3.07.2009

Latest Project : A Teddy with a Past, part 1....






The adventure begins....My friend's sister inherited 2 fur stoles from her mother-in-law when she passed away a few years ago. She wanted to pass them on to her girls, but she knew if they were just the fur stoles, chances were they'd get put away and never really be seen- so she asked me if i would take them and make them into 2 Teddy bears as a keepsake for them. I feel honored that she trusted me, but it's been a daunting task,- i mean , if i mess up, i can't just run to the fabric store and get another heirloom fur stole (!) It took me forever to even take the lining out and draw the pattern on the back side of the fur , but the process has finally begun. An excellent book on making bears like this is called "Teddy Bears With a Past" by Nancy Tillberg. More to come on my adventure next post...

2 comments:

Ky said...

Hey sister-friend! I really like how this is shaping up. I would have been a nervous wreck about cutting that fur too. I think the repurposing will be meaningful for years to come. Please, please share the end result.

Lynn :-) said...

thanks KY :-) i will share the finish for sure, i need to be done by April 18th! YIKES!!!!