As promised, I'm sharing with you the bear I made as special Christmas gift to my hubby. He appreciates these things made by me!
My FIL passed away at the age of 54... I decided to make a special bear for my DH to keep forever, with some things belonged to his father. As he loves Sherlock Holmes, let me introduce Sherlock...
To stain the tag, I dipped it in coffee and then put on a baking pan, spread with cinnamon and 'cooked' in oven for about 5 minutes (be very careful while paper is in the hot oven). I like the result very much, and it smells good too. Thanks to lovely Sandy @Quill Cottage for sharing the recipe! She is quite a talented and productive crafter, and shares a lot of fun projects, so please visit her blog when you can.
My FIL's pipe and buttons from old clothes were used too. I managed to sew a detective outfit without having a pattern, I'm not sure I can do this again!