Mr Bear - He's done!
Gosh this guy has driven me crazy this week. I've stared at him this way and that, I've picked him up, I've shifted him about. I spent a day or two playing with my cheesecloth buttonhole wheels in what can only be explained as totally avoiding him.
The felt pieces were way too thick, they looked ok in the photo, but in real life they were awful. I thought for a few days about filling the eye sockets with stitches, but that would've put too much focus on those eyes. Sigh... I think I hated Mr Bear a bit this week. I even thought about tossing him in the drawer and starting something else. But Miss P has her heart set on him. So I rifled through my stash and found some plain black cotton, did a bit of a test. Decided that a single strand of floss for the eye highlights was too thick, so I used regular sewing machine thread.
Even now looking at the photo I'm regretting that nose. I tried to put a few stitches across the top of the nose and couldn't get them right, so I pulled them out. Arghhhh. Hmmm he needs something on the top of that nose. I might well end up hating him again this week.
But we'll see.
Oh I found out who originally drew this guy, a Russian graphic artist called Olga Gamynina. Thanks Olga, hopefully I did you proud.