Two Custom Heirloom Teddy Bears for Melody
I created two custom teddy bears from Melody's
family heirloom gunmetal grey mink stole.
Working with this mink stole was a little bit of a challenge:
the pelts were not very wide
the skins were thin
the hairs were thin and sparse
the mink stole was small
So I was not sure how large the teddies were going to be
because if this was my mink I would have used it for
very small teddies. But instead I chose one of my larger
patterns (10 inch) and redesigned it into more pieces to
accommodate the smaller pelt width.
So even though these teddies are a bit scruffier than my usual plush teddies
(that have longer fluffier hairs). I think these two teddies are charming!
These teddies have a few extras:
I hand embroidered "Billie" and hearts on their foot pads.
The stole lining had pretty blue flowers so I used
them on the paw pads.
I also made each teddy long neck scarves from
the stole's lining. This is to accommodate a pin and tac
collection by the owner.
Features of these teddies:
- 10 inch teddy (standing) 7 inches (sitting)
- Vintage gunmetal gray mink
- paw pads from lining
- embroidered paw pads
- embroidered waxed and sealed nose
- wire armature in limbs