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