OK folks I love :hug: your compliments but really I must clear this up.
I only have a wee cutie of a mini because I seeked advice. I made mistakes.....and was able to fix them because I waited for advise. I didnt want to blunder in like I usually do :redface: and ruin this wee cutie.
Only a few stitches show and I know where they are. They only show when really looked for. BUT I know they are there. I'm really pleased to have made this wee one as well as I have. That is why with each step I progressed with her I didnt want all the work before hand to go down the drain.
Now remember.....I am a professional bear/critter maker. So I should be striving for excellence.
I'm really pleased with my pattern. I will only need to alter the nose a tad to give her a more prominent chin.
Now that isnt too bad really for a first draft of the pattern.
I have found working on this mini quite a challenge. I found that you have to be focused. I have learnt so much from the wonderful advise I have been given that it will be applied to my larger critters as well.
Over all this has been a great exercise for me.
I dont think I'm being hard on my self. Now if I said this little cutie was horrid and I was going to cut her up and put her in the bin...I would not only be hard on my self but totally and clearly stark raving mad. So wishing to grow and extend our knowledge in our chosen craft , is not being hard on our selves. It is GROWTH and it is what we should all be doing in order to stay fresh and happy with our artistic expressions.
So that said....... I do love this little one and her wee friend' Starlight'. I hope to make more of them. I have a lot of mini ideas.
I'm still not sure whether I should keep this one and make another or give this one to the person she was intended for........MMmmm??...................decisions decisions
I suppose it comes down to whether they would like a mini with faults.
Amanda, is that mohair you have made your wee koala out of? He's so tiny and cute.
I am wondering if I can needle felt onto Sassy long pile. With the mini I'm making now I have an extra head.
so thought that I might give it ago and needle felt a nose and eyelids.
How big are your wee ones? Starbright is 3-4". A giant I think compared to yours.
Thankyou for the offer of help. I will take you up on that shortly.
I just knew this wee cutie had to be small for the pile to look soooooo long.
He is in such wonderful proportion. I'm finding that the most difficult. I am also now , understanding why other bear makers had spare body parts. I made four ears for this wee cherub. The pixie I'm working on now, has four legs, two heads & four ears. OOpps! plus, two bodies. :crackup:
The pixie I'm working on now, has four legs, two heads & four ears. OOpps! plus, two bodies.
Wendy you have two pixies!! :crackup:
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Well, :doh: I do aye? :crackup: :crackup:
and I never noticed! :crackup: :crackup:
Jodi, my hands are getting really sore & I still have ideas for more minis.
I have been working on a newly designed mini. I have been taking pictures as I progressed with the wings. I thought a series of photos would help others to understand the process and how EASY it is to put them together.
I have been working all afternoon on trying to finish this wee one , so I can get the final pic taken. Sorry but he is missing a tail and nose. I'm hoping to have it all finished on Sunday. He is my Xmas bear for the challenge.
I just cant see well enough anymore to work on him under artificial light.
Lena he looks smaller than that!!
Kim, I'm not sure what I'm doing with that one yet. Its sweet of you to like him though :hug:
All the pictures of these cuties are wonderful. I am getting writers cramps from taking so many notes. I love the pictures of the way the wings were made. I for one sometimes need pictures to get the whole idea. Thanks for all of your wonderful advice and information you have shared. That is what makes coming here even greater. Talking to people from everywhere that love making and and sharing teddy bear ideas and pictures. Thank you all soooooo much! :hug: :clap: