shows.

The elephants are still making up their minds on their outfits so hopefully will be back for their dress rehearsal on Friday.

Look who arrived after the earthquakes on Friday. Two beautiful polar bears. First there were 2 and before I knew it they had multiplied to 4.

How would you like them accessorised ?

Off to make more see you on Friday

Tracey & Noeline

Friday, August 16, 2013

Distrupted Day - Earthquake City

Well, you never know when things are going to happen you have no control over, so when a big earthquake hit Wellington this afternoon we went into survival mode, checking on each other and all our families.  Fortunately we have not sustained any damage and everybody is okay.

So that put a little blip on our planned post today which will now come out on Monday.  However, exciting news we were featured on one of Set Up Shop colleagues Fabulous Find Friday Blog today. 

You can check it out here at Creatively Yours Bub and Me :

So as you can imagine we are all in a bit of a spin.

Catch you again Monday with an update on how things are in this shakey city and expecting to have some exciting new things to show you.

Tracey & Noeline

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Getting ready for Halloween!!!!!!!!

Hi all! Sorry for the late post.

Here is the Halloween cat that will be accompanying my Halloween bear appearing at the Hugglets Show in London.


I got a bit carried away and made a few!!!!! What do you think?

Elephants will be showing up on Friday. They are off at Noeline's getting their outfits all sorted out for Hugglets.

Catch you on Friday!

Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Friday, August 9, 2013

Body Parts Missing!!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!!!

Well it is the end of the week and it has been a busy one. I hope you are all doing something exciting this weekend.

The boys have parties and winter camp and I will be in my studio all weekend sewing.

These little elephants seem to be taking a long time to finish! 
I am sure all 6 will be ready for a photoshoot on monday
Here they are on my table this morning

Be sure to visit on Monday to see them all finished.

Which colour do you prefer?

Also some exciting news!!!!!!

I have a new product the I will be taking to Hugglets in London. Sneak peek coming up on Monday

Have a great weekend
Tracey & Noeline

Monday, August 5, 2013

Getting ready for Hugglets and Paris

Hi all

Well I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Finally Dave and I were able to go on our honeymoon weekend. I know we were married in January however it was only now that we were able to take our trip.

Will show photos of our trip once I work out how I can get them off my phone.

Well it is going to be a busy week in the studio. Lots of finishing. On my table today I am working on 2 lovely little elephants.

Make sure you come back on Friday and I will show them finished!!!!!

Also in the studio they week. I am working on my Halloween and Christmas collection.
Is there anyone out there who would like a christmas or halloween bear?

Well better get back to the sewing. See you all on Friday
Tracey & Noeline 

Friday, August 2, 2013

What a week!

Hi everyone, its been one of those weeks with lots going on.  It still doesn't stop Tracey from having some great design moments and in due course you will see what she has been working on. 

We have been busy working on our Christmas ideas and I am sure you will be pleased with the results when they start appearing on the table.  Isn't it great when the creative juices have an opportunity to flow?

The other exciting thing to happen this week is that we have been featured as Designer of the Week on Kid Independant. We are very proud of the article they have written about us. Please check it out when you have a chance by hitting the link above.

I have been busy with my knitting with some new combinations being tried out.  Let me know what you think? 

A rose between the lavender?

His and Hers
Noeline and Tracey

Monday, July 29, 2013

Who has been sleeping in my bed?

Behind the scenes at LBC HQ we have been working on accessories for the bears and bunnies. 

We have just released our little kitset bed on Etsy after lots of prototypes.  It is made of MDF board and just slots together.  We also have bedding sets to go with it and more in the pipeline.    

These great little beds are ready for decorating or to use as they are.  They not only fit the bears and bunnies but also BJD dolls up to 6 inches tall, so great for Pukipuki, pukifee and Lati White.

Check out our store and let us know which is your favourite bed cover design?

Friday, July 26, 2013

What!!!! I cannot hear you!!!!!

Hi all. I think you could call me a mouse maker.
Here are a few little mice, unfortunately they cannot hear anything!

Now they can.

Which mohair do you like the best?
Tracey & Noeline

Monday, July 22, 2013

Home again

Hi everyone,  we got home last night after Wellington had another big earthquake.  We were lucky to be on the first plane back into Wellington after the airport had been closed for checking.  Everything was fine only a few broken glasses. 

We had a lovely weekend in Christchurch, great catching up with collectors.  We had some great feedback about our new products so we are busy working on new lines to compliment our range.  Tracey shared her knowledge on bearmaking with several new makers.

Back to reality today, sorting everything out, stocktaking then getting back into the groove.

