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Tinker, my Happiness Bear

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Toy
Sizing Other
Style Classic, Cute, Whimsical, Casual, Holiday, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Bear fur, German glass eyes, bear joints, sued on paws. Stuffing-Air tec, Embroidery thread-black.

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What are you most proud of? That he came together so well, that his head, arms & legs move & he really looks good to me. That Dorine & I had so very much fun making him. That I will always have great memories with this little bear.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pay attention to the teacher, with this or any other project that you are learning. They know the little tweaks that will make it so easy. Have fun with it & share your projects with others.

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what a sweet little bear! i did some similar for my girls when they were young and they still have them- it does take patience, but it's worth it! great job!!

05/08/2012 Flag

Thank you, they all seem to have different looks to them, no matter how many you make.

05/08/2012 Flag

Absolutely adorable. I think though if it was a child's toy I would use something other than glas eyes, but if like me you have a collection sitting around your home, then watch out I might come and steal him.

05/08/2012 Flag

Oh Yes, if it were a babies or a child's toy, it would of been made much differently. But, no little ones around here. So, as you & I know, we can have it our way. :-) Thank you for your nice comments.

05/08/2012 Flag

Tinker said to tell you he would like a trip out to NZ please! He said you can come too ;-) Well done, he's just gorgeous... love his ears, he has a very understanding looking face. Can see why he's your happiness bear... I can't even touch him and he's brought a smile to my face... wish I could have a cuddle lol.

05/08/2012 Flag

Dear Pam, thank you for your special comments.It is nice to hear that someone else feels the same about Tinker.

05/08/2012 Flag

This teddy is perfect :D Beautiful work.

06/01/2012 Flag

Thank you so much for your comments.

06/01/2012 Flag

Wow this is really cool! The mottled brown/black fur is just great. I made a bear once intended for my niece for Christmas, but my brother said they had too many stuffed animals around the house, so I kept him. Of course my brother wanted to take back his comment after he saw him! This guy must have taken a lot of work. I can tell.

11/27/2012 Flag

Thanks Cat, so sad that your niece had to miss out. I am so sure, you do things so very well. He did take a while. His arms, legs & head all turn. One of my dear friends taught me how to make him. A lot of good memories. :-)

11/27/2012 Flag

When I enlarge that last picture I really felt like he was looking right at me!

11/27/2012 Flag