I had found these beautiful old velvety seat cushions to make a bear out of... I was so excited, I had drafted a new pattern and was so confident in it working at least somewhat well, that I cut out all the pieces and begin sewing them together.
Then... dun dun DUUUUN!
The fabric was too thick to turn when it came to the arms and legs! NOOOO!
So, I will have a very strange bear in the works, one with a strange, old, velvety body... and who knows what for arms and legs! Haha!
It will probably look seriously disturbed... but I just can't bring myself to scrap the body fabric, since that turned just fine.
I should have pictures of that tomorrow :)
I also put more work in on the sculpted doll head, and it's going to be baked soon (then it will look even worse!) and then I'll have to figure out what I want to do for ears. I'm contemplating giving it some sort of mechanism that will allow the ears to detach, because I want to make huge fairy ears for it... but might not *always* want it to have huge fairy ears.
Don't even ask me about making a mold and casting that thing in resin. The very thought sends shivers of terror down my spine.
On a positive note!
I was garage sale'n this weekend and I found a bag that was intended to hold bathroom supplies (it's called the "Everything Bag")... but it works PERFECTLY for holding bear making supplies!!!
I know, you're thinking, 'Bathroom bag from a garage sale, ewwww!' ... but it was brand new with tags. Huzzah!!
I'm one of those nuts who has to have a bag for everything... or sometimes several bags...
Also positive, my boyfriend did a very wonderful thing and got me quite a few bear making books from the library he works at... so now I can read up on the wisdom of others.
I want to do nothing but sew little bears and design new patterns...
is that terribly unhealthy? ;)
ps... I also am starting to work on logos for Little Bearries... haha! (I'll probably have a post with a few logos in which I will ask opinions :)