Introduction & FAQs

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For those that don't yet know me, my name is Nikki and I am mama to 3 crazy kiddos, a super hypo puppy and one sweet geriatric doggo. My passion is creating beautiful, high quality dolls, toys and memory bears/memorial items and I am lucky enough to now call that 'my job'. I make each and every item from scratch from my studio in Albany, NZ... but work with customers nationwide and also from Australia, Europe, Asia, the US and across the world. If you are local to Auckland and would like to make an appointment to visit me in my studio to finalise options or deliver clothing items this can also be arranged.

Where does the name 'Lille Bee' come from?
Lille Bee comes from a little song I used to sing to my daughter in the (futile) hope that she would go to sleep! She didn't sleep through the night until she was 3!

What are my favourite things to make?
Some of my favourite and most rewarding work is creating memory/memorial items to celebrate special occasions and incorporating loved ones clothing items as a way of connecting with those who have passed on. I love it when my customers give me a loose brief or direction and I can run with it! My mind never stops creating and imagining and I love a challenge - so if you're after something you don't see listed here or on my facebook or Instagram please ask, I just might be able to make it happen.

What types of bears and toys can become 'Memory Bears'?
Almost all of my designs can be made to incorporate clothing from a loved one and include favourite colours, fabrics and personalised embroidery. Please message me or email to discuss, I often work with grieving families to identify which designs might best suit their family/whanau/friends and situation. I offer designs at all price points and LayBuy and Credit Card payment options to help spread the cost.