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by Heather Lyell

Designed and hand made in New Zealand by
one of the world's leading Teddy Bear Artists
"Softies with Attitude"

SENZ Show in Christchurch!

Hi to all you crafters in the South Island. We will be down in Christchurch for the SENZ CREATIVE CRAFTING EXPO in April 14-16. You can see more at


Welcome to our world of bears and other friends. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Roy and I have been making bears in Auckland, New Zealand since 1991 and amazingly still get as much pleasure from it as we did when we started.

The bears have been in 'hibernation' since Covid hit but Heather has been busy making more. We will be updating our new Artist bears soon.

Sadly we haven't been able to exhibit at any of the usual International shows. We hope to be returning to Tokyo July  and Taipei November 2023 with Germany in April 2024. That is our plan anyway!

Besides making bears, we also run a Bed & Breakfast. With no international guests since March 2020 we have been busy hosting fellow Kiwis who have made the most of staying with us here in lovely Mt Eden, Auckland. We have enjoyed seeing their faces when they see the bears on display as few would have known about them before arriving. Many bears have found now loving homes and we it has been wonderful to share them with our guests.

Please check us out at as we would love to see you!

The new website has been popular and it has been great to hear from so many of you. More photos of Heathers latest creations will appear over the next few months.

If you are in Auckland, you are always welcome to pop in to see us in our studio where we have a small showroom. Just give us a call first to make sure we are here and not away travelling with the bears. 

Beary regards,

Heather & Roy

Updated July 2022

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