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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Bear update

Sorry about the no blog been sick there was three types of flu / colds going around and I got them one right after another. I'm on the mend and back at it. I'm ready to due more bears but as I was sick I got into sewing a quilt. I learned how to do cathedrial windows and I can't stop. I'll post a pic tomorrow.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Bear Pictures

I"m Beary tired today

Hi gang sorry for the long span between post. Been beary busy. I'll show you what I've been up to.

received an old lamb's coat and was ask if I could make her a teddy bear out of it and I could keep the rest. I've got two done and it always surprises me although I use the same pattern they always come out different. Each have their own expressions.

As you can see I'm in the process of adding the limbs and head to the body. I sew the head on the body but joint the legs and arms. I make my own joints by using 1 metal washer 1 wooden disk 1 cotter pin

1)   Find and mark on the inside of legs and arms where you want your cotter pin to enter.
2)   Find and mark on the inside of the body where you want your cotter pin to enter for the arms and  
      legs.
3)  Then - in this order put 1 metal wash on the cotter pin - then put 1 wooden washer on the cotter pin.
4)  Take a limb and put cotter pin with both washer on it through the lining and fur.
5)  By now you should have both washers at the end of the cotter pin and the cotter pin coming out of 
     the limb.
6)  Then push the cotter pin through the fur and lining of the body matching the entry marks that you
      put on.
7)  then put 1 wooden washer on the cotter pin and 1 metal washer on .
8)  with needle nosed pliers bend each sides over. This will attach the limb to the body and make it
      movable.
     NOTE: The tighter you make the joint by bending the cotter pin may cause the fabric to wear faster.
                  Tight joints do make it easier to pose your bear .
        Well that's it.
     Today I'll finish putting number three bear together. Have a great day. Make sure when you go outside to hang on. The winds are wild here. We have big tree limbs crashing down on properties.