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Friday, February 26, 2016

Let's Face It

My bear has dried. 

He looked a little funky . . . so I took a mohair brush and gave him a nice combing. If you don't have a mohair brush, you can use any soft bristled brush.

As I brushed him out, I cut any pieces that were stiff feeling.

Then it was time to create his face.

I'm not very good at embroidery . . . so I decided to take the easy way out and I bought plastic 'animal eyes'.

I took a couple of pins and placed them where I wanted the eyes to be.  That way I could move them around until I found the perfect spot.

Once I found the perfect spot, I grabbed my scissors and 'poked him in the eye'! Since the felt is pretty thick, I had to wiggle the tip of the scissors around a bit to make a hole.

I put his eyes in . . . 

and here is looking at me!!

Next it's time for the dreaded embroidery . . . otherwise he will not have a nose . . . and he won't be able to smell the roses . . .or honey.

Here he is with his nose . . . and I figured I would give him a heart while I was at it. Yes, I cheated and sewed a button on for his heart!!

I stuffed him with fiberfill . . . .see it peeking out of his belly??

Next I just need to sew up his tummy seam. 

But I'm told he needs a sweater . . . or a vest. I guess I know what my weekend project will be!

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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