After receiving a few very touching emails asking about my silence and lack of new items, I thought perhaps a blog post was in order.
Thank-you for being so concerned, dear friends.
The last I wrote, I was teasing you about the next bear I had planned ~ one to coincide with a 100 year anniversary coming soon. My plan had been to create a bear to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912. I will be making a Rose bear dressed in that smart boarding suit from the 1997 movie.
And I have made some progress. I was able to find a beautiful pinstripe fabric in the correct scale for my 12-14 inch bears ~ no small feat, let me tell you! I was about ready to create the fabric myself. And I even made some very cute bears. But since the discovery of my mohair allergy, it is taking me a while to get the correct scale of my patterns due to the heavier density of the faux fur (Tissavel from France) that I am using now. It is gorgeous fur ~ but I want to get it just right, so it may take me a while longer to create one slim enough to assume the role of Rose. Please bear with me.
Some changes in my life are coming soon which I cannot talk about just yet ~ perhaps next week. These changes have brought with them much to do and so I have been otherwise occupied and have not had all that much time for sewing. What little time I have had for sewing has been used for commissions. (Thank-you Sue and Brooke!)
I do have two bears that are almost completely dressed (soooo close!) and a little mouse who will probably make his debut later this week. He has got a terrible hankerin' for something sweet and I think you will all enjoy seeing him.
So fingers crossed ~ and send all those good thoughts and wishes in my direction.