Monday, 10 December 2012


Hi everyone, welcome to Little Handfuls Mini Bears!

If you haven't visited us before we are so glad you dropped by!  You may have found us through the recently published article in Australian Bear Creations Magazine, or if you haven't seen it yet you can find our copy on my facebook page!

If you haven't visited our facebook page you really should drop by, all the latest bears are posted there, with price and availability.  So you will always know what is up for adoption and can try to get in first when a new bear is posted as sometimes they go super quick!

You can also see me on NZ television if you scroll down this blog a little!  I uploaded my copy of the interview with Hearts In Crafts to youtube so you can see it around the world!

I would love to hear from you too so please feel free to send me a message!

Bear hugs

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Little Handfuls' photostream


Some of the gorgeous work from Little Handfuls over the last 7 years!

Gorgeous Merino/silk fibre from NZ

Just wanted to show you the beautiful photo that was taken by our own Ashfords of New Zealand a while back.  I sent them some bears created in their wonderful Merino/silk fibre, one in each colour, and this is one of the photos they took!


I really liked how the pics turned out!  These little bears are really small, just 5cm tall and they came with little bags to compliment their colours!  Unfortunately they are all sold now but I might think about doing some more soon!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Little Handfuls on screen!

Hi Everyone!
Now all my international friends can finally see my segment on tv from the start of the year!  I hope you will enjoy it, so much has happened since it was filmed but all the info is still relevant! :o)

Bear hugs

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Up for Adoption

Some more little bears looking for homes!
Rigley Bear $50nzd

Barlow Bear $45nzd (now looks dashing in a lime scarf)

Finella Bear $45nzd

Mindy Bear $45nzd

Baseball Billy $65nzd

Petey Bear $75nzd

Tootsie Bear $65nzd

Tom F. Oolery $70nzd
Please email me at if you would like to give a little bear a home! :)

Available bears!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all well and happy!
I've had a few non facebook people asking what bears are available at the moment so here are a few from the fb page that are awaiting new homes!  There are still more so if you do use facebook I suggest you pop by and check out what else is available!
Scraggles the cat!  $55nzd

Clarabel Cow  $55nzd

Harold the Babe Elephant $65nzd

Razzle bear $60nzd

Kayle Bear $50nzd

Ming Panda $60nzd

Finkle Bear  $55nzd

Hazel and ted $60nzd

Monarch flutter bears  $85nzd

Toby and his Ted  $95.nzd
also comes with a bag of blocks, his bed, his mat, hat and eye mask, blankets and pillows.
If you are interested in any of these bears please email me at and I can send you more info and photos!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Still Felting up a Storm

Hi everyone

Gosh it's been a while, I keep forgetting about my poor 'ole blog!  Facebook is keeping me super busy, lots of orders and the bears I make just for fun are flying out as soon as they are shown off!

I hope to put up the video of us which was aired on tv here in NZ in the next few weeks, just trying to crop it down to the essentials as it will be such a big file!

We are heading into our wet and wild spring here in New Zealand, little lambs are appearing and I would so love to have one at our place but better behave and keep to the miltitudes of animals we already have!

I've had a lot of fun buying up fabulous new fibres and gorgeous new trinkets over the last month or so.  We had some great shows to visit and suppliers I discovered too!  I hope you are keeping up to date with the happenings on my facebook page, so much to see there!

Well that's it from me, back to the felting pad!

Bear hugs

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Big Show in Hamilton! Come to Dunkleys this weekend

If you didn't see the write up in this weeks Hamilton Press then this is what you missed! 

Little Handfuls and many other brilliant crafts people are all set to wow you with their awesome handmade creations this weekend. 

We will be at the Claudelands Showgrounds from Fri - Sun  10 - 4 each day!

I hope you will pop down and say hello!  I love to meet people who have found me online or vice versa!

See you there! :o)

Auction for Charity

I got an order recently for a lovely lady in Colorado.  After  I had finished the order and let her know I discovered that she was in the middle of the terrible fires over there!

Jennifer decided that with all the loss around her she couldn't justify buying something special for herself just now, she was giving all she could to help others and I was inspired by that!  So I am offering her little bear up for auction over on my facebook page.

Jennifer has been giving all her money to help those that need it in her area and I want to help her to do that, so all proceeds from the auction go directly to her and I will pay the postage anywhere in the world for this little bear!

Head over to:!/media/set/?set=a.10151887654350693.875064.366699465692&type=1

to place your bid on this little bear!

Monday, 2 July 2012

More Little Happenings!

Hi Everyone!

I hope this finds you happy and enjoying your day!  Here at Little Handfuls we are getting ready for our next show!

This coming weekend we will be at the Hamilton Dunkleys Craft show.  This is from 6 - 8 July and is at the Claudelands showgrounds for anyone who is local!

In preparation for this event I have closed my facebook store due to not having as much stock as I would like for the show.  We also did an interview for the local paper so I look forward to seeing that in the Hamilton Press this Weds.

Since the last show I have been very busy with orders and sales of existing bears.  We also had our segment on Hearts In Crafts air not long after that show, so things have been very busy here!

I decided to wait until this next event before we put our tv segment up on Youtube, but I will let everyone know when it's available for all to see!

New photos will be up soon as I am keeping some of the newbies to myself at the moment!

Take care and if in Hamilton I hope you will come and see us this weekend!


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Little Handfuls on TV!!

Hi Everyone!

Gosh we had a great response to the Hearts In Crafts segment that we were filmed for.  The episode aired on Saturday night here in NZ, and is now available for New Zealanders to see online if you click the link:
See Little Handfuls on TV online in NZ

I was really pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait to share it internationally with all the lovely people who keep asking me when they can see it in their country! :o)

The bears were so excited to see themselves on telly too!

I'll let you all know when it's available in your country but until then please pop over to our facebook page at to see all the new bears waiting for homes!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Tonight's the Night!!

Little Handfuls will be on TVNZ7 tonight!  Perhaps you are visiting us now because you saw the show!  I hope you enjoyed it!!

The bears below are currently all available, you can visit them on my facebook page to see more photos and find out their prices.  If they have sold since I posted them here their albums will be marked as Adopted!

Chelsea is needle felted from a gorgeous blend of fibres, so bright and cheerful!

 Dustin is felted from a gorgeous hand dyed mustard coloured corriedale with rich red accenting!

 Filbert has the most gorgeous face, he's so finely sculpted!

Finkle has such a neat nose!  He's a lovely wee bear!

 Mackeryl is one of my few cats!  I love his little cheeks!

 Ripley is felted from a truly gorgeous hand dyed corriedale with rust, orange and yellow, he has such a special look!

 Meet Skye!  Felted in a fabulous bright turquoise with baby blue accenting.  Love those toes!!

Thistle is the newest Little Handful and what a bright member of the family he is!  I love how he has turned out!

I hope you will drop by the Little Handfuls facebook page  or you might like to visit the website if you haven't already on

If you missed the show tonight, you can always see it ondemand if you are in NZ on

I love hearing from people who enjoy my work, so feel free to drop me a line, comment on my work or if you want to adopt someone just let me know!

Thanks so much for coming by!