Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day - Bella Bear needs a hug!

The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day is on May 27th and I'm joining in the fun.
Here's the link if you want to join in too: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=805

Here is the sweet little Bella, looking for a hug to call her own. She has been keeping me company in the sewing room for a while except for the times I've had to rescue her from the toy box, cot, clothes hamper or assorted other places that Jack likes to stash pilfered items.

Lately she has been a bit neglected and I think it is time she was adopted by someone with more time to share secrets with her. (Jack just saw this picture and raced down to the sewing room to find her - I think he might miss her a bit even though his own bear hug is rather large)

Bella is the third bear I've made so she is not perfect but she is very charming and has been stitched with love.
The lovely Bella is about 25cm tall. Her fur is fuzzy felt (I think polyester) in a dusky mushroom pink with a fuzzy rather than furry effect. Her filling is polyester fibre fill. Her arms, legs and neck have timber joints and are fully poseable. Her eyes are plastic safety eyes. She is safe for gentle hugs from little ones (and enjoys them very much) but I'm not sure if she will stand up very well to rough play. Her burgandy bow is a bit of ribbon used in my wedding decorations, so it brings good luck and fondest wishes with it.
If you would like to share your own secrets with Bella and think you could give her the perfect home then leave a comment here by 31st May and she could be yours.
I will draw a winner at random on June 1st, so please remeber to tell me how I can contact you. Bella wouldn't mind a plane trip and is happy to move overseas (as long as she sends a postcard home when she gets there) so international visitors are very welcome.

94 comments:

Purple Paisley Patch said...

She's beautiful, thus the name I guess! I love her, you've done such a great job, I don't know how you can bear to part with her. ;-)

Cute as Buttons said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a scrumptious bear. I have a little girl who would love to share secrets with her.

Karen said...

My older girls commented today that their little sister doesn't have a teddy to take to take to bed with her.
She'd be a welcome member to our family. Thanks for oferring to share her.

Bec Clarke said...

Oh so very cute, I think Sam would probably get his hands on it first unless I hide it.

Michele said...

What a beautiful bear. You're right about childrearing-- the best and the hardest thing you will ever do.

Laurie said...

OH!! Bella is beautiful - you're generous to part with her :) Thank you for this chance to win!
Hugs,
Laurie

Vicki said...

Such a cute bear. My baby would so love her.

Tammy said...

Please enter me! Thank you!

Princess Of Pink said...

AAWW She is so cute. I love Pink AND bears so waht better combo :)

Taiya said...

Awww. beautiful! My daughter would adore her. :P

Amanda said...

What a beautiful little bear. My little ones would love to adopt him, so my fingers are crossed.

And thankyou for such a great giveaway!

Kaye Prince said...

That is a super-cute bear and I would love to win her! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Shannon Hillinger said...

Congratulations on your little boy's 2nd birthday.
Bella is so sweet. I know we could give her a good home.

ecky said...

she's amazing! i can't believe you made that!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

BeckyEtal said...

I would love to hug Bella Bear :)

Charity said...

This bear is so sweet! We could give her a wonderful home. :o)

Lisa said...

This is such a lovely bear! I know a little girl who would take really good care of her :)

i.heart.red.velvet.cupcakes@gmail.com

Katy said...

My new puppy is called Bella - but i wont let your cute little bear anywhere near here - if i win Bella the Bear she will get to hear lots of secreats and have a nice, safe, warm home in Brissie :-)

Mel Cordell said...

My.little.boy.is.turning.1.on.June.9.and.he.would.love
to.share.kisses(he.has.just.learned.to.give.kisses,.he.is.so.sweet)
with.Bella..His.favourite.thing.in.the.whole.world.right.now
is.bears,.he.just.loves.to.cuddle.and.snuggle!!
x.Mel

luke and pamela said...

so sweet and cozy!

Joanne said...

oohh my autistic 7 year old boy is a teddybear FREAK.. he loves each one he has adopted (pinched from sister, cousins, friends, nans lol) with special care.. BUT none of them are handmade..he would be in heaven...

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

She's so beautiful! And you picked the perfect name for her. She'd be loved here.
Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!

Bowlby said...

Sweet bear!

kldemare at yahoo dot com

Poerava said...

I love handmade bears. I have 2, so if Bella came to live at my house she would have some friends.

Meadow said...

Wow! that is a great bear!

Lauren said...

I love her!

Lucy C said...

I love the colour and the fact she has a little bit of history makes her all the more special! thanks for such a great giveaway.
lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

amity ville boronia said...

She's gorgeous. And I could use some of her good luck :D

SavingDiva said...

So beautiful! And snuggly

Christy said...

i would love to adopt sweet bella! its amazing thats she's lovingly stitched. i love handsewn.

Deb said...

I have two little ones who LOVE teddybears. They frequently whisper their secrets to their softies when they're supposed to be napping!

Zarah said...

Oh my... She is amazing! *falls in love*

Margaret said...

She is gorgeous, my almost one year old would love her i am sure. She is very fond of softies and only has two of her own... Plus it is her birthday in 2 weeks. Although my three year old, loves all things pink and Bella is her favourite name, i am always getting in trouble for forgetting to call her Princess Bella........

A Little Of A Lot said...

Oh, she is adorable, i don't know who would get to keep her my 5 y/o or me. We would definitely send a postcard back to let you know she arrived safely if she happens to come live with us... fingers crossed.
Thanks for the chance to win her.

Violaine said...

sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!
Please count me in!

damocamelia(at)yahoo.com

Jingle said...

Oh, this bear is just lovely! I know a wonderful home!!!! hee-hee.

Cassie said...

Aww, Bella is pretty!
Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Cassie Driver
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama said...

Oh my goodness, she IS perfect. Perfectly adorable, that is. Please put my name in the virtual hat. And check my handknit bib giveaway too.