Two lovely sisters with their favourite snuggle bunnies at the
Christchurch Doll and Bear Show
Catch up with you again Friday.
Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Friday, July 19, 2013

From one shaky place to another

You wouldn't believe it. Wellington had a good earthquake this morning. A 5.7  however Tracey and I didn't feel it as we were too busy talking  driving to the airport!  So we are now safely in Christchurch. Hopefully there will be no other quakes here .

We are all set up for the show and looking forward to our Christchurch visitors.

Here is a picture of something new I have been working on for the snuggle bears and bunnies.
What do you think?  Any suggestions?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Heading to Christchurch

Hi everyone from a very chilly New Zealand.  We are in the depths of winter and over the weekend it rained persistently.  What a perfect excuse to keep tucked up inside beavering away on our creations. 

We are busy getting ready to head off to the National Doll and Bear show in Christchurch this weekend at the Horticultural Centre, 57 Riccarton Road from 10am till 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.  If any of you are in the area or at the show please pop in and say hello.

I have been trying to finish off some of the new garments I have been working on for the bears, mice, elephants and dolls.  I love knitting in miniature and none of these are over 5.5 cm (2.25 inches) in length.  Let me know what you think. 

Hugs Noeline & Tracey

Friday, July 12, 2013

What a day!!!

Hi all
Today was very exciting. I met up with Janine from my set-up shop course. We talked for 4 hours non-stop. Which is not surprising as most people know I love to talk.

I took these bears and a mouse to show her.

On arriving home I found that my studio roof had leaked. I was so lucky that I had a tidy table and did not suffer too much damage.

On my table are the following mice. 2 avocado and 2 cream mice.

Where are my sisters??????

What shall we call this these mice??? Put your suggestions into the comment section below!!!

Have a great weekend

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Product Release !!!!

Hi everyone,

Lots has been going on behind the scenes and I am pleased to say that we have just launched our new bed and bedding range on Etsy especially designed for the Snuggle Bears and Bunnies.  They are also great for any dolls under 6 inches tall like Lati and Pukipuki. 

The bed is a little kitset which just fits together, no glue, nails or tools required.  The first range of bedding is pictured below.  Please let us know what you think.

Hugs Tracey & Noeline

Friday, July 5, 2013

Here are the outfits!!!

Hi all! Sorry for the late post.

Well it has been a busy day today. I have finally booked my flights to London. I am heading off to the  Hugglets Teddy Bear Show, which is being held on the 8th of September.!!!

It is going to be so much fun!

The reason for the lateness in posting was because today I taught Campbell's class how to make friendship bracelets. We had heaps of fun and the lesson was very successful. Getting prepared for this task made me very late in getting a post onto the blog.
Hopefully next week I will have some photos of his class doing their bracelet making.

Anyway, finally I have put together photos of the bears in their outfits at the Brisbane Show "Winter Wonderland'. They were taken quickly before the show started. Hope you enjoy them!

What outfit is your favourite?

I have been using a photo collage site called Lots of fun! Try it out with some of your photos.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, July 1, 2013

What we did in Brisbane after the show!

Hi all! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Thought I would share what we got up to on the monday after the 'Winter Wonderland Show'.
Here are some photos of Noeline, Laraine ( Rainebears) and me, sewing up some beautiful bags in Lisa's beautiful studio.

You can view Lisas bears at

Friday, June 28, 2013

Here are our new sleeping bags!!!!

Here are our new sleeping bags. They will be up for sale next week

Keep checking out our Etsy shop

Have a great weekend.
Tracey & Noeline

Monday, June 24, 2013

What an exciting week!!!!!

Hi all!
Hope you are keeping warm. Today in Lower Hutt it is a chilly 3 degrees however it is going to be a beautiful sunny day. Everything has returned back to normal at LBC HQ. We have returned from Brisbane after a very successful show. It was great to meet my 'Bears By Tracey 'collectors as well as show off and sell our new Snuggle Bears and Bunnies.

This coming weekend the 'Bears By Tracey' bears will be trading in the Teddies Worldwide online show.

Please go to where you will find my preview bear. While you are there you are able to vote.

Here is a photo of my preview bear Her name is Nikki

Hugs and catch you on Wednesday when I will give you a sneak peak as to what is on my table this week

Saturday, June 22, 2013

We have been featured on Create &Thrive

Tracey and I are very excited. We have been working hard on our product and business since taking part in the Create and Thrive Set up Shop Course.

Today we have been featured as a Set up Shop success!!!
Check the article out on the link above.

