Saturday, March 1, 2008

Edward Bear--What's in a Name?



This is Edward Bear. He is going to hold a little boy doll in a sailor suit. I was going to make a bear to hold a Goldilocks doll, but as I began to cut his pieces I began to picture a bear with a light blue sailor collar holding a little boy doll with a sailor suit. The gold color of the fur made me think of Pooh and Christopher Robin and I thought this pair could be reminiscent of them. Later, as I took the last stitches in the bear, I began to think (as I often do at that point in bear making)"What will I name him?"
My train of thought went something like this. "He's going to wear a sailor collar so what is a good sailor name...Dad was a sailor...Hey today is February 25, dad's birthday and the bear's birthday too!...and my brother in law Chris's birthday as well--the doll could be Christopher! Edward Bear and Christopher for my father and my brother-in-law who share this bear's birthday! Those names are perfect because they also are reminiscent of Christopher Robin and Pooh since Pooh was once called Edward Bear! Serendipity!
Now. I had better get busy and make his doll!

3 comments:

All Bear said...

What an absolute beauty! Sooooooo very handsome ... *sighs* ....

gail said...

Hi Tami, I was looking around and came across your blog. I love your work.. Edward beas is such a cutey! I make bears also. I would love to add you to my blog list so I can visit again. Beautiful blog.... Gail at cupcakesandcutestuff.blogspot.com

gail said...

Hi Tami, thanks for the post. Its so funny you mentioned making a 3d version of that scetch. Because thats where I got the idea. LOL I had made a little rose bud bear pin out of some pink mohair scraps. Great minds think alike! lol Happy creating... gail