Monday, January 10, 2011

Gertrude, a big 17" vintage bear


She is a lovely large bear made from a lovely fluffy cream mohair that has been aged to a little vintage perfection. She took me some time to create, even though she is big she is still hand stitched. I stitch all my bears twice and then fray block all seams. She has cute little ears, glass teddy bear eyes, and a rough stitched nose. I found this old cotton darning thread in brown and gun metal colors that I used and it turned out great. She also has stitched claws with the same thread. The thread is delicate and it took several tries because I was treating it a little too rough. There is so much going on with this big girl. She wears a vintage green dress with pink crochet trim that I have been saving just for a large bear. She also wears a pink doll sweater that his seen better days. It has been washed a little too much and is felted and has some holes. She is adorned with her favorite magnifying glass that hangs from a string of green sparkly glass beads. On her sweaer she wears her initial on a glass etched glass lense that is attached to her sweater on a piece of vintage pink ribbon. She also wears a vintage pinback that says "Be my Jazzy Baby." She comes with her own little blue bear that is just as sweet as she is. She is a little weighty, filled with a combination of cotton, wool, and steel shot. All my bears are overdyed, aged and well plucked for that well-loved, long ago look. She is available on ebay with many more photos.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

She is stunning. I'd love that coat for me!

pussman said...

Oooh! She is so prewtty! I love the colours of her clothes! Congratulations!!
Happy New Year to you!

pussman said...

Oooh, I misspelled pretty!!! :(

rainy sundays dolls said...

Just found you, OMG your little creations are superb, love ALL of them, please keep them coming, and all by hand ?
WOW, you must have the patience of a saint lol!
RSx

Prim's by Kim said...

she is amazing xoxo

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