Thursday, May 5, 2016

Custom Twin Teddies

For Linda

Features of Custom Teddy (Pattern #1):

Bears stands 11 inches tall (sits 8 inches)
black glass eyes
embroidered waxed and sealed nose
6 joints including a double jointed neck
hand-stitched vintage minks from family mink stole and collar
scissor sculpted face
gently hand-painted details
wire armature in arms and legs
paw pads from cashmere/wool coat
stuffing: polyfil and plastic pellets

From the wool/cashmere coat I made a few extras ...
also heirloom memories.

I made two blankets for the teddies to sit on: one side is from the coat lining (one blanket has the coat's monogram), the other side is the wool/cashmere coat. I added the label (I personally love vintage labels), and each blanket has one of the coat's beautiful vintage buttons sewn on a corner.

Well, when I looked a the coat's sleeves I had to turn them into traveling/storage bags for the teddies.