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.
We would like to wish all of our customers and friends a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! It was great to have been able to see so many of you at the shows we exhibited at around New Zealand and Germany and Asia. We certainly had a wonderful time - especially the International shows and a BIG thanks to our new customers in Beijing. It was the first Chinese show we had exhibited at and we had a great time. Thank goodness for AliPay and WePay! We are now back to work designing and making new bears for the 2018 shows and are looking forward to the Tokyo show in March.
For 2017 we decided to do something Heather has always wanted to do - Bed & Breakfast! We would be delighted to welcome you to our home to see where the bears are made. Our (almost!) restored1880s villa is our pride and joy in the leafy central suburb of Mt Eden so if you are travelling to Auckland or have family/friends coming here please think of us. See more information on our About Us section. This has been VERY popular, especially since listing on the Booking.com site under Auckland, 'The Grange'.
We have also been very busy designing new bears and friends for Charlie Bears in England. It is wonderful to see so many of our designs in their catalogue and getting such a great response from collectors around the world.
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 December 2017