Friday, December 19, 2014

Wee Hatta

Wee Hatta

I'm just mad about this little bear I have just finished! He's called "Wee Hatta" because he is a 9 inch version of a 23 inch bear I made in 2012. Here is his big brother:


As you can see, I have used scraps of the same fabrics the big guy wears. It was a fun challenge to recreate the look of his clothing and accessories in the smaller scale. The scale of the prints and textures are different but I think they work. I also wanted to do some detailing on the paws to match the bigger bear. Wee Hatta is the second bear I have done with needle-sculpted paws in this style. The technique is completely different from the applique trapunto I do on my larger bears, but it lends itself much better to his little feet and paws! Both bears' paws feature shading which helps with the family resemblance.

It was easy enough to find tiny wooden spools at the craft store, and while it was time consuming, I enjoyed wrapping each tiny spool with thread from my own cache. Good thing I did since I had to do it twice! The first spool chain looked a bit too bulky, so I got some smaller spools.

Chain of spools--take two!

Wee Hatta already has a home and is winging his way there right now, hoping to arrive as a Christmas surprise!

Here are a few more photos.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Technical Difficulties!

So after my camera battery died earlier, then the Paypal bottons didn't work for anyone! I am so sorry.  I sold each bear to the first person who inquired via emal about them.  It was the fairest way I could think of. This is the first time I have tried to do a timed update. I wanted to try it that way so everyone on my mailing list could have a chance of seeing them. Apparently, this idea needs some work. I will do my best to serve you all better next time.

Thank you so much to all who adopted bears from this little update and to those who adopted bears from the recent show.

Best Laid Plans?

I am very sorry to say I must delay the posting of my bears for a few hours! This is the first time I have planned an update for a specific time and I discovered as I set up my tripod that my camera battery has lost it's charge and now I must charge it!  "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray."  It happens to me often enough, which makes me wonder if they really were the best laid plans.

I am sorry for any inconvience this has caused. The new posting time will be 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, this evening December 5.

Click on the Available link above at that time to  see the bears.