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Maxine Hanley
MaxiLynn Bears
United Kingdom

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4 verified orders sold
2.7 years on Bear Pile
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Hello there!! My name is Maxine & I live in the U.K.
I've been creating teddy bears & other animals since 2014 after I recovered from a period of illness where collecting teddy bears lifted my spirits.
Collecting bears gave me the inspiration to create my own & I have never looked back.
I come from a fine art background & am in love with colour & texture.
It’s extremely relaxing to handsew for me & bearmaking is great therapy!
I get so excited & find such joy in creating these special soft sculptures, especially the way in which my bears have a life & mind of their own. I have a picture in my mind of how I would like a bear to look but the bears dictate which way they want to go with this & I follow. This part of the process is what I love the most - when the bear or critter says hello! Do you like me? This is me & this is how I want the world to see me.
I don't have any one particular style, I just go with my mood. I may wish to create a big fluffy bear in gorgeous Tissavel/faux fur or a smaller primitive bear made from tactile viscose & mohair. I often pair furs together & use antique fabric for a beautiful look & touch. I do like to weight all my bears & critters with steel shot for that extra realistic feel & hug.
I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. They are all made with much love & heart.
All my pieces are OOAK & 5/6 way jointed. Their patterns are designed by me & never repeated. This makes them true one of a kind artist creations.
Sometimes I design outfits for my bears but they always wear handmade necklaces.
Every bear is handsewn, I never use a sewing machine.
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments!


Sunflower
9½" (24.1 cm)
$118.55 USD + Free Shipping
 


Isadora
22½" (57.1 cm)
Reserved
 


Chesney Cubby Bear
21" (53.3 cm)
Adopted
 


Toby Irish Wolfhound
22" (55.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Albert
11" (27.9 cm)
Adopted
By Soul Sparkles
 


Madame Emmie Mouse
21" (53.3 cm)
Adopted
 


Bride Gracie Goat
15" (38.1 cm)
Adopted
 


Lord Persik Cat
24" (60.9 cm)
$193.42 USD + Free Shipping
 


Octavia Hare
16½" (41.9 cm)
Adopted
 


Lady Clara Cat
23" (58.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Lizzy Bear
16" (40.6 cm)
Adopted
 


Forest Sprite
17½" (44.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Fuzzy Wu Bear
29" (73.6 cm)
Adopted
 


Humbug Panda
30" (76.2 cm)
Adopted
 


Frazzle Black Bear
30.9" (78.7 cm)
Adopted
 


Sanderson Kermode Bear
30" (76.2 cm)
Adopted
 


Peaches the Puppy Dog
20" (50.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Nzuri The Lion
22" (55.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Mattie Bear
23" (58.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Billy Bear
24" (60.9 cm)
Adopted
 


Anoushka Polar Bear
22" (55.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Paris The Pierrot Clown B
18" (45.7 cm)
Adopted
 


Micah Xmas Bear
16½" (41.9 cm)
Adopted
 


Gale Bear
14½" (36.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Coral Bear
17" (43.1 cm)
Adopted
 


Prim the duckling
11" (27.9 cm)
Adopted
 


Gwen the Witch
23" (58.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Bizzy-Lizzy the bumble be
10½" (26.6 cm)
Adopted
 


Misty-Eek Cheerleader Mou
9" (22.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Hattie the Kitty Waitress
17½" (44.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Jack the Teddy Bear
15" (38.1 cm)
Adopted
 


Humphrey the Teddy Bear
25" (63½ cm)
Adopted
 


Topaz Teddy Bear
18" (45.7 cm)
Adopted
 


Benji the Dog
17" (43.1 cm)
Adopted
 


Leopold the Fox
18" (45.7 cm)
Adopted
 


Jay the Calf
15" (38.1 cm)
Adopted
 


Ferdinand the lilac Persi
14" (35.5 cm)
Adopted
 


Donny the Dog
16" (40.6 cm)
Adopted
 


Fluffbutt
13" (33 cm)
Adopted
 


Chips the German Shepherd
14" (35.5 cm)
Adopted
 


Brandy Snap by Charlie Be
11" (27.9 cm)
Adopted
By Charlie Bears
 


Ray Of Beauty
9" (22.8 cm)
Adopted
By Yury Ermokhin
 


Johnny Bear
14" (35.5 cm)
Adopted
 


Rocky Pirate Cat Kitten
13" (33 cm)
Adopted
 


Sonny Shrew
13" (33 cm)
Adopted
 


Mr. Beaujangles Clown Rat
10" (25.4 cm)
Adopted
 


Cagney Rat
9" (22.8 cm)
Adopted
 


Razzy Rat
8" (20.3 cm)
Adopted
 

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