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This is an amazing Kitty! The face is adorable bear_wub

~Ellen

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Wow! I just love all your Puddles. They are all so unique! bear_thumb

~Ellen bear_original

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Wow! How adorable! bear_wub

The toes are so cute...I think I may have to try needlefelting soon... bear_happy

Bear hugs,
Ellen

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Marvelous! What a creative design, the details are fantastic! bear_thumb

~Ellen

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Adorable! I just love chubby bears... bear_wub
By the way, lovely photography! bear_thumb

~Ellen

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Copy-of-IMG_0753.JPGHere we go!
I just finished making my teddy! bear_grin

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Paula, thank you so much for this challenge! It was fun, and I finally got inspired to create a new pattern!
Pandas are a new design for me, but I am pretty pleased with the way she turned out...

Thanks again!
~Ellen :)

Whoops, I forgot the details  bear_whistle

Annabelle is
3" standing (2"sitting)
made of Long Pile cashmere and a "mystery fabric" from a local fabric shop... bear_happy
She also has pulled toes, onyx eyes and is thread-jointed (and disc-jointed...yes, there is a story there bear_whistle )

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Lynette,

Thank you for your help!
Tweezers will probably be a good idea, the bears I've managed to turn without using them were all made with non-fraying fabric. bear_happy

Also the Japanese silk sounds interesting, I'll have to look into that. bear_original

Thanks again!!!
~Ellen bear_grin

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I agree with Tina, 101 Bears to Make is definitely a great resource!

My other favorite is "How to Make Enchanting Miniature Teddy Bears" by Debbie Kesling. This book is so cute and it has very clear photos and instructions, it even has a section on starting to sell your bears, which I've found very helpful. You can find this book on eBay occasionally, but I believe that is out of print so there are not very many copies circulating...

Hope this helps!
~Ellen bear_original

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Oh this sounds fun!!!
I'm going to try to make a bear that is inspired by pie...I'll have to see how that works out  bear_tongue

Kelly, what a cute idea, I love it!

~Ellen bear_grin

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Wow, thank you everyone!

All the info is really helpful...I think I'll try a few small pieces of the sparse mohair from Intercal, it sounds great and the colors are wonderful! bear_thumb

By the way, all your bears are adorable!!! Thank you so much for posting their pictures! bear_original

~Ellen bear_original

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Hello,

I am considering purchasing some mini-mohair to make my teddies with and I have a few questions...

My bears are typically about 2 1/2-3 1/2" tall and usually have fairly thin limbs...should I enlarge my patterns when using mohair?

Also what kind of mohair should I purchase? I am looking at the mohair from Sassy Bears and Fabrics ( http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.c … atch=exact )
has anyone else used this mohair? If you have a pic that would be great bear_original

Finally, when working a mohair, what precautions do I need to take? I realize that it will fray, but I am wondering if since is a natural fiber do I need be aware of pests (bugs and such) when using it?

Oops a few more,

Does mohair aggravate allergies?
Are there synthetic substitutes that look like mohair on a finished bear?

Thanks for you time!
Sorry about all the questions bear_whistle

~Ellen

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This is my first attempt at something like this...with Photofiltre bear_grin                                                                                                                                                      BearzbyEllen.jpg


~Ellen bear_original

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Thank you so much everyone!!!   :hug:

I'm really excited!!! So many wonderful bears and ideas!!!

~Ellen bear_grin

BearzByE

Ohh, sounds fun!

I'll give it a try too!

~Ellen bear_original

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Hello,

I've been lurking for quite a while, :redface: but finally decided to join!
I've been making miniature teddies for about 3 years now, my avatar bear is one of my latest bear_original
I hope to soon start off my business (Bearz by Ellen) the information in the library has been very helpful, so I hope to have my business ready to go by early Spring  bear_original Now I just have to make more bears!!! bear_grin

My other interests are, cooking, photgraphy, knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking...all are probably responsible for my dwindling bear output bear_grin

Anyway, I'm really excited about joining...

~Ellen bear_original

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