Another passion of mine is making teddy bears from old fur coats. I find it a real challange and I'm always surprised of the end product. I can use the same pattern but each bear is truly one of a kind.
Anyway here is Papa bear made from an old winter coat from my mother inlaw. I wanted to capture that old worn used look. The vest was scrap material from my stash and the buttons from my button stash. Working with fiber I find I save everything. I also make my own arm and leg joints which I hope to post at a later date along with a finished Mama bear.