by Heather Lyell
Designed and hand made in New Zealand by
one of the world's leading Teddy Bear Artists
"Softies with Attitude"
COVID 19 - Yes, we are open for business!
Please be aware any International orders are taking MUCH longer to be delivered due to the lack of flights. Really sorry!
Also we have swapped to .com with the new website.
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.
Well, 2020 hasn't quite ended up the way any of us expected. With the terrible Covid 19 rampaging around the world, none of us will have been unaffected. We hope you are all safe. Besides making bears, we also run a Bed & Breakfast. The last of our guests sadly left late March and we will be closed for International guests until NZ reopens its borders. Of course that means more opportunity for our fellow Kiwis to make the most of staying with us here in lovely Mt Eden, Auckland.
Please check us out at www.thegrangeauckland.com as we would love to see you!
Our two NZ craft shows have both sadly been cancelled and we have just heard Hugglets in September is now off. Taipei and Beijing in November
have also just been cancelled. All completely understandable but very sad and we hope to be back in 2021.
We then found our old web site needed to be upgraded; who knew web sites had expiry dates like milk. We certainly didn't so Roy has been using New Zealand's lockdown to learn about such things and here are his results. I could say he was pulling his hair our doing this but most of you already know he hasn't got any left. Anyway please take a look and let us know of any issues and all feedback is greatly appreciated, both good and bad. We do want to hear from you! So we are now
We will be continuing to make new bears over the next few months as we have lots of time and the new creations and kits are looking fantastic.
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.
Heather & Roy
Updated June 2020