Thursday, 26 April 2012

Snoot

 a couple of weeks ago a lovely lady asked me to make a bear for her upcoming little bears 1st birthday.
She was after a Wally or Egbert, and when I had neither, but asked her which one she would prefer so I could make them for her, she gave me the dream answer- " Make whatever bear you feel needs to be made"
Not quite being able to quite believe, or fathom the freedoms this meant and kept to the bears she asked for.  I started on a bear like Wally, but something about the first head bothered me around the left eye, and then when I adjusted the pattern I felt the nose was too wide. SO I started to make a bear like Egbert  - thinking perhaps if I made her both of the ones she asked and gave her a choice it would be best.


But in the meantime before had i received the order, I'd started on this little white bear head. And while I was working on the two bears mentioned above, I also just couldn't leave this head alone. I felt it really had something, and was feeling less inspired or in the mood for the bears above. I kept getting completely distracted by whitey , and  I was feeling that this little -at that point earless-bear head was the bear that I felt needed to be made.
So I posted a pic of white head on instagram and hoping she might see him, and then I would know where to go from here.
Luckily she did ( and as it turned out was hoping he was the bear for her littlie) so it all worked out perfectly. And Snoot was born.



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14 comments:

Catherine said...

Snoot is so lovely - and I'm so glad you followed your instincts xo

mel @ loved handmade said...

Snoot is perfect! x

willywagtail said...

I just love your creative process. It really looks like Snoot needed to be made. Cherrie

BigLittle said...

Snoot is just the best name! Lisa xx

Joolz said...

He's gorgeous! It's lovely to hear how he came to be!

jennie said...

LOVE how Snoot came about Jess!XXX

Stitched Together said...

Snoot is perfect for a little one. Such a open childlike expression.

Kylie said...

Snoot is just divine - I love him! I'm sure he'll be very well loved wherever he goes too. Some bears are just meant to be :) Kx

74 Lime Lane said...

Snoot is beautiful. And I'm sure he will be well-looked after at his new home!

Suzanne Warren said...

Snoot is gorgeous!

Megsie said...

such a charming sweet little face

Mare said...

i absolutely love him!

Lola Nova said...

I love, love Snoot! Such a sweet one!

Sally said...

Snoot was meant to be.