Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Bear Update and a Giveaway

Hi everyone

I have been working on a new design
for the bears
and have finally finished a few.

I wanted to make a slightly bigger bear
and also wanted to make them more heavy weighted
with a fluffy tummy.

This first one is Marga.
She´s 5 inch and made of a handdyed pale pink sparse mohair.
She´s wearing a sweet bow round her head.

This sweet one is Linux - also 5 inch
and with a little fabric collar round his neck.
I hope you can see their fluffy tummys on the photos.

They are both listed on my website along
with a few more bears:


And now for the giveaway.

As this is my 10 years of bear making anniversary
I have made a little bear to giveaway to one of my followers and blog readers

Please meet

Simon is also just 5 inch and made from my new design.

He´s made of a golden sparse mohair
and have been slighly aged to look old and well loved.
He´s fully cotterpin joined
heavy weighted with a fluffy tummy too.

I made him a little pair of trousers
with tiny buttons and straps.

If you would like to win this
sweet little bear
all you have to do, is to leave a comment
on this blog post

I will draw a winner on
May 24th

Thank  you so much for visiting today
and I wish you all a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥


ugne said...

Simon is very sweet bear :)

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Hi Tina, I like the new design with the chubby belly, very sweet. And I would love to be entered in your draw for Simon, he is beautiful. Love his little pants.

Paula Stammers said...

Hi Tina

Love the new design, especially Simon with his cute trousers. Please could you enter me in the draw. Loving all the new bears.

susana said...

hi Tina,
that's great to see your new direction, Simon has a sincere facial expression, LOVE! Wish he can come and live with me, please include me for this draw. And happy anniversary on your bear-making days =)

Blumbärchen said...

I like your new design very much and also your little Simon.
So I hope, to have a little chance to win him;-)

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Tina,

Congratulations on your anniversary of bear making! Time flies! Please enter me in your giveaway for Simon. I think this new design is very sweet and I would give him a proper home here with me and the other bears who live here. Thanks!

All the best to you!

Regina said...

Congrats on the 10 years sweetie. I just adore your wee lil bears. I'm so happy that I never have to pick just one because they are all adorable. I love Simon in his lil breeches...to cute.


Anonymous said...

they are adorable Tina...love the new look! please enter me in the drawing, I would love to have one of your bears!

Cyn said...

Good morning Tina...Simon is such a cutie! Please enter me in your giveaway.


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Happy 10th anniversary of bearmaking!! Tina, I love the new design. But, then again, I love all of your bears. Thanks for entering me in the drawing for sweet little Simon--I'm going to keep my fingers crossed!!!


PeggyR said...

Your bears are darling and Simon would be a great addition to my collection of bears! Please add me to your giveaway!

Елена said...

Hello,Tiny!!! Bear Simon is a wonderful, sweet and touching. I hope to get lucky and my house becomes a home for Simon. Good luck to all. New and creative ideas and ease of execution, Elena.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your newest creations are soo sweet tina! Love the names you chose as well. I would be over the moon to have a chance to hold one of my own. merci...merci! Congratulations on your 10th year of creating these lovely bears!

sonya said...

Oh my goodness! I would love for Simon to come live with me! He would be perfect in my craft room! He is so adorable with his little rootbeer belly and little trousers! I do hope I win your giveaway! Thank you, Tina for the chance. And congratulations on your ten years of creating these wonderful little bears. They are truly fabulous.
And Linux and Marga are adorable too.

Have a wonderful week!

@nne said...

they look wonderful! hugs to you and your little friends, @nne

MosaicMagpie said...

What a sweet face Simon has. I don't see how you are able to give any of them up. They each have a personality, a true sign of a gifted maker. Great job and Thank You for an opportunity to win.

Pop Art Minis said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! CONGRATS on 10 years...what a wonderful give away! crossing my fingers, toes and eyes that I'm the lucky one! :)

Southern Lady's Market said...

Your new bears are adorable!! So thoughtful of you to give someone and opportunity to win Simon. He is adorable!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Tina! I love your new bears! You did a wonderful job designing them! You are such a talented bear maker and artist!!! I love your sweet bears and would love to be entered in your giveaway to win darling Simon! Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary of bear making! It is so generous of you to give away one of your beautiful, sweet bears! Have a wonderful day! Love and hugs, Paula

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Tina:
Your new bears are just adorable! I would dearly love to win Simon, as that's my grandson's name! Thank you for adding my name to your drawing. Crossings fingers now. ;-)

JoAnne said...

Happy Anniversary Tina! All of your bears are wonderful and little Simon is soooooo sweet. I would love to add him to my always growing family of teddies!

Lululiz said...

