These guys are quite little and about as miniature as I get ( which isn't very miniature at all really) when it comes bears, measuring about 4.5" tall and 5.5" long.
They are inspired by the little steiff crib toys from the 1920s-30s.
I had wanting to be make them for quite sometime, but spent a lot of time studying pictures and thinking about them.
I liked the idea of having a little bear, but also something different to my other guys who are all jointed and more "teddies" rather than little bears if you know what I mean, but who were still keeping in the same sort of style.
And when I finally did the first little guy came together easily on the first go.
|first little guy|
One thing I love about them is they have found a perfect use to my scraps of mohair left over from my bigger bears, which aren't enough to make another bear, but feel like to much to throw away ( especially as mohair is about $200 a metre!)
And because I hand dye all my mohairs it makes each little one unique and one of a kind.
|my favourie one so far|
Since then they've been quite a few including my two latest ones, nicknamed Mr Shagalicious