Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Harry Patch Bear (the last Tommy)
As promised to True Blue Canadian a grainy picture of a Soggibottom Harry Patch Bear.
Our last Tommy......
I had to hunt around the cottage to find the old photo's.
Taken on our now obsolete camera.
Every time the real Tommy........ Harry Patch hit the headlines with another birthday I would be utterly amazed at his longevity and the history within.
How could I not make a bear.
I never made Harry Patch with patches of sewn on cloth, he is an ordinary bear with larger than normal ears. I think his ears were his charm.
I normally tend to make ONLY ONE of any Soggibottom bear. By doing that I tend to think it makes the bear really special. The Harry Patch ted's orders just kept coming......
I still have his pattern by the way!!!!!!!!!!
You will have to catch me when I am in a beary making mood............and I have the time.
Soggibottom Bear fact..........
Harry Patch was a child friendly bear.
Safety eyes and joints.
Made with Beautiful English Mohair.
It is easier to make an artist bear using glass eyes. (honestly).............
I never kept or made a Soggibottom Harry Patch Bear for myself.
I now wish I had!
I did give one away to some one special.
Michele x x x