Hi there, my first post here and my first post in what feels like a decade on Craftster. I don’t really know if it has been a decade but it sure feels like it!
I seem to have a very Pippi Longstockings attitude when it comes to crafting, so of course I believed in myself and can sew a teddy bear marked “level: skilled”! Because renovating a house, moving out of a flat 40km away from the house while taking a drivers license and all that Christmas and NY stuff was not enough, right?!
He’s my first finished teddybear, but I did practice on two others that will be done once I get my crafts room unpacked. They don’t have a recipient yet. And now to the important stuff: Pelle the Polar Bear.
My little nephew Eddie at 2 years LOVES everything to do with polar bears. His favorite teddy bear is a plush called Peter Polaris. Eddie is becoming a big brother this April so of course Peter is getting a younger brother too!
Many years ago (10 maybe 12) I saw a polar bear kit at a local crafts fair. So naturally I tracked the company down and looked for the kit. They didn’t carry it anymore. Oh well, they might have the pattern and I could just get the supplies in their supplies shop. Nope. No go either. So I wrote them and asked and they were so kind to go through their old archives. They found the pattern and make a kit for me
He is made in white Steif mohair, hand sown, tightly stuffed with wool and of course he has steel granulate in his paws too. His nose is leather. It doesn’t show very well on these pictures but his eyes are sky blue.
Here he is sitting down:
Eddie was fond of him right away petting him softly and hugging him while looking very happy Nothing more can be asked for.
Warm regards, Anne