Haha, well my first bear's name is "Diyi" (dee-ee), which means "first" in Chinese (how creative, I know ). I was hoping to name my second bear something similar-sounding (since they're both from the same pattern), and it just so happens that Louis is written as "Luyi" in Chinese pinyin (loo-ee).
So now I have a name! *Sniff* It's perfect
So happy to hear you like them, Pink ^_^ I wish I had more supplies to make more!
Wow, I love the bears you've made with needle felted details - especially Anastasia (what an adorable bear! ). I never would have thought to needle felt clothes etc onto the bear before! Such an awesome idea~
Aww, thanks Jenbee. I was so unsure about working with tipped fur on such a small bear (it curves too sharply and exposes the backing), but I think he turned out okay. Next time I'll try the same length on a bigger bear.
Oooo, I just found your bears on Facebook through your website. They are adorable!!
Thank you, Michelle. Haha, yes... Here's hoping he survives having his head swatted around by that mischievous girl.
Btw, just finished looking at your bears on Facebook. They are stunning! I especially love your colourful sibling collection It's so much fun making different bears from the same pattern, there's so much room for creativity!
I'm so thrilled to have almost finished my second bear! It's taking longer than I would have liked, and I'm still learning so much about what order to do things in (eg, sealing the nose should be done AFTER needle felting the muzzle, haha)
My first bear, Diyi, just couldn't wait any longer, and she started playing with the new bear as soon as my back was turned They look so cute together, I didn't have the heart to separate them just yet
My, what big eyes you have! Heehee, 12mm eyes might be a better fit, but it really depends on the look you're going for.
There is one thing you could try -- trying spacing the eyes a little further apart like in the photo below (do this after you're finished stuffing). This might balance the features out a bit better, but if it still looks "odd", then downsizing to the 12mm is your next best bet.
Keep at it! Today my poor bear had his eyes and nose ripped out twice and his chin replaced. So cruel, but at least he ended up looking cuter