He's finally finished.
Its taken a while but this little bear is finally finished.
I started him about this time last year at a class with Heather Harwood and somehow he never got finished off.
For a long time all he needed was a nose and to have his ears sewn on.
The nose never seemed to be right and was undone so many times I found I could only do it outside in the bright sunshine.
I was reminded of his state when I took things from the bedroom the other week and gave myself a talking to about all the UFOs I had around the place.
So last night he was finally finished off.
For a few years bear making was all I did. No other handcraft seemed to hold my attention. I sewed them all by hand as using a machine just didn't seem right. It was during an unhappy time of my life and I spent a fortune on Mohair, stuffing, joints and glass eyes making loads of them and then giving them all away as gifts.
I have kept the first one I made and another but no others.
It had been a while since then so when I saw this class advertised I booked in and even tho it was graded as beginners and I knew what I was doing it was nice to listen to a fresh voice talking about the craft and hearing new ideas on finishing tecniques
This little one will stay and maybe it will rekindle my interest in something I really enjoyed.