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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day: Riding Along

The strange and mysterious day is finally here: Leap Day! It comes around only once every four years to keep us all in balance of some sort or another.

I had grand plans to finish the little bear I'm working on right on this day...but life got in the way. Still, I have been trimming fur from his seams and am nearly ready to sew his pieces together. I can't wait to see what he looks like--I designed a new pattern, and he's the first bear I've made from it. His fur is pretty brown-tipped golden mohair. In the photo below, Crew member James the jammie bear is wearing blue "pajamas," and his head and paws are made from the brown-tipped golden mohair that I'm using for this new bear. Love it!

James the jammie bear, 2001

The other day, I received a lovely email and photo from a dear collector friend. Sweet teddy Logan lives with her, and she shared this picture of him riding along in a small pedal car. To let you know how small, Logan is only about 10.5 inches (26.6 cm) tall.

Sweet teddy Logan riding along, 2012

I so enjoy receiving pictures of Crew members in their new homes (or vehicles, as the case may be)! If you have a Crew member living with you, I would love to see a picture or two.

Enjoy your Leap Day, dear readers!

16 comments:

  1. Hapyp leap day to you! Logan looks so comfy in his new car, it could have been made for him!

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    1. Thanks, Katy! The car does seem to be just the right size, doesn't it? :o)

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  2. your bears have a kind and sincere expression. They looks timeless.

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    1. Susana, what a lovely comment. I am honored and touched. Hugs to you!

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  3. So nice to see you and the bears are still doing well.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. Life keeps intervening in bear making, but the bear-making bug is a strong one. :o)

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  4. oh I just love the blue jammies w little wood buttons on James-such a creative idea! And with such a sweet face full of personality, he's sure to find a good home right away (unless he lives with the Crew?)

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  5. Oh, how sweet of you, Christy! James found a home at the Nevada City bear show in 2001, my first and only (so far) large bear show. I had a hard time parting with him!

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  6. Oh dear: How Wilbur (MY bear) would love a little car like that to ride in. It seems as though it is just bear size.
    Wilbur has just told me he will ask Father Christmas for one.
    Hugs
    Granny and Wilbur

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    1. I'm sure Wilbur would love a little car. The bears here in the studio would like one, too. But they're more fond of the honey jar.

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  8. I'm glad it was of help to you!

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  9. Your bears are wonderful! I love them all!
    Carol

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    1. Carol, you are so sweet. I am tickled that you like my bears!

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