Monday, July 24, 2017

Custom Order #11


Custom Order for Connie







Features of Custom Mother Teddy:

Bears stands 11 inches tall (sits 8 inches)
black glass eyes
embroidered waxed and sealed nose
6 joints including a double jointed neck
hand-stitched vintage minks from pelts from family mink stole 
scissor sculpted face
gently hand-painted details
wire armature in arms and legs
paw pads from stole's lining
stuffing: polyfil 













Features of Custom Daughter Teddy:

Bears stands 9 1/2  inches tall (sits 7 inches)
black glass eyes
embroidered waxed and sealed nose
6 joints including a double jointed neck
hand-stitched vintage minks from pelts from family mink stole 
scissor sculpted face
gently hand-painted details
wire armature in arms and legs
paw pads from stole's lining
stuffing: polyfil 






I created a little sitting pad for the teddies from the stole's lining to incorporate the pocket with the original owner's embroidered name and on the other side is the stole's label


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Custom Order #10

For Brenda


Custom teddy from Brenda's mink stole
using my Teddy Pattern #2


Features of Custom Teddies:

Bears stands 11 inches tall (sits 8 inches)
black glass eyes
embroidered waxed and sealed nose
6 joints including a double jointed neck
hand-stitched vintage minks from pelts from family mink stole 
scissor sculpted face
gently hand-painted details
wire armature in arms and legs
paw pads from stole's lining
stuffing: polyfil 
























Monday, January 9, 2017

Custom Order #9

Finally finished!

A three bear custom order for Dawn...
and my last creations for 2016!

Dawn, Thank you for your patience ... there were just too many distractions and disruptions during the Holidays so it took me a long long time to complete your order ... but (I think) these teddies turned out beautifully so I hope that you feel that they were worth the wait.



To see my Work In Progress post with photos of me creating these teddies:





Teddy #3650


You've probably noticed the color differences in the photos. I usually take my photos in natural light but it is raining today, a rare event in Southern California, so I took the first photos using "daylight" light bulbs but the teddies look brown rather than the almost black color with a reddish undercoat that they actually are. So I took more photos by a window and the colors are a little more accurate although they look more red than they actually are. It is suppose to rain most of the week so I'm not sure if I will be able to take photos outside, which I would love to do because the colors of these teddies are just so wonderful!!!

Teddy #3651




Teddy #3652