Windflower Bears (as part of the #ShopSmall Blog Series)

  This is the third post in my *brand new* #ShopSmall Blog Series


The Story Behind Windflower Bears

“It is a love for creating something out of a simple ball of wool, that drove us to develop the concept for our Windflower bears and the magical world in which they live.

We have created a whole world for our bears. They live in the ‘Windflower wood’, an ancient woodland on the edge of the ‘Buttercup meadow’.

They are kind, happy, thoughtful, friendly, hardworking little bears, who are taught to preserve and care for their ancient habitat – which they do with great love and passion.”

The Windflower Bears

How completely adorable are these bears?! Each knitted bear is unique, yes, unique. What does that mean? Every single bear is individually hand knitted and therefore none are the same. A huge amount of time, effort and passion goes into these super cute bears; they actually melt your heart (well they did mine anyway!).  Each one is ‘born’ with a special windflower on the back of their left ear, which designates that they are a Windflower Bear, and are named after the wild flowers and trees that grow in the ancient woodland. Each bear also comes with its own outfit!

Windflower Bears only launched their Etsy Store at the beginning of February so I’m really glad I’ve discovered such a creative business in it’s early stages and can give them a helping hand. I absolutely love the ideas and concept of the bears, they are amazing and every little bit of detail has been thought out. Some for an occasion or some with meanings. With a huge range of carefully crafted bears to choose from, I can promise you there will be one for everyone!

My Picks

One of my favourite bears is the Windflower Bear Cyphel (Graduation) which makes such a lovely keepsake gift for any Graduate. A wonderful gift to congratulate someone who has graduated and you can even have the sash on the gown in any colour of your choice. Perfect for that personalised touch!

‘Cyphel’

The Little Touches

  • Each bear comes with it’s own Sentiment Card (as you can see below) which contains the bear’s name, time and place of birth, and can be personalised with a name of the person receiving it. What a lovely little touch to the purchase and a nice keepsake with the bear too!
  • I absolutely love that a donation is made to the Woodland Trust with every sale of a bear, continuing on their brand of preserving and caring for woodlands.
  • Each bear is individually packaged within their own protective linen bag.
  • The tweets on their Twitter page are so well thought out to help them get out there amongst the other small businesses. A little quote to go with the bear, along with a picture of the bear itself, really catches your eye when scrolling through your news feed!

Coming soon…

In development are ‘Windflower Bear Stories’, which will expand this wonderful idea further. This will be perfect for those into collectables or building a whole family of these incredibly cute bears! I can’t wait to see this in full force! Windflower bears are always being knitted and created so keep your eyes peeled for new additions.

Links and Discount Code

Check out their whole range of Windflower Bears in their Etsy Store.

Please please go and give them a follow over on:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Pinterest

They’ve very kindly given me a generous 15% Discount Code, so check out their unique, adorable, cuddly bears, and use code WFB15. As always, #ShopSmall and support a Small Biz!

 

Did you miss the other posts in my #ShopSmall Blog Series? Check out my posts for Simply Hammered! and Hello Bexa for some more inspiration to add to your wishlist!

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18 Comments

  1. February 28, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Aww these bears are super cute and adorable! 💖 I love how each one is so unique. The graduation bear is the perfect gift to remember a very special day 😍. The Sentiment Card & donation to the Woodland Trust are both such lovely touches! Great review Rebecca, I love discovering these new awesome shops via your #ShopSmall series! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Bexa they are just so so cute! And yes, lovely idea with the donation too, definitely makes a difference. Awh thank you, I love doing them, so many creative business ideas that I didn’t even know existed! xx

  2. March 1, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Those are so, so cute and such a unique little gift!xx

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Agreed Ellie! Thanks for reading xx

  3. March 1, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    The bears are so cute! So unique and perfect little gifts. Thank you for sharing 💓

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks for reading Lauren. They really are, so much thought behind each one that’s for sure! xx

  4. March 1, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Aww they r so cute. Such a innovative idea of gifting! Love it

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Definitely agree! Thanks for reading xx

  5. Charlene McElhinney
    March 1, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    I love supporting small businesses and shopping small whenever I can. The wee bears are adorable and would make such unique and memorable gifts! Will definitely keep this store in mind in the future and wish them every success in the world!

    Charlene McElhinney
    http://www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Awh thanks for your lovely comment Charlene and thanks for having a read! They are so adorable, such a thoughtful idea! xx

  6. March 1, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Ah, these little bears are so cute, what a lovely idea for a gift. And how wonderful that the company make a donation to the Woodland Trust as well. It’s so lovely to support smaller businesses, that’s one of the many things I love about Etsy – and your new #ShopSmall series too! Lovely post and pics xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      I know Lisa, so imaginative! I didn’t even know these existed! SO many lovely gifts in the small business world it’s great! Thank you for your lovely comment as always! xx

  7. March 1, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    They’re so cute!! That little graduation bear is adorable. I would have loved to receive something like that, such lovely little gifts. I love this series and I can’t wait to see which other businesses you highlight in the future. x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 2, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      I know they are so so cute! Thanks for reading Sophie, plenty more in the pipeline – I really enjoy discovering so many different unique businesses! xx

  8. March 4, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    These bears are so cute! Such a great idea for a blog series, I’m excited to see which other small businesses you come across.

    Emma x

    Emmarollason.com

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks so much Emma xx

  9. Jane Constable
    March 7, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Such a brilliant idea and the bears are adorable xx I particularly like the graduation bear, it’s such a unique idea for a gift.

    Great review Rebecca, I love your passion for our small businesses 🙂

    • Rebecca
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Awh yes the bears are so sweet. Thank you Jane, I love discovering these small businesses! xx

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