Thursday, July 19, 2012

Giveaway - a little bear called Maddie

This year marks a special event for Essential Bears.   We made our first teddy bear in 1992 and I can look back at the past twenty years as a time of many ups and downs but also the opportunity of meeting special people both fellow artists and collectors,  as well as the opportunity to travel to exotic places in the world.

In April this year I was thrilled to receive a blog give away of a teddy bear pattern 'Peaches' from Singapore artist Wayne Lim.   The original pattern is for an 8" bear and as I only do miniatures, I  have reduced the pattern and made this little girl called Maddie.

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary of creative bear making, to welcome the new followers to my blog and as a  'pay it forward' for Wayne's sharing his pattern,   Maddie will be a give away.  

To take part in the draw, leave a comment for one entry.   If you become a follower or are already one, you will get a second entry.   For a third chance to win,  please add the picture of Maddie to your blog.

The give away closes on Saturday 4th August.   Please leave your e-mail address and name so that I can contact the winner.

Megan has also made a bear using this pattern, watch her blog for give away details.

Good luck!  Maddie is all excited in anticipation of a surprise journey.


Nataly / Ната said...

Dear Wendy, your work stunning! I wish I started with bearmaking much earlier that I could meet you here in South Africa. but I glad I did it only 4 in raw but love it till bits. hope little Maddie could choose me.

Niky Sayers said...

What a little cutie! Please enter me into your draw
Niky x

Milly Me® Teddy Bears said...

Hello Wendy,

I love your work very much. Your workmanship and from Megan too of course :o) is awesome.
Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.
I would like to join your giveaway and I shall post Maddie's picture on my blog.

Warmest hugs, Thea x (blogfollower)

June said...

I just love darling little Maddie Wendy, so I would love to throw my name in the hat.
hugs from here...

just me... jan said...

Wendy...Sweet Maddie is adorable! Your handwork is simply is your needlework and knitting. I would love to enter your giveaway...such a generous gift to offer up!!!
just me...simply gobsmacked...jan

Claudia said...

Dear Wendy,
what a lovely bear Maddie is!

I would like to find time for bearmaking at the moment .... :O( ...

Have a happy weekend,
love and hugs,

Sandra said...

This is a lovely girl! I really would love her to come to my home.
x, Sandra

Sandra said...

She's a really lovely girl! I would love her to come to my home.

x, Sandra

Majon-Bär said...

What a cute little girl, awesome!!
I`ll put the give-away-pic on my blog, make a link and looking forward to 4th august.
Hugs, Marion

Mäsywi-Bären said...
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Mäsywi-Bären said...

what a really girl, i would love she come in my home-castle. I will put the giveaway-pic on my blog , make a link too and hope she will come to me

love greats from Sylvia by Mäsywi-Bären

heibeni-bären said...

Hello Wendy,
I'm new here and I like your blog soo much!!
Your bears are sooo cute :)
and many congratulations on your 20th anniversary.
I would like to join your giveaway, too and I already post Maddie's picture on my blog.
Maybe you would visit my blog :) ?
my emai is
many bear hugs from germany

Klik said...

Hello, Wendy!
First, I'd like to congratulate you and say that your bears are so wonderful! I'm your follower and always read your posts, but rear comment. I put an image with a link on my left side-bar - for most people may see and come to your blog (

My name is Nataly and I'm from Russia.

Tharina said...

Dear Wendy,

Maddie is just beautiful! I would love the chance to win her in the giveaway.
I am also a follower of you blog.

Елена R. said...

Wendy, hello! We are pleased to become your constant reader. You have wonderful bears! Congratulations on 20 years! And glad to join your giveaway. Posted a picture with a link to your blog . My email

Sincerely, Elena

Bayle said...

I like your mini-bears!!! this one is also very cute!!!
I'm a follower already, and my link will be at the right side in my blog:

Ann X said...

I'm raising my hand as well here to participate in the draw! Maddie, please, choose our home!
Now I will sit with fingers crossed...

masterklass80 said...

какой он!!!!!!!!!!!!сло нет!!!!!!!!!

Wayne said...

She is really a sweet and lovely bear Wendy. I am glad that you like the pattern. Please enter me for this wonderful give-away. I am your follower and has posted your give-away on my blog.

Hugs and happy 20 anniversary!

M.Narbon said...

Nice mini-bear!
please count me on your draw.

Helena_VS said...

She is so very beautiful!!!
I hope this beauty is going to be mine !
I put link with photo of your "Giwe away" on the right side of my blog*)

with love,

Marina said...

Здравствуй Венди.Очень красивые у тебя мишки.С удовольствием становлюсь читателем твоего блога.Ссылочка неа боковой панельке моего блога
электронный адрес

RusaLena said...

