Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Another WIP panda

Love and Peace Panda is almost finished

I think I will name this panda "Tully" (Irish meaning peaceful)
I am just so so happy with this little panda !!!
It is a rare black and white panda.
I can't remember the last time I gave my bears
wool needle-felted paw pads
but it seemed the perfect solution 
to putting hearts on the pads.

When I realized that Valentine's Day is just around the corner
I decided to make a second Valentine Panda. 
I will be offering both pandas at the same time
because I want my (Panda Waiting List) collectors,
who have been patiently waiting for me to
create my next mink panda, to have a choice.

My next panda will be created using the same white mink but 
I decided to use this luxurious brown mink instead of the black fur
that I used for Tully because I wanted the pandas to be similar but different.
Also I still don't think that the black fur is actually mink. I personally think
that the black fur is coney but it was sold to me as mink and it looks so similar to mink
that I am really not sure ... but it is really beautiful for black and white pandas.


My response to the question: "What is the adoption fee for my pandas?"
Answer: My pandas are typically around $500

Adoption process for these pandas:
I have already been in contact with some of my collectors on my Panda Waiting List.

To go along with my "Peace and Love" and "Valentine" pandas I have an idea 
for a third panda with the theme "Heart of Gold"

Thursday, January 7, 2016

WIP Peace & Love Panda

Work In Progress
First Panda of 2016

My first creation of 2016 is going to be a mink panda with the theme 
"Peace and Love"
which I believe is a wonderful hope for the coming year.
Of course, since I was lucky enough to have been a teenager during the 1960s,
Peace and Love is a theme that seems to have followed me through the decades.
The 1950s and early 1960s we lived through the Cold War.
The late 1960s and early 1970s it was the Vietnam War ... and on and on.
Peace and Love bears and pandas remains a recurring theme in my work ...
because I have not given up hope that someday we will live in a world of
Peace and Love.

When this Panda is finished it will be available on a First Come basis 
to any collector on my General Mailing list.
I will be sending out Available of Adoption emails as soon as it is completed.

This is a very pretty white mink collar (on a cashmere sweater)

This is a black fur coat. I don't think it is mink but is so hard to find black mink that my black and white pandas are extremely rare. The hairs have the same qualities and appearance as mink so it should make a beautiful panda.

These were the inspirations for my Peace & Love theme.
I am not sure what I will use or how I will use them but
it will be fun to play with ideas for this theme.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Custom Mother-Daughter pair

for Kathy S.

Custom Order for Kathy is finally finished!
Sorry for the delay due to the Holidays. 
I am trying to get my sewing schedule back on track.

To see all of the photos of this wonderful custom pair