Here are a couple of bears I’ve been working on this week. Debbie sent me all that great Comes Mart stuff and I wanted to send her a softie in return. I asked her bunny, kitty or bear and she chose bear and so I tweaked the bunny doll pattern to make a bear doll. Shorter ears, shorter legs, big nose… they turned out sufficiently bear-like I think. My Mom got in on the action and asked for one for her friend’s new granddaughter so there are two. Cordelia, on the left, is made of corduroy and is for Debbie and Cora, on the right, is brown flannel for baby Alicia.
Cordelia has a wool felt collar and cute pink vintage button (thanks Melissa!). I experimented with making the one-piece dress actually a two piece top and skirt. I’m excited with how it turned out. And she has a little pocket for whatnot.
Cordelia’s shoes. I’m pretty happy with them but what I really want to get is a teeny tiny hole punch so I can punch out little designs in felt. Maybe something like that is a scrapbooking gadget?
Cora’s sporting a little wool felt cameo pin that I tried to embroider a bear profile on. heh heh. Stephanie the answer to your question is because I’m a wacko. She had a big wide spot in the center of her collar to fill and the dress fabric seemed sort of victorian to me and a cameo popped into my head. It’s a pretty wonky cameo and surely this baby will chew it off in a new york minute but it was fun to make.
Cora’s little wool felt victorian button ups that actually button up.
Ok, Oscar’s up from his marathon nap. Off to the baby pool!