I have just finished something I love to show you, in between Christmas creations!
This is Sophie (my hubby chose her name), I was inspired by Autumn colors to use remnants of tartan fabrics and old leather to make a sweet old looking teddy.
I gave this old and charming look to her face shaving and removing fur in the areas where antique bears show signs of wear... I always have problems when it is necessary to do that to a beautiful, new and expensive piece of mohair... but afterwards I am completely happy with the result!
She wears a fabulous English antique collar and a necklace with rusty bells... jingle jingle!
Her paw/foot pads are made of old leather, and thanks to Paula's tutorial, she has the most perfect foot pads I have ever made! Thank you again, Paula!