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





Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Custom Order #8

Puppies for Melanie

Please note (to anyone interested in requesting Custom Orders using your mink stole):
I had promised to make these Custom Puppies (instead of Teddy Bears) long before I decided to limit my Custom Orders to ONLY Teddy Bears ... so please don't ask me to make puppies or kittens or anything other than Teddy Bears. After almost 30 years of hand-sewing leather pelts into little creatures I just have to set limits ... my hands both hurt and have numb areas ... so it takes me a long long time to finish each little creature.