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.
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 bears...so 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.
Thanks! I laughed when I read the bit about acorns , Melissa! 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.
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:
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 !!!
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 !!
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
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)...
http://www.teddy-talk.com/img/members/2 … 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".