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.