Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Work in Progress ...

Work in Progress: I'm working on eight custom teddy bears!

It is rare for me to work on multiple teddies at the same time. I prefer to work on and finish one teddy at at time. But I had a Custom Order for eight teddies from one mink coat and when the Olympics were on television I realized that working on this order ... like an assembly line ... was the perfect thing to do! By the end of the Olympics I had all eight bears cut out and sewn together (this is the most time consuming part since I prefer to hand sew). Now I need to stuff, assemble and sculpt, so I still have a lot to do but, to be honest, I was able to finish the most boring part while enjoying the Olympics.

I have also started sculpting again ... this is good exercise for my hands which are permanently numb and sore from hand sewing leather pelts for the past 26 years.

These are hiking sticks!
To see more photos of them please go to my 
"Next Stop Fantasyland" page (link above)