Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Panda Bear Nut
At long last another bear.
Made with the mohair that I dyed with onion skins weeks and weeks ago.
The photo doesn't do the dyeing justice, as it is a mixed mottled golden colour.
I still haven't sewn claws and still intend to do a few other things to this bear. But as I dyed the mohair so long ago, maybe I should at least show the results.
I have also given this bear real boot button eyes. REAL BOOT BUTTONS. Not glass ones.
As I love bears to growl or sing, this one has a string pull music box.
It is also hand sewn as with all my bears. The dress material I saw tucked away at the bottom of a huge pile of material at a craft fair. Fell in love with it because of my love of panda's.
Talking of which, here is a panda that I made last year.
It took me weeks of hand stitching on paw pads.
I also used a lace butterfly that I had been given from my friends trip to Venice.
Now the bear has found a home in Oxford.
Before I send her off thought you would like to see her properly in the cottage window.