Ok, this first bear is made from my own pattern... sorry these aren't the world's best pictures of them... I just snapped a few with my phone.
This one is a little panda. I hand dyed the ears and limbs pink.
I also tried some new techniques on him. He has glass beads in his limbs and belly, and I love the way they make him feel, and how they let him stand. I also tried a new method of making his nose, and I think it turned out really well. It's the best nose I've made yet. I think with a few more practicing tries, I'll have it down.
His joints are all cotter pins.... I got a fancy new cotter pin turner and that has made using cotter pins so much easier. I can't believe I didn't buy one of those right away.
I also bought a stuffing tool that has made things so much easier. Seriously... what was I thinking?
This second bear is made from a pattern I purchased from Gotta Share This by Vivianne ... her Percy pattern, which can be found on her etsy site.
It's a lot cuter than mine is... and it's taught me a lot about how I need to go about refining my own pattern. I also used glass eyes on this bear... which was actually kind of scary!
Time to start refining my own patterns so that they don't look so silly anymore.