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Bearalive Bearalive
Posts: 791

Hi bear_original
I love the chubby cheeks bears!! You all have done a GREAT job!! I just wanted to add that I do  make a few stitches, from the top of the cheek ( right under the outside corner of the eye ) to the bottom of the cheek ( one side at a time). It is hart to explain and I am NOT too good at it!! At the same time I am making sure that the stuffing is toward the chick, working it with the needle if is needed. The stitches not only, when you pull can give a puffier cheek but, it helps to keep the stuffing secure in the cheeks.
I hope that you can understand ??
Have a great weekend.
Bear hugs. bear_wub

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

I love all your cheekies bears!  I too have done the scissor sculpting on the sides of the muzzle to create puffy cheeks.  However, I have been wanting to create some actual cheeks next to the muzzle on my I have created this look:


I made the bear's head last night.

Here is another new design I call Cheeky Chops.  I also designed applied cheeks for this bear. 



psichick78 Flying Fur Studios
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,073

Judi, those are great! Love them!

I have a pattern somewhere that was given to me, it also has cheeks like your bears, but your bears are soo much better!

I love the last one with the open mouth. I just keep scrolling up to see him

Pijangibears Pijangibears
Posts: 870

Hi Judi

They look great, both of them.
You've got a marvelous look, I love your bears, they are so cheerful.

Hugs Birgitte  :hug:

melissa Honeythorpe Bears
Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 1,789

bear_grin  bear_grin  bear_grin  someone's hiding all the acorns in their cheeks Judi!

THose designs are great....I like how one looks so feminine and the other like a mischevious little boy.

WildThyme Wild Thyme Originals
Hudson, Ohio
Posts: 3,115

Oh Judi!  They are so adorable!  I just wanna pinch those little cheeks... lightly and with clean hands of course!!!   bear_wub  bear_smile

Kim Basta
Wild Thyme Originals

plushkinbear BEAR ME SHOOTKA
Vladivostok, RUSSIA
Posts: 2,139

Judi! They are both AWESOME!!!  :hug:  :clap:

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

Thanks!  I laughed when I read the bit about acorns , Melissa! bear_laugh  bear_laugh  bear_laugh   I think the first picture looks kind of like a chipmonk.  I think that design will be a one of a kind never to be duplicated.   bear_laugh  bear_laugh  bear_laugh

I am making more of the second bear.  I like that one better than the first.  I have been wanting a bear with cheeks and instead of trying to figure out a side head design, I desgined spearate cheeks to be sew on.  They blend right in with the mohair.

It's fun trying new things, isn't it? :dance:

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Posts: 5,645

They really make me smile Judi!!! I love the puffy cheeks!!!  bear_wub  bear_wub

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

I love everyones cheekies bears !!  :clap:

Judi ! Judi ! Judi !! I love your bear #1 and #2 but I really like
the #1 !! so please make duplicate !!!  bear_wub
Your idea never came to my mind !! I never thought
of trying put a "separate cheek parts" for face. You are so clever !!!!  :photo:
May I try your idea ??   :pray:  please !!


toadbriar ToadBriar
western massachusetts
Posts: 532

hahahahah Judi I was just going to say when I saw that first head,
PLEASE make a chipmunk! You could paint his stripes just right, too!

I don't make poofy-cheeked guys but I've found this thread to be utterly
fascinating just the same. & seeing all the examples really makes learning
so much easier! TT people are so generous with helpfulness  bear_wub

EvilMcWeevil Felt Fascinated
Posts: 25

Ive just tried something similar to what you've done Judi.  But I think I did it the hard (read; probably stupid) way.  I made insets for the side of the face and the cheeks don't look quite like I had planned.  Unlike yours Judi, which look fantastic by the way.  This will be the first bear I've made in over 8 years, so I'm sadly out of practice and my bears aren't nearly as good as so many of those made by the talented members here.  Here is the head (so far)...


EvilMcWeevil Felt Fascinated
Posts: 25

Thanks, it has a long way to go before its anywhere near finished though bear_laugh

JO BEARS jo bears
Posts: 864

I have also been experimenting with puffy cheeks -I have made a double skin and stuffed them -bit hard to explain but you can put your finger up inside the cheek.1344610505_buster_10best_lightened.jpg

dangerbears Dangerbears
Posts: 6,021

That's terrific, Jo - perfect for a pup! bear_flower


mandybutler Posts: 2
Terrie wrote: … r-003.jpgI do my long haired bears like Melissa explained  but I have one on the go at the moment that has short hair that I have tried to get puffy cheeks on. He's not quite finished and doesn't have a name yet but I am pretty happy with his little puffy cheeks. I cut his muzzle a little larger so that there was room to "stuff some cheeks".

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