Oh, goodness! It's Friday already and I haven't thought of what to share with you! I've been so busy with daily life and with making bears--embroidering nosies, needlefelting eyelids, stuffing big and little bodies. You know, as I think about it, making bears is one of my absolute favorite things to do, perhaps I should show you a few pictures of my bears in their current state of progress. Do you promise not to laugh? The bears do get very shy of people seeing them in such unfinished states. You do? Okay, let me go talk to them.
After a quick conference with them, the bears have agreed to let you see them. With that agreement in place, I'm off to take some quick photos--the light isn't great, but I'm sure you won't mind....
Okay, I'm back. Isn't that neat?! You couldn't even tell that I was gone. It looks like I scurried around arranging semi-cooperative bears into position, crossed my fingers that there will be enough light (thank goodness Matt has such an amazing camera), cropped on Photoshop, and even ate a couple of cookies all in a blick of the eye. Ah, the wonder of computers!
Well, here they are--I'm also working on sewing one, but he just didn't feel comfortable joining the group as he is covered in pins. I understand, it certainly can't be a comfortable state for him. Thankfully he's patient.
The bears just giggled and giggled while they were getting their photos taken. They were really getting rather silly. Flopping this way and that. Especially the pink bear--she thought it was so funny trying to sit up without any stuffing in her body or arms. She'd start tipping over and giggling and then a whole fit of the giggles would start with the rest of them. Silly bears.
And, of course, the felted face bear noted that they all looked like models without make-up and then the hysterics would start all over again. I explained to him that this wasn't very helpful, and he tried very hard, but he just couldn't hold back his snickering every time he caught a glipse of the two bigger bears with their uncolored eyelids. Oh, well. At least I finally got two fairly decent photos of them.
I have promised the bears that I will post their photos when they are finished--it really was the only way to get them to agree to having pictures taken now. The sweet little tan boy will probably be the first to be posted of the group as he is my giveaway bear. This weekend I'm hoping to finish his coloring, scissoring, and all the other little finishing touches so that, hopefully, my next post will announce all the details about him.