Simon says - I want to live in France! Yep, I distinctly heard him say that. He is so adorable, I would dearly love to give him a new home in our cottage. How generous of you to offer him as a giveaway gift.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of bear making Tina! Your new bears are adorable, and Simon, well his trousers are just adorable....leaving room for his belly!! Have a wonderful day.


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Simon is a very handsome chaps! Love his trousers too!

khess136 said...

What a handsome gentleman! I would love to give Simon a home...he's simply adorable! Thank you for offering this giveaway, Tina!

Debora said...

Oh, Tina, I love your new little ones! They are darling! I especially love Simon and would be thrilled to have him live with me. :o) How generous of you to do a giveaway. Happy 10 years of bear making!

Lenore said...

Your new designs are darling, Tina...love the fat tummy and the weighting of them. I've weighted my bears from the very beginning and collectors seem to like the feel of that!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Tina, Happy 10th Anniversary. Congratulations. Oh Tina, your bears are so sweet, I love your new ones. I love their tummies. Your work is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

zuzu said...

I like this bear very much! I will be very glad to see him in my collection! Thank you!

Vicki said...

Happy 10th anniversary. I love the chubby tummy bears. Simon is adorable.

Andrea Cammarata said...

all of your bears are absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! this little ones trousers are just toooooooo cute for words! look at that sweet and loving face. what a mini piece of art! i admire your workmanship, it is over the top gorgeous. i have to say that this little guys speaks to me! : )

Doreen said...

Oh Tina..they are just wonderful!!! Love the little purple gal..what a sweetheart.

I would be honored to be entered into your giveaway.

big bear hugs, Doreen

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Simon says.... he wants to come live with me! Adorable little bears Tina.


wella said...

Поздравляю! Очень хочу поучаствовать.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I fell in love at first sight, did you here my sigh? Especially as it was just Mother's day. He so reminds me of my only child, Doyle. Thrilled to spend time with him on sunday,at twenty five to it is challenging to get his time.
He was that little boy all through school carrying ALL his school books and his violin. An adorable book worm, just short of wearing pocket protector.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your sweet bears and this one is such a cute size! And look at that face...it melts my heart! That's my oldest son's birthday so I'll keep my fingers crossed! Thanks! ♥

BailiwickStudio said...

Tina - the bears are completely adorable! How sweet of you to offer one in a giveaway - I'd love to be entered! ::Jill

Megan Chamberlain said...

I would love to win Simon, your new bears are adorable.

Angela Weimer said...

Oh My Tina! He is so ridiculously adorable and I love the 2 new bears too. I have been popping in from time to time to check on your bears. I keep hoping that there might be one named Albert as I have a new little nephew named that. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance at your wonderful blog candy. Angela

fancylinda said...

Such a cute bear! I'd love a chance to win him, if you are willing to ship internationally (to the US). If not, that's okay too.

Karen said...

Congrats on 10 years of bear making Tina!

All of your bears are wonderful!!! But... I would love to give Simon a good home :)


alveen said...

Congratulations on ten years of bear making Tina. Your new design is so appealing. I love the feel of a small weighted bear in my hand, makes them seem more 'life like' to me, and fat little tummies are adorable.
Simon certainly is a handsome little fellow, I'm sure the ladies in my hug would welcome him with open arms. Thank you for the chance to win him.

bensonbear said...

Hi Tina
Simon is adorable and I'm sure he'd love to come and live with me in Tasmania! Your new design is so sweet! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, and here's to mant more years!

Leanne said...

Tina! Wow -- your new bear creations are adorable! I would love to win him!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I would love to give Simon a new home...crossing my fingers and toes:)



Karen B. said...

Oh my, Tina, what a beautiful little treasure you are giving away. Anybody would be so happy to win this little fellow. I would love to be entered for the chance to win him. He is just lovely like all your other little bears.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Barbara said...

Tina, your artist bears are really a wonder to behold! I would be so honored to give your newest little guy a home with me! I love them all and I know you put a lot of work and heart into making each and everyone.

Hugs XX

Dragonfly Creations said...

Oh Tina
Simon is so special would love to add one of your bears to my collection.
He is just too cute in his little trousers.

Tharina said...

Simon is a beautiful little fellow!
His fluffy tummy and trousers make his look so sweet.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Tina - WOW 10 years making bears - congratulations! Your bears are beautiful and Simon is no exception but I think he has over eaten and h
is belly is popping so much so he has to loosen his trousers (LOL)!
Do you think he would like to live in Australia with me? I am quite a new follower but would love to be included in your draw.
Many thanks Tina,

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wow, Tina, 10 years is wonderful! Time flies, doesn't it? At least you have been able to work doing your passion, which I'm sure has been most satisfying and enjoyable to you. Little Simon is as sweet as can be. Thank you for offering such a treasure. ; )

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Simon is adorable and just the right size to bring around. i used to have a bear i took with me as i travelled and he got lost in new york. i cried like someone died when i realized he was gone! if i win simon maybe he can be me travel companion!

jeanet said...

