Sunday, 31 August 2008

New tiny one called Lila.

Little Lila is just under 3 inches and made with fluffy soft pink vintage velvet.Her eyes are glass and she is filled with cotton and granulat.She wears a home made broderie anglaise frock.I have aged her and her dress for a vintage look and feel.She is a one and only and costs $170 plus $7 postage.If anyone is interested please e-mail me at

Hugs Diane xx

Friday, 29 August 2008

mini puppy on ebay

Hi ,

I just listed this tiny wee pup on ebay.Its hectic here as I am moving my daughter back to uni .Its amazing how much you can fit in a micra!!!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

august the 28th new pin cushions

I just lsited these wee pin cushions on ebay.I felt like a complete change.

Hugs Diane xx

Friday, 22 August 2008

new size of wee scone

I have been having fun making these new tichies.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

June 29th

My daughter Hayley is home from uni where she studies art history and architecture.She is home for the summer and taken up making elephants.This wee set is our first collaboration and was great fun.

Raphael is 4 inches and Ramos 3.

They are currently listed on ebay.

Hugs Diane xxx

Monday, 23 June 2008

june 23rd

Hello everyone.Busy busy here with two new minis on ebay.

First is bashful the flump then rosebud the bunnikins.

Hugs Diane xxx

june the 23

Good morning from sunny scotland.

I just finished a tichie elephant in geent gold velvet.I will be listing bashful on ebay later.

Here she is all 4 inches of her.

Diane xxx

Sunday, 22 June 2008

21st june

Hi Everyone,

This wee bear puts me in the mood for a cupcake.Sadly there are no shops nearer than ten miles which is sad but helps me keep my bottom a manageable size.

I just listed Fondant on ebay.

Hugs Diane xxxx

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

19th june

Hi ,

I just listed a wee baby bear on ebay.He has his own sweet little dummy.

Hugs Diane xxx

Monday, 16 June 2008

june the 16th

I just finished this wee girl and listed her on ebay.My mum knitted her frock and sadly it will be the last as she cant manage them any more.I will have to practise making them myself.

Hugs Diane xxx

Thursday, 12 June 2008

june the 12th

Hi Everyone.I hope you are all having summer weather at last.

Its sunny here but by no means warm.

I just listed a wee soul called Royal Albert on ebay.I am enjoying making the tichies again.

Hugs Diane xxx

Monday, 9 June 2008

june the 9th

Its finally summer in scotland .People here dont have air conditioning so it gets a bit difficult to work indoors.

I have a few rooms with stone floors which helps.

I just listed a couple of wee souls on ebay .

Here they be

Hugs Diane xxx

Saturday, 31 May 2008

31st may

I am a wee bit early with this 4rth of july bear but his colour seemed just right.He is made with bristly antique fur and vintage silk.I have copied the old american stick bear look .I hope you like him.He is on ebay now.

Diane xxx

Thursday, 29 May 2008

may 29th

Hi Everyone.I just listed this little red and gold girlie on ebay.

Her colours reminded me of a sunrise.Over here we say "red sky in the morning shepherds warning" red sky at night ,shepherds delight"

Saturday, 17 May 2008

may 17th

I just finished the biggest bear I have made for a while.

He is listed on ebay but its having a blip day and he doesnt show up.???

Hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

may 14th pandamonium

Aernt pandas hard to name???I have run out of clever names and resorted to silly fripperie.

Swee-ti (not sweaty by the way)is a fluffy wee number and on ebay tonight.

I have missed all the best tennis shots making her today.Tennis is not a good thing to try and watch while sewing,my head has been up and down like a nodder.

Nadal ,Moya and Monaco won so it was a good day.

Hugs Diane xxx

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

may the 12 a new flump

I just finished this rather exotic elephant.I have called her sultana as she is distinctly indian looking.She is on ebay now.

I am trying not to look outside at the sunshine and get on with my panda.

Hugs Diane xxx

Saturday, 10 May 2008

may the 10th

I have worked hard all day today despite the glorious sunny weather.

I just listed a red bear with a very silly name.He is russian looking and red so he is named Stroganoff !!!

Friday, 9 May 2008

may the 9th

Gogle and Bogle were a fun pair to make.I used old fabrics that my friend Elizabeth Leggat gave me.

They are 3.5 and 5.5 inches tall and on ebay at the moment.

Its summer here now and its hard to stay sitting at the worktable.

Monday, 28 April 2008

I have finished old Lizzie at last.She is supposed to represent Queen Elizabeth.

Her mohair is very dense and tough so my poor hands are sore.

She will be on ebay later.

Hope you are all having a good day.

Its pouring here and I am off to run in it!!!

Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

may 26th

Hi everyone.Its finally sunny here in Scotland.I just cut my grass and felled a tree and now I am back at my work table.I am attempting to make Queen Elizabeth complete with red hair and ruffle.

I have a ballet bear listed on ebay just now.Its fun making character bears.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Friday the 18th

Its a damp soggy day in scotland.I just finished a wee girl called Ruth.She has turned out small with chunky thighs just like her mum.

She is six inches high and made with vintage mohair in a lovely honey shade.She wears a wee frock made with vintage flannel and lace.I have traditionally filled her with woodwool,cotton and some granulat so she can stand unaided.Her adoption fee will be $180.I will be listing her on ebay unless anyone takes a fancy to her before then.

Diane xxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

wed 16th april

I have finished my dolly and bear at last.I am a bit scared of Jane but she is growing on me.I have used all antique and vintage fabrics including the filling and thread on this pair.The mohair is 100 years old and looks fab.

I will be listing them on ebay later.

I have named them Cassandra and Jane after the Austin sisters.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

april the 12th

In memory of my late brother who was a wonderful artist I am having an arty day.I want to design my first dolly and will post any worthwhile designs.

Its pouring here in scotland and the scottish word Dreach is very apt.

The beautiful blue tiger was one of his works .He sadly died this day 16 years ago and I miss him as much as ever.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Wee Scone Bears


My name is Diane Kennedy and I have been making collector teddies for 13 years now.I live in a tiny wee village in Scotland and share my home with my daughter (when homefrom uni) four lovely dogs a not so lovely cat and forty fish.

I make as many of my bears from vintage fabrics as I can and they are all oneof a kind.The bears are well travelled and I have them in 14 different countries now.Sadly I dont get to visit.

I would like to share my bear making days with any of you interested and post pictures of my inspirations as well as the bear making proccess and of course the end results.

I am going to attempt my first doll this weekend.I have ahd a lifelong fear of the wee scooters so this is quite an ambition.I always had furry babies in my pram as a child and feel so lucky to get to make and sell them for a living.

The bear on the right was made with 100 year old mohair which was a trial to sew but I like the end result.

I will sign off for today before I make any spelling mistakes.See you soon.