As one bear travels to her new home.
Another comes over our little bridge.
If your squeamish, look away NOW.
This little bear has been in a dog fight. Looking at her I can see there is no way am I going to be able to put back what must now reside in the dogs stomach.
Emailing her owner today, it was hard to find words to say, that as soon as I touched the little bear I found bits came away in my hand.
Because of the bear's distress she was delicately handled before she came to Soggibottom anyway.
If I am to put this little bear together again, I need to explore and take things apart.
One side of her is better than the other, her head caused me a problem.
Which makes me think she has been lovingly stored away, but with her head showing and possibly her left side being covered. Her right not covered at all.
Little bear is in safe hands. Doing the normal RIGHT things to a distressed bear, well, there is no such thing as normal.
She lost her head.
Limbs, she only lost two this week. The idea being not to change the bear, but to repair what can be repaired.
Cotter pin joints. They were put back only three new pins needed. As much of the original bear needs to be saved.
Her head fell to bits as I tried to sew, no way could I put safety eye's in her. I tried, failed.
The problem being that this little bear is made of sheepskin. The actual skin is paper thin and at a touch falls to bits.
This repair, is so NOT EASY !
I won't say what part of the little bear this is. I hope her owner will forgive me.
She will however look better when she can see.. head back on, and in one piece only an ear missing now.
Here she is at the moment :-) LOADS to do..... but, coming along.
She will look better at the next update. She will have eye's.
Little bear will be fine. GLORIOUS SUNNY DAY, little bear needed time on her own to recover anyway.
The sand digger and headless wonder can be found over at CAT FLAP CAVALIER as usual. Have a good weekend guys.