Hoi Tina, I think that little Simon has a "giegel-buikje" in Duth. What means a little belly filled with little laughters. He makes my smile! Greetings from Holland, Jeanet

stefanie said...

oh, my,,,,how do you put such cute personalities in there faces? you are truly talented!!!
please enter me for this sweetie!

Jeanie said...

I love your little Simon, I am amazed at the tiny little bears you make that are so perfect! Your bears are also dear with their bits and bobs of crocheted lace and fabric that has been repurposed for thier clothing. I have been very inspired by looking at your bears. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Jeanie in Lindale Texas.

Littlefoot said...

What a sweet little face. You create the most wonderful, loveable, little creatures. Thanks for being so generous and kind.

Nook & Cranny said...

I would love to be the lucky owner of one of your little darlings. The little trousers made me chuckle outloud.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Alisa @ 'life is a beautiful place to be' says:
I just wanted to tell you, that I didn't think your little bears could have gotten any cuter than they were, but I think they did! Love the new design (and the plump little bellies!)

Corina said...

O wauw, Simon is a lovely little bear! Greets,

Rella said...

10 YEARS!! Did it seem to fly by as you created each darling little teddy and send them off to new, loving homes? And how many sweet little ones would that be? Warmest congratulations on this milestone. And now a new design....little Simon, so precious in his trousers. I would promise to give him a proper home and lots of love if I were to be so lucky to have my name drawn.

many tiny bear hugs ~ Rella

Lotusblüte said...

Wow, your new Teddy´s are so lovely :O) Have a nice weekend and kindly regards Gaby

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, they're all lovely, love the new design!



Celeste said...

This little guy is full of personality. I would love to win but would gift it to my son, Simon who was also born on my birthday.
Simon Bear would be well loved and adored in this home should we be fortunate to win him.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Roberta said...

I'm Roberta from Italy
your blog is very, very nice and your bears are beautiful.
Thanks for the opportunity
bye bye

cathyjo said...

Tina,Oh I love bears,and would like ender your give-away TY.

grethe olesen said...

Hej Tina!

Simon er en rigtig sød bamse, og jeg er sikker på at han meget gerne vil besøge nogle af hans venner her hos mig.

mange hilsner Grethe.

Petra Josipa said...

He is so sweet, I like the way his tummy shows thru his little trousers!

Ann-Marie Dodd said...

Grattis Tina! jag skulle gärna vinna denna underbara nalle för de är alltid så söta!!! Ha en underbar dag!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am new to your blog. Your bears are darling. I would love a chance at winning one of your creations.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh My Goodness! Simon is adorable! What a sweetheart! WOW! 10 years! That is awesome!

Thank you for dropping by my blog, and the well-wishes! It has been a great weekend...of mainly just hanging out together and enjoying each others company!


Lyn said...

Congrats to you and what a great new design, lovely:o)) Lucky you all that nice mohair and fabrics to play with, have fun!
Take care and have a good week.
Hugs Lyn x

Natalia said...

What a treat, thank you Tina,
Please count me in as well.
Hugs, Natalia

pussman said...

He looks lovely!
I would love to welcome him!


TanySol said...

Hi Tina!
Thanks for the chance to win this sweeeeeeeety. I would like to be the lucky winner.I promise to take care of him, and love.In love with your creativity, your beauty.
Thank you for inspire...
With hope...

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I just found your blog while blog surfing. I love your bears, they are just adorable. Would love a chance to win Simon. I am also a new follower, don't want to miss anything.


chickie said...

Way tooo cute. Have a beautiful day...Chickie

Holly Moore said...

Oh all your bears are darling. And your journal is so gorgeous too! Thank you for the chance to win.

Patty said...

Tina, I just happened upon your site...what a sweet, sweet bear Simon is!! And I enjoyed perusing your lovely blog...thank you for being such an inspiration! I think it's time to hit the sewing studio again and start creating!!

Crea by Essie said...

thank you for your comment I'll see you have a give away and i'll like to participate. I'll make a link to you websit


rulada said...

Hi Tina!
Fluffy Simon is very beautiful

Tora said...

Ohhh he´s so tiny and so sweet looking, I wold love to give him a home with my bear-collection :) by the way I love all your creation.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Veronica said...

It's lovely, I really like to adopte it !