marygardenart

Patterns and animals from Mary's Secret Garden

Wilmington, Delaware · 806 Sales

marygardenart

Patterns and animals from Mary's Secret Garden

Wilmington, Delaware 806 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(281)

Announcement   Hi Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

Take a look at my patterns. You will find they are very detailed and even have the discs and Seam allowance drawn in for easy enlarging or shrinking. Each includes lots of directions and illustrations plus tons of reference photos. also if you make an animal from one of my patterns you are free to sell it as long as you give me credit as the pattern maker. I just ask that you do not sell or share the pattern itself.

If you have any requests regarding which animals you would like, please drop me a convo. Also know that if you ever have trouble with any aspect of a pattern, please email me for help. I am always available.

If you favorite my shop or follow me you will be notified when I have a new item or listing. Or convo me with your email to join my mailing list, visit my web site,
or friend me on Facebook. Thanks for looking and Happy Shopping!
Mary

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

Take a look at my patterns. You will find they are very detailed and even have the discs and Seam allowance drawn in for easy enlarging or shrinking. Each includes lots of directions and illustrations plus tons of reference photos. also if you make an animal from one of my patterns you are free to sell it as long as you give me credit as the pattern maker. I just ask that you do not sell or share the pattern itself.

If you have any requests regarding which animals you would like, please drop me a convo. Also know that if you ever have trouble with any aspect of a pattern, please email me for help. I am always available.

If you favorite my shop or follow me you will be notified when I have a new item or listing. Or convo me with your email to join my mailing list, visit my web site,
or friend me on Facebook. Thanks for looking and Happy Shopping!
Mary

Mary Jardin Wimberley

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Mary Jardin Wimberley

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(281)
Eva Syk

Eva Syk on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always learn a lot from Mary's patterns. This is the 3rd I got from her! And she helps whenever I bump into a question when trying to make the furry friends. Definitely will shop at Mary's again!

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Updates

Here's another Tom Clark original sculpt from 1990. This is a farmer Gnome boy plowing tiny Gnome crops. So cute, signed, numbered. Perfect Christmas gift.
Look at the cute little sewing Gnome I listed from Cairn studios! She's from 1991 by Lacy.
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About

All paths led here!

Having been a professional artist my whole life, I was bound to learn a little something-right? I began my career costuming and creating puppets. Then I became a designer of public attractions and museum installations with my husband in our design studio. During that time I found I could design anything from sets, to props, to costumes, to sculpted characters.
For 8 years we produced mechanical figures for Dayton Hudson's walk-through storybook villages. Each year they required more realistic plush animals for their exhibits. At first I looked to buy them but eventually, I learned how to design and create them!
I fell in love with the process since I love pattern making, fabrics and textures and especially animals! Back in 1994, I showed my animals at New York Toy Fair which was soon followed by a full write up and cover photo in a national Teddy Bear magazine, and a request by Franklin Mint to create a teddy bear. After that, I designed, created and sold collectible animals for about 20 years, was published often, won awards and even had a stint on QVC!
I took a break for a few years, moved and asked myself, "What do I really want to do?" The answer was,"PATTERNS!" I loved the idea of helping Bear Artists create animals for which there are no patterns! Artists can expand their knowledge about techniques, use of fur, hand coloration, needle sculpting and many other secret tricks I have developed over the years.
My challenge now is to create user friendly, well marked patterns with precise, illustrated directions. I am finding that I have a new following of people who want to learn and grow in the world of collectible teddy bears. They consider me their continuing education program and immediately buy each new pattern as it is released. They feel secure that will be able to complete each animal because they know I am always available to help them in any way they need.
I love people and this gives me great opportunity to share my experience and vision with my wonderful customers. I love the feedback I get as I immediately put it to use. For instance, when one of my customers couldn't find fur for her fox, I began dying and selling fox colored fur for my customers. Another customer wanted to dress her fox so I designed a riding outfit for her. Also I created the mouse pattern for a buyer who had always loved my popular sleepy mice.
So you can see how naturally my business is evolving as a result of my relationships with my customers. I love it!
I am working hard to expand my pattern base and respond to the needs of my faithful buyers. It is so rewarding to see the animals created from my patterns. Each one so lovely and unique. What animal would you like to have a pattern for?
All the love in the world to you! Mary of Mary's Secret Garden :)

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  • Mary Jardin Wimberley

    Owner

    I'm the owner and creator of Mary's Secret Garden. Having worked as an artist in many mediums for decades, I bring a lot of experience to the world of artist bears and animal pattern making. Let me inspire you through my unique animal patterns!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2016
Hi All!
Welcome to my shop! You will find all kinds of things related to bear and doll making! I have supplies, props and patterns! As a well known Teddy Bear Artist I am now focusing on creating user friendly patterns for hard to find animals. I welcome suggestions about what you would like to see.
Also when I offer a new pattern I will have that sample animal for sale, so be sure to be a follower or make my shop a favorite to see it as soon as it is available. They do not last long. Send me your email to join my customer contact list. You will be notified whenever a new pattern or animal comes out.
I also have quite a few supplies so let me know if you are interested in anything in particular.
Thanks so much for visiting my shop!
Mary

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Generally, people just pay through PayPal. Occasionally I offer an installment plan for pricier items. Also if you are buying several items, I will sometimes discount the total and give you the best shipping discount I can.
Shipping
I usually sent First Class or Priority USPS mail. With high priced items such as Mary's Secret Garden animals, I also include insurance. If you are buying a group of items, I can combine them in one listing which may help you to get the best shipping price.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer as much help through email as I can with any problems you may have with your pattern. I can also help with finding supplies. I may have fabric which might work for you or Edinburgh is now offering kits for all my patterns! Contact Donna at Edinburgh for information about kits. I do love to help so write to me!

More information

Last updated on Apr 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please write with any questions about anything. I offer ongoing advice and help through email while you are construction patterns. I also like to hear what people may want to see in my new patterns.