Thursday, November 7, 2013

Teddykind Tour Australia with Katya Bespalova

We are extremely honoured to be hosting the very talented and beautiful Katya Bespalova for her Melbourne leg of the Teddykind Tour.
Katya is teaching her amazing little bears and critters in Tooradin for 5 days this week.  We are so lucky!

Tuesday was elephant day........

Monday was bunny day.......


Wednesday was teddy day......

Thursday and Friday Katya and Kathy (our translator) have the days off and are enjoying some well deserved rest!
But, they will be back in Tooradin on Saturday and Sunday for the Hedgehog and another teddy workshop.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Girls Night In and Woodend Teddy Show

We have had a huge week this week just gone......
Our Girls Night In with Susan Leigh from Bearleigh Bears was a huge success!


It was a very late night for all, but we had so much fun! Most girls made it to midnight with a bit of help from the yummy food and chocolates.

The lovely Josey made this beautiful version of Monica Spicer's Kiki to help raise money for pink ribbon day. We sold almost $500 worth of raffle tickets on the night, well done ladies!

The girls did an amazing job on their little Totos, I love them all!
On Sunday we packed the xtrail to overflowing and headed off to the Woodend Teddy Show. We had a great day catching up with everyone and seeing all of the amazing creations on show.
Thank you to Josey for all of her help once again and for giving up her Sunday to spend the day with me. She is a ray of sunshine xxx

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Woodend Teddy Bear Show this Sunday 27th October!

Look who is coming with us..... just a few of the  things we will be bringing.....



 Some more Willow photos from class with Josey......




Thursday, October 17, 2013

Willow with Josey

Our Tuesday classes of Willow are finished and here are the results.....

I am sure you will agree, they look gorgeous!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Razzle Reindeer

Hello everyone!

I thought you might like to see Josey's new Christmas Project.... Razzle Reindeer's kit comes packed in his own cute little Christmas reindeer tin.

Here is a link to the website if you would like to order your own.....

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Introducing Spoonful...

Out of the 30 or so bears I have designed, Spoonful has got to be my MOST FAVOURITE. Designed exclusively for Mother's Day last year -- she has proven to be so popular, that we have decided to run another workshop!!...

Date: Tuesday 23rd & 30th April -- 10.00am to 4.30pm @ Bear Essence

Come along and you will be guaranteed a day full of fun, laughter and of course stitching -- Josey xo

Bookings essential as class numbers are limited (Tel: 59983535)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hippity Hop Easter Sale

Easter Saturday 30th March 2013
10am - 4.00pm
We hope you can get down to Tooradin to take advantage of the great savings.
If you cant make it to the shop, just give us a call or place your order via the website and we will apply the discount when we receive your order.
Saturday only!
20% off bear making supplies
25% off giftware
30% off Bear Tales vol 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
50% off selected items (instore only)
*discount does not apply to Bear Tales 7 & 8 or Charlie Bears.
*No layby

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hello from Tooradin

Where do I begin.... it has been a very long time since we have posted on our blog. Time seems to be very precious at the moment and squeezing in that half hour to blog has been difficult.

I promise that we will be posting much more this year.

This is "Hoppla" our latest pattern from Eileen Seifert. Josey has made her in the most gorgeous pink viscose and vintaged her with parisian essence and our wonderful new Faber-Castell pastel pencils. We are having a lot of fun playing with these new pencils. We started a class this week and will put photos up here once it is finished....just in time for easter!

Josey has designed a gorgeous new project called "Waffles & Chirp". This project came about after a visit from a rep selling the most gorgeous little tins. Josey was so inspired by these little tins that we ordered plenty and she designed her latest pattern. A sweet little bunny with the cutest little chick. The kit comes packaged in it's tin with all of the bit and pieces needed. (I have even made the little beaks for the chick!)
Anyway, I best get back to the girls who are happily working on their dolls with Susie McMahon. I will definitely get some photos of them finished and post them here.
Much love from Kim & Josey xx