I say a little prayer for guidance and permission before I start a new bear and cut into the garments for bears. It's a spiritual experience for me and turning a garment into fabric is something I don't take lightly. Only when that ritual is finished do I take a picture and begin the work. For the first time since I started making bears, I forgot to take a picture of the original garments!
|Mae's Own Handiwork|
I started the bear by cutting the front and putting it together. I wanted to be sure it all came together just right so I could take some of my self-induced pressure off my mind. I did my best to save every bit of Mae's beautiful work. I was thrilled with the way it turned out and feel I honored the work for Mae and for her daughter who will cherish this bear.
As you can see, the body of the bear is the denim and it went together like a dream. I used the pink flannel for the accents on the second Mae bear.
|Mae Bear Front|
|Mae Bear Back|