You can order your own Dottie Bear in the style, colour and fur or fabric of your choice.
I will discuss all your requirements with you and show you samples of fur, to ensure your bear is exactly what you want. Some customers like to choose their own names for their bears, or like dressed bears - I'll work with you to make it yours.
Like the bears in this photograph, you can even have fabric specially printed in a specific design. Jessica and Matty (pictured) were commissioned as a mix of UK/Australian designs for two couples who were two British married to two Australians.
All commissions require a 50% deposit, payable once your decision on fur, style etc is finalised. Commissions have a minimum lead in time of three months for completion, although if you have a shorter timescale, I'm happy to discuss this with you and if I can complete it earlier, then I will. Final balance is payable when the bear is finished.
I'm always working on a new style of Dottie Bear pattern. This is the creative part that I really love doing.
Keep an eye on my social media pages for regular updates on new designs.
The bear shown was a special gift for an American family to celebrate the marriage of their daughter to an Englishman. He is made from specially designed heavy duty velvet, with Union Jacks and the American flag printed in various sizes to accommodate the different pattern pieces and each piece has been seam matched on the bear.
His name is Unity meaning 'Oneness'.
I was asked to make two hares in memory of a loved one. The inner ears, paws and feet pads are made using personal items of clothing. Claire's mum loved hares and always accessorised her outfits with a scarf so each hare also has a matching scarf to complete the look. The hares were made for Claire and her sister on the first anniversary of their mums passing.
A special bear named Renee commissioned for a special birthday girl. I really enjoyed making this bear and working with Kim to fulfil her requirements so her little girl had everything she wished for. The name Renee has a special meaning for Kim and her family.
I just love my commission bear Joesphine. Just what I wanted. So beautiful, well made and the communication superb. Couldn't fault Wendy at all. A lovely lady with a great talent. Isn't Josphine adorable x
"Oh my good golly! That is absolutely amazing! You are a absolutely brilliant artist. The most amazing beautiful bear I have ever seen."
"Love him!! Herbert loves him too!! Thank you so much xxxx "
"I ordered a Dottie Bear for my daughers birthday, well, what can I say? Perfection! Beautiful!! A 'above and beyond' bear for her birthday! Thank you so much Dottie Bears xxxx"
"I decided (rather late on) that a bear for my mum for mother's day would be the perfect present for her first year as a grandma to my little girl. She collects traditional type bears. I tasked Wendy with less than a weeks notice to make a bear that encapsulated some of my little one's features - cheeky face, unruly hair etc. Wendy was amazingly patient when I was very indecisive, exchanging late night messages and sending me emails with photos of fur choices and advice. The end result was our little Lottie bear and I think she has captured my little Lottie's expression beautifully. Mum was totally thrilled and now has a special keepsake to remember her first mother's day as a grandma which can one day be handed down to me, then Lottie and beyond. I would absolutely recommend Wendy if you're thinking of having a bear made or have seen one you like on her website. She made my Lottie bear in under a week and even delivered her to me (40 minute round trip) so I'd have her for mother's day. ❤️"
"I specifically wanted a traditional style of bear for my first great grandchild. Wendy offered various options for furs and costs to make a unique bear within my budget. This is a very special keepsake and even has my great grandson's name on the bears foot. I'm delighted with this bear, thank you so much x"
Come and meet the Bears and other talented makers at the Craft & Design show by Woodland Crafts at the beautiful Hyde Hall