This is all so exciting!

Hootie said...

I think she'd love to meet my 14 year old daughter! Summer break starts today and I know they'd have plenty of adventures together!

Thanks for a chance to win! :)

hootie364@gmail.com

debbiekl said...

Bella is so cute!

trashalou said...

She is gorgeous :-) Please enter me.

corduroy cat said...

she needs a special home and i think my best friend's nursery would be it! ;)

tango's trash & treasures said...

Wow she's just tooo cute!!
Thank you for the chance to win!

AltaModa said...

What a cutie. We'd love to have her some live with us!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful little bear! I have a toddler who would love to chat with Bella regularly. I'd love to win and welcome her to our home.

Gretchen said...

She is totally adorable! We'd love to give her a home here in Colorado!

B said...

She's fantastic, I can't believe you made her! She'd get some good love at my house for sure.

Kelly O. said...

I have some secret sharers here who give free kisses with each secret!

Angie said...

I think Bella would love to come live with us. I have 3 little ones that would give her lots of love :)

Lola Jo said...

That is the sweetest bear ever! My daughter would absolutely love it!

Lisa said...

I love her - she's so pretty and pink :) I have a little girl who would love a new friend to tell secrets to. Thanks for the chance!

Alexandra said...

She's so adorable! I'd love to send home some pictures of her travel.

JBear said...

Lovely bear. Thank you so much for participating in this giveaway. :)

zees5 said...

My son is 4 and loves teddy bears! And I means LOVES them.

Kathleen said...

Bella is lovely and deserves a kind home. I remember my Italian grandmother, saying Bella, Bella to the babies in our family. Thank you for this generous giveaway.
Kathleen
villagequilteratgmaildotcom

Chrisy said...

Please count me in...I have some lovely secrets for little Bella...

tippeny said...

What a darling bear! My girls would love to fight over her. And being pink, she would be a super-hit. :-)

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Very lovely bear. She looks perfect to me! Thanks for the chance to win.

KBraden said...

She is beautiful I have a LO who would love to give her tons of love.

Capital Mom said...

I think my son would love to meet Bella.

Deanna said...

Bella would love it here in Texas!

and I love the Humpty Dumpty your son has in his birthday pictures!

Sara said...

Your Bella Bear is beautiful...I have a friend who is expecting a little girl and I'll bet she would love to have such a beautiful bear for her little girl...

Great job on making her.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Nikki said...

Bella is Beautiful what A treat to win thanks for the chance at such a lovely bear :)

Djaj said...

There are 3 (three !) lovely little cuddling girls here to make her happy !

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

QuiltChick said...

Very cute! Love the name!

mmmoffitm said...

You did a wonderful job on this little buddy. I have a little boy (3 on the 5th of June) who would love him to pieces.

reneestudiocity said...

I love Bella - she's totally sweet and adorable and I'm pretty sure she'd like to live in Los Angeles.

Best,
Renee
lapointe67@yahoo.com

Adriana said...

What a precious little bear!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

awwww she would be loved to death by my son whose name is Bear!! I'm serious that's his name!! We're having a give away too.

xo Steph

sewfunky said...

Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine. :)

Bonnita said...

Wonderful bear!

Wren said...

Oh, she's adorable. I have a couple of kids in mind who would love her--assuming I can stand to let her go. She's so sweet!

Super Fun Mama said...

Oh, she is so precious! We'd love to win!

mandapanda said...

Bella can come and live with me! It wouldn't be very far away and I'm sure she'd come back to visit sometimes!

ccswch said...

She's beautiful!

Rebecca said...

: ) I just had a little boy, and if he had been a girl, the name would have been Isabella, Bella for short! Your Bella is lovely, and I have a 4 year old who would absolutely fall in love with her!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Can't Believe I'm Sewing said...

She's beautiful. I have a niece who would love this little bear!

Emily said...

So pretty! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance. I'd definitely send a postcard back!

thea_lamo said...

Bella bear is so sweet! I want her to come live with me!

Haysie-Doodle said...

Bella is beautiful (as her name indicates)! I would love to give Bella to my mother for her birthday. "Memommer," as she's known to her grandchildren has many, many bears from all over the world. She lives in a big historic home, and at night the bears have the run of the place. As you can imagine, they are very happy creatures! She is familiar with the care and feeding of bears, and Bella would have a wonderful home with all of Memommer's other fuzzy friends! I'm sure she'd write and tell you all about her new, loving home.

Jodie said...

Wow! She's darling! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

lalepop said...

We have a new baby in the house and this has made my oldest rather fond of her "babies." (That's the name for any doll or stuffed animal.) I know she'd love to share all of her secrets with Bella Bear! Especially since her nickname is Bella!

Jasmine said...

Lovely give away. I'd be more than happy to share my thoughts with her!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

She is just lovely. My granddaughter would just love her! Thank you for a chance to enter!

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

You say she's not perfect--I say she is! Those little flaws give character!

Mary said...

Bella is adorable! I know a little gal who would love to share secrets with Bella & give her a good home!

ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

Ilona said...

Bella is such a cutie! I'd love to take the chance to win her.

RTichy said...

Bella is so cute. I know the perfect child that would take care of her and be a lifelong buddy.

Your blog is really cute, oh, and happy late birthday. The FQ you received are beautiful, I like the deer and mushroom one the best. I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Annwen said...

Oh, isn't she lovely. So sweet.

annwend AT gmail DOT com

Amanda said...

I think Bella would love to come visit Lightening Sheep, Ballerina Bear, Smedley the Giraffe, Mono the Monkey and many more. She's so sweet looking.

Tina said...

I love your teddy she is very cute.

brigette said...

just darling!!!
thank you so much
brigitaenchilada@Gmail.com