Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Oh no !!! Poor teddy ...

is in desperate need of repair because a frisky puppy mistakenly thought it was a puppy toy.

Yes, if one of your Kathy Myers' Mink Bears is ever in need of repair ... please please return it to me rather than giving it to someone else to repair.

So this poor little teddy is my next project

Fortunately, or unfortunately, all of the damage was to the teddy's head. The most obvious solution would be to make a new head, ears and neck...

 but when I searched for the mink scraps from this teddy I could only find the scraps in the photo above and these scraps seem to be a slightly different shade of brown. (My customer did not want the scraps returned so I just added them to my scrap bin ... after over 25 years of mink teddy creations my mink scraps take up several boxes). So I'm not totally convinced that these are the scraps from this same teddy. Yes, I could still make the head and neck using this slightly lighter mink ... or another solution would be a "face transplant" with white mink. I would cut out the damaged face and sew on a new white (or lighter mink) mink face. The advantage to that is that I would not have to dismantle the entire bear just to replace the head. Of course, I've never done this before so it would be a new challenge.

What will I do? Since I am not convinced that these scraps are a perfect match I think I will give the white face a try first. I actually really like my white or lighter faced teddies.

Would you like to see how this teddy #3587 looked when I finished it in August of 2014?

Examples of my teddies with lighter faces:

Please go to my May 1st post to see this damaged teddy with it's new face ... CLICK HERE