Monday, February 9, 2009

Memory Bears

I have a project on the go this week that has been in the making for probably 3 years or more ! A mom of my daughter's friend asked if I'd make bears from 2 family fur coats way back when I was doing memory bears. Time passed and she finally got the coats to me 14 months ago.

I am really embarrassed to say that I have been procrastinating all this time on making her bears. Isn't that awful :( She isn't in a hurry , but still. Problem is I stopped making memory bears in the interim, but I had promised to do them all those years ago. You know me I keep my promises :) I just find having orders puts a lot of stress on me, that's why I stopped. Oh well, I CAN do this and I will be so happy when I can present her with the bears. So, that is my goal this week.
How many do you see ?? There are 5 and the coats are much more dry than I thought, which will be a challenge. I need to mix and match the muskrat and seal coats to get enough for all 5 of the 13" bears. I better start cutting.

7 comments:

Joanna Mallory said...

Five bears at once, that's quite a litter!

Happy cutting and stitching!

Anonymous said...

Wow Tammy......I know what you mean about it beening stessfull. That is the way I find it to be. I bet they will be awsome and you will may a mom very happy.

TinyBear said...

Oh my - what a big project. It looks so fantastic with all those pieces. Good luck with the making :o)
Tina

Tammy said...

Thanks for all your comments !

Yes 5 is a big litter LOL.

I think a lot of people find orders stressful. Others seem to thrive on it :)

I think it looks neat with all the pieces on the fur too. It is neat to see how they transform into a bear with a personality. I think that is why we bear artists are addicted to the craft Tina.

Hugs, Tammy

Chrissi said...

Holy Guacamole!! That's a lotta bear parts right there!! :)

I'm posting late so I can see the finished products up there in your newer post...you did GOOD kid!! (((clapping))) Well done! For safety eyes and all they're gorgeous and I'm sure they will be cherished.
Well done!
HUGS,
Chrissi

Tammy said...

Thanks Chrissi , for the kind comments. Yah, that certainly was a LOT of bear parts wasn't it LOL.

Looking forward to your next cutie. I adore your bears :)

Tammy

Tammy said...

Thanks Chrissi , for the kind comments. Yah, that certainly was a LOT of bear parts wasn't it LOL.

Looking forward to your next cutie. I adore your bears :)

Tammy