November 10, 2018


I have recently returned from a European trip to visit family and friends. I have had a 14 year hiatus from overseas travel so it was so nice to see everyone again, and quite emotional for me. Here is a taste of what we got up to, now I am back busy sewing once again. 

Nuremberg, Germany

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Porec, Croatia

Porec, Croatia

On a beach in Croatia.

Bavaria, Germany

October 7, 2018

New Bears

I have some more teddy bears and animals coming very soon. 
My Etsy store will re-open the first week of November. 
I will be listing more creations in time for the Holiday Season. 
Here is a sneak peek....

June 28, 2018

It's been a while since I last updated my blog, so long that it is now Winter here in Australia. 
I took one of my dolls and her friends to the Whispering Wall on the Barossa Valley Reservoir not far from where we live. 

The wall was built over 3 years and completed in 1902, 400 workers created the 36 metre tall and 140 metre long wall. It has a quirky feature in that words whispered at one end can be heard easily by other people at the other end.

A shot of the BarossaValley in Winter, vines resting! 

This photo below is of the Herbig Family Tree in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. It is estimated to be around 300 to 500 years old and measures approx 7 metres wide. It is hollow in the middle and still lives today. (I took this photo a few days ago)
In 1858 a young man named Johann Herbig married and he brought his new wife home to live inside this tree, they had two children and continued living in the tree, but, then it became too small so they built a hut to live in instead and left the tree in 1860.  

Here ends today's history lesson :0)
I will have more bears available very soon.

February 2, 2018

Some bigger bears...

I have a couple of new larger bears now available in my etsy store. 
 There are also a number of bears still available on sale.
 Lou the Panda
 Shelby Bear and Friend
Little black and white bear.

January 10, 2018

Happy 2018!!

Happy 2018. 
There are some new items in my Etsy store now. I am also now on instagram. #teddybearsbywoollybuttbears
(link is on the right hand side of your screen)

I also have a lot of sale items at the moment including Christmas themed flat animals which are reduced for sale. (get ready for next Christmas) 

Little Eve a custom Blythe from Woollybuttbears is on sale in my etsy store, she is with friends who are all looking for new homes.

 I'm lonely, will you adopt me?...please? :0)
 A new clothes hanger for my girls growing selection of clothes. My handy husband worked on the wood and coat hangers and I painted and stencilled. 

Out in the garden, my experimenting with stands, skewers, crochet hooks etc to get them all to stand. Soon they will have more adventures...stay tuned, there are big plans afoot for travel. 
(This gorgeous doll faceplate is by Spookykidsworkshop). All bears by Woollybuttbears.

December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas

Woollybuttbears would like to wish everyone a safe and very happy Christmas and 2018. 
Thankyou to all my wonderful customers who have made this year the best yet. 
I am already sewing for next year and have a few new creations brewing in my head. 
I truly appreciate all those who have adopted my little ones this year. 
And to all those that support and inspire me everyday I thankyou sincerely.
Love and hugs to all of you from Di and the Woollybuttbears family. 

New year, new designs coming...