Thanks all. I think the reference to Jennifer Laing's book is what I am thinking about. I guess I am just suffering from a lack of confidence. I have made many bears and other critters from my own designs, but I think the loss of all of my patterns and books threw me for a loop. Maybe they were my crutch.
I need a bit of help. I am trying to remember info pertaining to pattern making. I know if you are making a bear, the body is a certain size compared to the head. For example if the head is 2 inches the body would be maybe twice that size. I had a book that gave all of the dimensions, but I lost all of my books in the fire. So what I would like to know is either the dimensions or what book gives this info. I had several books, but I can't remember which it was that gave this info. Does this make any sense?
Well the little elephant is winging her way to Hawaii. I really appreciate your greetings. I am now working on a rabbit and feeling like things are looking up. Because I lost most of my bear making supplies in the fire, I am having to move at a slower pace. I think one of the things I really miss right now is the books I lost. So if any one has suggestions for books that I should be on the look out for, please let me know.
Hello all. It has been such a long time since I have been on this site. The past several years have been tough for me. I had put all of my bear supplies away and just hid away. I do not like roller coasters, but that is what my life became. Then to top it off, I had a house fire in March and all of my mohair was lost. Well, I finally gave in and ordered a bit of mohair. I just need to make a bear again. I hope I remember how. I was very pleased to see many familiar names here. Hopefully I will not be a stranger any longer.
It's been quite a while, but I am finally getting my bear making drive back. Life can deal an awful hand, and it has for me. But I also know a little girl who has been dealt a blow by life. So I have made Emmie for this little girl. Emmie can't fix the problems in this girl's family, but maybe she can get a bit of comfort from her.
I, too, have been lurking. It has been an incredibly tough year for me. It has been 3 years since my daughter's death, and I was told it would get easier. But this year has not been an easy one. I have relived all of the fears and nightmares, which made me want to just bury myself under my blankets and stay there. But I have felt much better lately and have actually made a bear. It is a very small and simple bear, but it's a bear. I feel like it is a start. I will post a pic in the gallery.