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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Well Loved.

Amiable furry creatures breathing at our side...

... sweet and loyal, their paws always on hand even in the darkest night.

We love their comforting hug, the ability of listening and keeping a secret, never judging or complaining.

They bring out the best in us and make us fall in love casting such tender gaze...

... No wonder that teddies, like dogs, are our best friends!

"You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear."
R. Newman
If someone you know is sick or in dire need of love, no matter if young or old, give him/her a teddy bear!!
I'm proud to introduce Thomas, the first of my 'well-loved' bears, named by my DH after Thomas Jefferson. He will remain to live with us in the attic, among vintage leather suitcases, antique lace and other friends. He's made from distressed mohair and stained antique linen. I would like to make more, if my hands decide to co-operate. Hmmm.
Monica x.


  1. Oh, Monica! He is charming!!! And you, my dear, are very talented. Thomas really does seem alive!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Oh Monica, Thomas is adorable !
    He looks so sweet, I love the color of his fur !
    Gorgeous pictures with beautiful things !
    Hugs for you and Thomas,

  3. Hello Monica.what a cute lovely bear this is !!

    Have you make him yourself ?????.....do i understand that right ??

    Well done !! have a pretty day tomorrow.hugs for you and Kim of course........

  4. Beautiful bear and a lovely post, Monica! xo

  5. Monica,
    He is amazing. While reading your post I kept thinking of my golden Max, then I came to the end and you talked about dogs. I would also add, won't backtalk and if he could he would always hand in his home work!
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. He is gorgeous! Nothing better than a teddy bear!!

  7. Thomas is wonderful, I love teddy bears, and yes they make me smile. take care Monica, I hope you are well. hugs.

  8. I couldn't agree more & Thomas Teddy bear is gorgeous ♥ You are so talented!! I have a Teddy named Oliver that sits in the wing chair in our bedroom as you said beautifully "casting a tender gaze" :-)

  9. I love him......so beautiful!!! Hope you'll make more!
    Margaret B

  10. Hi Monica,

    I adore Thomas, and love the vintage look. How lucky he is to be living up in the attic with all your beautiful antiques and other friends.

    I hope that your week is going well.

  11. Monica, I love your bears so much. They are absolutely charming - I just want to reach in that photo and hug Thomas!


  12. i am your newest follower, btw!

    do come by and visit with me too!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  13. oh is this ever a charming post! and so true...i will never forget my first bear!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  14. Oh Monica your Thomas looks like my Theodore. A bear from my childhood, much loved to this very day. Your work is wonderful and the thought you put into it shows. I have been absent for awhile still trying to get my hands to feeling better. I thank you dearly for your wonderful letter. It ment the world to me.Teddy (the dog) sends high paws and licks to you and Kim. Hugs from me too! Sharon

  15. Hi Monica,
    What a darling bear; love teddies! I gave my mother a teddy bear while she was in the hospital and she was just like a little girl, pleased as punch to receive it! You're right, it doesn't matter how young or how old we are, everyone loves a teddy bear! Have a beautiful weekend.


  16. Now that is one sweet Teddy! What would be do without them!!


  17. You made him, Monica? You are clever. I love his expression. Bye for now, Lesley

  18. Oh Monica I do believe that Thomas must make the best of companions. He is so darling and I can tell has the sweetest of dispositions.

  19. Oh such lovely one...you want to hug him.....
    You are so right.....A bear can be a great help if you are in a bad period of your life.
    So create some more friends, if your hands will........such great art....
    Fine days

  20. Beautiful job, very nice bear!
    good week

  21. Hi Monica

    Teddy bears are naturally comforting. I love the facial expression they have. Very sweet.
    Have a good week
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  22. Hi Monica!
    yes, it's great that you'd like to add my link! thanks!

    your photos are so pretty...!
    i'm off to read you more now!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  23. I don't blame you for keeping him! How many times a day do you run up to the attic for a hug? Hm?

    I hope you are feeling well. We have also had LOTS of rain. Hugs to Kimmie!

  24. Oh Monica Thomas is adorable!!!! Are you Sure he doesn't want to be a Texas bear? Hee Hee. I love him & know you do too. Good Job! Hugs! Charlene

  25. Monica, you made Thomas??????
    Oh my gosh girl.... you are amazing!
    My hubbys name is Thomas!
    Your sweet Thomas tugs at my heart strings....
    I love teddies!

    Give Thomas hugz from me...he is adorable!

    Hugz, Dolly


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