We would love to hear what you think and if you have any suggestions.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Winter Wonderland Doll and Bear Show, Brisbane

Well we are home again.  What a great weekend catching up with collectors and friends.  The bears were very popular and many went off to their new homes.  Here is a glimpse of our table.

Friday, June 14, 2013

off to Brisbane

Hi all

Just a quick note to say that Noeline and I are off to Brisbane Australia today
We are trading at the Winter Wonderland Doll and bear show this weekend.Will try and put some photos up onto the blog over the weekend if we get a good internet connection

keep checking and commenting

hugs Tracey and Noeline

Monday, June 10, 2013

Getting Ready

Hi all and a special hi to all our new followers.

We have some exciting news to share that Little Bear Company got featured on Kid Independant blog on Saturday right out of the blue. 

Would love it if you have a chance to check it out and leave a comment on their blog or facebook.

This week is going to be a very busy one as we fly to Brisbane Australia on Friday. This weekend we are trading at the 'Winter Wonderland Doll and Bear Show. It is going to be great to catch up with friends. I will take photos and share them at the end of next week when we return.

Anyway the bears are still getting their outfits prepared and it looks like Wednesday will be the dress rehearsal. I will try to post photos later in the week with a special post.

Here are 2 new bears waiting for their noses to be waxed.

From this

To This

If you have any questions about the bear or would love some tips on bear making, please leave a comment

Tracey & Noeline

Friday, June 7, 2013

Chilly friday however the sun is shining

Hi all! 

Firstly I just want to say a big 'Thank-you' to all the lovely comments that Noeline and I have received about our new Etsy shop.  If you still haven't checked it out, click on the link on the right hand side of the blog.

It is winter here in New Zealand and when I woke up it was 3 degrees....very chilly when walking the dog at 6.00am.

However next Friday Noeline, Laraine (Rainebears) and I are heading to Brisbane, Australia for the Winter Wonderland Doll and Bear Show. Lets hope the weather  is a little warmer.

Had a lovely time at the beach house and managed to get 2 avocado colored bears completed. You can see them here in the photo below. They are waiting for there friends to be completed. I will show the completed bears next Monday.

As all the bears are still getting their clothes completed I am unable to show you them. However return on Monday and I am sure I will have photos of them.
Well off to drop Campbell to school
Have a great weekend
Tracey &Noeline

Monday, June 3, 2013

Catch up time....

Happy holiday everyone,

It's Queens Birthday weekend here in New Zealand so I have been taking the opportunity to catch up with family and friends and also find time to get those needles busy.

As Tracey told you its my job to get the outfits ready for the bears.  Its always exciting trying to find the right look for each bear. 

So, I have been busy with my needles and here are a  couple of cardigans and jumpers that I have finished recently.  What do you think?

Keep an eye out as there are some more designs on the drawing board and I will be working on them during the next week or so.

Noeline & Tracey

Friday, May 31, 2013

What an exciting week!

Hi all. Hope you have had a lovely week. I am just about to head off for a walk with my sister Paula. 

Well what a week it has been. I have managed to produce some lovely "Bears By Tracey" bears however I am sorry to tell you that I haven't managed to produce any lying down style bears yet.
Hopefully next week. 
Today is design day and tidy up studio day as well

Searching my studio I found this little bear in bits. As it it a long weekend here in New Zealand, we are heading to our beach house. I aim to finish off this little bear and have it for show next Friday.

Noeline is bringing you all a special post on Monday

During the week I started this lovely golden bear

 This is what the bear looked like on Tuesday

Next week I will show you what I have made out of this fabric

Due to the long weekend I will put up a special post next Wednesday showing the bears all dressed up

Well that is all for now

Have a great weekend
Hugs Tracey and Noeline

Monday, May 27, 2013

What a week! Look what I have finished!

Hi all! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Here at LBC HQ it has been extremely busy. 
Wednesday was an exciting day as Little Bear Company launched its new products the Snuggle Bears and Bunnies. 

Our Etsy store is finally open. Check them out at

Also Tracey was a bit obsessed with her 'Bears By Tracey' artist bears last week. She finished a record number of 7 bears!!!! They are still waiting to be dressed as Noeline has come down with the flu and Tracey is not going anywhere near her!!! So instead of 'What is on my table this week.. it is look 'What I have finished!'

Here are the three sunshine yellow artist bears Tracey started on Tuesday, By Thursday they were all completed and then she decided to make some of her very popular 'no hair' mohair bears and  managed to finish 3

Here they are the 7 bears still waiting to get dressed, shaded and noses waxed.

Have a great week and come back on friday and see what Little Bear Company has been up to
Tracey & Noeline