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kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

snowy8.JPGsnowy7.JPGI finally attempted to joint the heads of my minis and it was successful!!!! Snowy is the first felted bear I have made that can move his head!  Lucky Anne (Starlite Bears) is the recipient of this bear!

makafelts Charlotte Des Roches Designs
Adkins, Texas
Posts: 1,543

WTG Kim...Snowy is very sweet! Moveable heads sure make these kritters more posable!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Thank you!!!  :hug: I can't believe I didnt try it before!

WildThyme Wild Thyme Originals
Hudson, Ohio
Posts: 3,115

Kim Bee!  I almost never get over to this needlefelting forum, but I am so glad I did!  YEA!!!!! Moving heads!  Snowy is gorgeous!  His pictures are really nice too!!!!!!

Kim Basta
Wild Thyme Originals

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 21,229

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Way to go, Kim!!!!  bear_thumb  bear_thumb  bear_thumb  bear_thumb

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Oh thank you all!!! Snowy is also in the showcase forum... I figured it has been a while since I stuck one in this forum and now since he has an added feature, even more of a reason to put him here! I am so glad that you all like him!   If he wasn't for Anne, I would keep him myself!  bear_original

Acipenser Bine-Teddies
Stockholm
Posts: 862

Kim, I think he is my favourite of yours so far. Oh wait, maybe your avatar bear is my favourite. Can't decide, both are gorgeous.  bear_flower
Did you thread joint the head? Or did you find a way of using a cotter pin and discs?

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Thank you, Sabine! I thread jointed it... I haven't figured out the cotter pin jointing way, if there is one...

Eileen Baird'sBears
Toronto
Posts: 3,873

bear_original Well done, Kim! It really makes him come alive. Lucky Anne!

Eileen

Bonnie Mountain Dreamer Bears
wooly woods of Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,538

Hi Kim,
I saw Snowy in the showcase and he's so cute. I can't do needlefelting much because it aggravates my wrist but I love it. Snowy's jointed neck is very clever! :clap:  :clap: Go you!

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

Very nice Kimmy.  Now have you tried weighting any of your felties?  You could place steel shot in a pouch and felt around it.  Maybe youalready do this.  I think some weight to these critters would be really nice...what do you think?

Very cute ...I love the snowflakes too. :dance:

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

bunny2.JPGThank you gals!

Judi, weighting them is the next thing on my list of things to do bear_original  Since the jointed heads venture went so well, I think weighting is my next venture!

Also, here is a pic of my newest jointed head felted bear... Candy bear_original

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
WA
Posts: 5,551

Love the rabbit!!!!
If I had known that you wanted to joint your bears I would have told how. I naturally thought that everyone was thread jointing.  :doh: to me. You do know that the arms and legs can also be thread jointed?
I have no intention of sounding obnoxious, just genuinely wondering. bear_grin

Matilda :doh:

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Yep they have been jointed that way since I started... I just started the head thing LOL

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
WA
Posts: 5,551

bear_grin  bear_grin  :doh:  :doh: to me!!!  :doh:  bear_grin
I certainly did sound obnoxious didnt I? :doh:  bear_grin

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
Posts: 6,568

Kim,
I just love seeing your felted critters evolve...... I'll admit with every ounce of kindness in my heart that your nose embroidery used to drive my crazy bear_wacko (OK, that's just cause I'm a perfectionist about every thread being straight up and down and in it's place) but now I absolutely LOVE your noses. Not just because they've grown on me but because they help add to the look that is the Kim Bee look and I think they are just perfect!!! They give your critters character and spirit and a sense of sweetness and fun.

Love the shape of the nose on your bunny and the way you are insetting the eye area is fantastic.  bear_thumb

Yay, Kim!!!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

The nose embroidery use to drive me nuts too!  I have gotten better... I am on almost my 75th bear now so I guess it is practice! bear_original  I am a perfectionist too but there is a point when I say to myself, JUST LEAVE THE DARN BEAR AS IT IS OR YOU WILL MESS IT UP ROYALLY! LOL

rufnut Rufnut Teddy's
Victoria Australia
Posts: 2,725

Great work Kim.  I agree your felted items have grown and grown, congrats.  :clap:

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Oh thank you, Karen!!! bear_original  I am so glad I came across needlefelting!

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