I hope my luck. I became a follower of your blog and posted a picture a link on his blog on the right panels. My email address is

Kays Kids said...

I have popped over from Wayne's blog. I love your little bears, and would be pleased to go in the give away.
Kay Schulz

coldkohmew said...

What a cute bear!

marie said...

My goodness - Maddie is a sweet little bear and I would love a chance to win her. Thank you!!

marie said...

I'm a new follower...thank you for a second chance!

marie said...

I added your giveaway and Maddie's photo to my blog sidebar too. Thanks again!

Nikira said...

Adorable bear!
Added photo in my blog
And my e-mail :)

Jennifer said...

Wendy your bears are just beautiful and would love to win little maddie. I hope I am the very luck one.
thank you so much
Jennifer X

Ascension said...

Has hecho un fantastico trabajo con tu regalo de sorteo y eres muy generosa al ofrecerlo ahora como tu regalo.
Me encantaria participar.
Subo el aviso de tu sorteo a mi blog.
besitos ascension

OlenkaFotiou said...

Hi, Wendi! ::-)
How are you?
My congratulations for you and for your cozy blog!
Your bears are so wonderful!
I like them so much!
Can i to play "Give away" ?
Thank you so much! :-)
Bu the way,i put link on left side-bar of my blog :
and i start to read your blog.

lori ventimiglia said...

Oh what a lovely little bear...a dream to have Maddie come live with me.
Sharing on my blog as well.

Val said...

Maddie's a very adorable mini bear! And, I do know a sweet little girl in the same name! Would be lovely to win this cutie pie.

Val said...

I'm now following this blog. It's always fun to find another bear artist and blog. :)

Val said...

Have put a link on the margin of my blog about this giveaway. Hope I'm lucky.



Dear Wendy, thank you so much for such a nice opportunity to get a miraculous teddy-bear :)
I am pleased to
1) take part in the draw
2) become a follower
3) create a link on my right panel
best regards,

Оленька said...

20 years!!!WoW!!!
I want to congratulate you on this anniversary!
Your bears are adorable! Muddie is very beautiful!
Sorry for my English(((

Юлюша said...

I am pleased to1) take part in the draw2) become a follower3) create a link on my right panel

Yulya --

pippinbear said...

Hi Wendy, Maddie is a dear little Bear!! Please enter me in your drawing. I love all my little Bears that you and Megan have sent to me!



Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Hi Wendy,

I would love to give Maddie a home with the rest of my Essential Bear collection :0)
I have added the picture to my blog side bar and have joined as a follower.

Ditusya said...

OH! so sweet!!! I want her so much!!!

miss ki said...

Hi Wendy,

Your bears are absolutely adorable. Maddie has certainly stolen my heart.

Please enter me:



Жанна Зимокосова said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish you success!
We are pleased to perform all conditions! )))
My name is Jeanne. I'm from Ukraine.

Rita Ng said...

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary! I've become a follower and posted the link on my blog:
Thanks for the giveaway, my email is: : )
Cheers, Rita

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Wendy,

I would love to add this little bear to my little group of bears and 1 meerkat. I think they'd enjoy hanging out together. I'll add it to my sidebar. Whoever wins will be one lucky little ducky!

Thanks for sharing your talent1

Blumbärchen said...

Oh such a sweetie! I would be very lucky to can get her to my home!


inga said...

very sweet ♥ ♥ ♥ I hope for the best

inga said...

I'm a new reader.

inga said...

I shared on my sidebar.

pippinbear said...

Hello Wendy,

I would LOVE to win Maddie! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Thank you!




malu2 said...

Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo,el regalo es precioso!!
pongo tu enlace en mi blog,
Besos de las Malu´s.

Terri Sue said...

I don't own a bear. I would love to remedy that situation with little Maddie. She is so sweet. Thank you for the chance to win.

Terri Sue said...

I'm a new follower.

Terri Sue said...

I forgot...
my email is:
lovebirdmom at gmail dot com

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Wendy, me encantaria participar en tu sorteo Maddie es un osito precioso! Llevo tu anuncio a mi blog y ya soy seguidora tuya, asi que cruzo los dedos a ver si tengo suerte...Un beso

miss ki said...

Hi Wendy,

Maddie's giveaway is now here:


Kiah (miss ki)

Dana said...

Чудесный медвежонок!:) Надеюсь на удачу!:))

Kay Joy said...

I came to your blog from the Bearbits blog! What an adorable little one, I would love it if she came here! :) Thanks for the chance!

I have posted on my blog/my sidebar about the giveaway. And here is my e-mail - .
~ Kay

Sherlyn said...

I love your bears and little Maddie is so sweet. It's amazing how unique she turned out to be even though her pattern is from another artiste! My GFC name is Sherlyn and my email is gohsherlyn[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]sg (: Thank you for the chance to win!

Iris said...

