Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Custom teddy and companion puppy

For James
from his beautiful gray mink stole

The original order was just for one teddy (pattern #1) 
but that only used about half of the mink stole
so when James requested a companion for the teddy
I just had to recommend a puppy.
(Actually I designed my puppy pattern originally to be a companion to my teddies)
This is the perfect pair!
Luckily the mink stole that James sent was perfect to create this pair
because I can only create this puppy if the pelts that I have are
thin full pelts with dense hairs ... 
and that is exactly what James sent me to work with.
This was my ideal pelt and it was a pleasure working with it.
I am very pleased with the results and I hope that James will be too.

Features of puppy:
Glass eyes
Embroidered, waxed, and sealed nose
Hand-painted details
Stole lining used of inner ears and paw pads
6 joints including a double jointed neck for a charming head tilt
Wire armatured in limbs for gentle posing
7 inches (standing straight up)
5 inches sitting or standing on all fours

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Custom "Sister Bears"

For Carol and Joe

Sister Bears created from family heirloom mink jacket

Teddy #3625

"sitting blankets" for teddies created from a special dress and the coat's lining

Teddy #3626

My apologies to Carol and Joe because I did not see my notes to myself that Carol requested either ultrasuede or leather paw pads instead of the usual paw pads that I make for my custom teddies which is to use the mink garment's lining. So sorry, but your sister bears still look wonderful!