Friday 30 January 2015

Bonnie Bear ..... my latest creation.

"In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion."
-Peter Gray 

"Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams."
-Jesse O'Neil 

Having started you all off on hand felting I wanted to say that I have nearly finished my bear.
  She is hand felted with merino wool and mohair.... She is nearly finished I just have to attach her glass eyes which I am waiting for through the post...

The process of making her has been amazing.  I have enjoyed every hour on her.  The biggest challenge has been her face and the placing of the ears as if it is not right the face begins to look like a mouse!

As you can see she has an antique brooch on which is a thistle and as she has turned out to be Scottish her name is Scottish too...

I thought I would give her a Homespun Stitchworks twist and therefore vintage and antique were the order of the day.

I have added a vintage piece of paisley fabric as her head scarf bow.  I loved the colour with the thistle brooch...... 

 Bonnie has long legs and arms which is based on antique
bears and I have embroidered her nose in a darker brown antique thread as I felt that black was going to be too stark for her.  I hope that this has given you all the nudge you may need to try something new and as you can see you can make a bear your own with any design you decide.
When her eyes finally arrive and I stitch them on, I will show you a picture of the finished vintage Homespun bear....

Well I am away to my stitching room and today I am embroidering a sampler.... 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!

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