Wow, Happy Anniversary! Lovely little teddy bear, would fit well to my collection :-))) Beary hugs from Italy, Iris xxx

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Hi Wendy! I just posted about your giveaway on my blog and I'm already a follower. WooHoo! Three chances for me to win your sweet little Maddie! Thank you! And a BIG congratulations on 20 years of bear-making!

Heaps of Hugs,
cherylh @ twcny. rr. com (without the spaces, though)

Jeanie said...

Sweet, sweet Bear! I would love to have her join my hug! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!

soledad said...

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!:)
Simply adorable! Beautiful work!♥
The detail is amazingly perfect!
I'm a follower. Please enter me!:)

elis said...

Happy anniversary.
Wonderful "girl".
Please enter me in your giveaway.
I'll post in my blog.

lapappilon said...

I want to play with you...please enter my name....

Eva from Serbia

lapappilon said...

I post in my sidebar!

lapappilon said...

I am new follower!!!!!


stormy said...

i'm a new follower! and a beloved collector. ;) my hubby's nickname is bugar bear. lol

Rosa said...

Me encantan los ositos y aun no conocia tu blog .
Este es una preciosidad y me encantaria poder participar en tu sorteo .
Gracias .

Angelique said...

Hi dear Wendy,

Call it coinsedence or fait, but I found/visited your blog twice the last 2 weeks.... 1 time because you took part in the "where bloggers create party" and now through a link at Bingle Bears. So I guess by now it was time to become a follower and send you a quick note ! Congrats with your 20 year anniversary in making bears. WOW ! I just started a few years ago and still have heaps to learn, so I am looking forward in learning from you and others ! I made bigger bears until now... I recently took on a project for a smaller bear, so if Maddy would like to have a friend and live in The Netherlands, then she is more the welcome !! I am currently remoddeling my craftroom, so she would get a great space ;-)
My emailaddres is
Hope to see you someday at my blog.

Kind regards,
Angelique Rutten

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Es precioso el oso. Me apunto al sorteo y lo anuncio en mi blog. Besos

Angus said...

Found your site by accident but know I will be back often. Love your beautiful bears. Hugs Jennifer from Perth, Western Australia

mcddiss said...

Wendy me gustaria mucho participar en el sorteo



mcddiss said...

me he hecho seguidora tuya como pedias



mcddiss said...

publicare el sorteo en mi blog , donde puedes encontrar mi mail si fuese necesario



M. ALLISON said...

Hello, Wendy !!!
Love your blog and all your little bears !! they are so sweet !!
Have a lovely day !!!

Muriel :)

M. ALLISON said...

Oups !!! I forget !! Maddie' s pic is on my blog !!

And, if you want, I would like that you follow my blog too !!! thanks Wendy !!

Melanie Louise Bears said...

I have admired your bears for many years, the attention to detail is superb. Please enter me into the draw. Hugs Mel xxx

ciria said...

Fantástico sorteo me gustaría participar , te anuncio en mi blog , un saludo

Dolores said...

What a pretty little bear. She would have company here with my little boy bears. Thank you for the chance to win.

Dolores said...

Oh, I was too quick, I do follow you and have for quite some time. I love your bears.

Dina said...

Wendy, hello! We are pleased to become your constant reader. You have magical bears! And glad to join your giveaway. Posted a picture with a link to your blog . My email Sincerely, Dina

Teresa said...

I just found your blog though a couple of tatting sites. Wow, I am in awe of your talent - what gorgeous little creatures you make. Would love to win Maddie as my daughter's name is Maddie.

I also just became a follower of your blog.

Марина Байрак said...

Добрый вечер, Венди! С удовольствием приму участие в розыгрыше такого замечательного мишки :)
Ссылка на панельке справа

Villa Conejo said...

El oso es bellisimo, quiero participar, ya soy tu seguidora y tambien coloque tu sorteo en mi blog, espero que puedas darte una vuelta por mi blog, saludos desde Mexico

Veronica said...

What a sweet looking bear! I'd love to be included in the draw. My email is in my profile and I just became a Follower.


Joy said...

Aw she is precious. I would love to win her. I have put a badge on my blog at
About to add you gladly to my following list.

Tricotine said...

Bonjour Wendy,
I admire your bears for a long time and I am very proud to have you as a follower of my blog.
Bonne journée

Jane H said...

Maddie is so sweet. I can't wait to see you both at Hugglets :)

Amanda Bortolazzo said...

Hi Wendy,

What a little darling Maddie is. I would love give her a home with me. Please enter me in your give away. Just looking at your little creations brings a smile to my face.

Big Bear Hugs,
Amanda :)

Ani said...

Love your bears! Found your site via Ginger Brames Piece Parade.

Ingrida said...

I like your blog !!! This is a lovely girl <3

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