Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thomas Philip Bear
The other cats have settled down. Most of them will never know he's not still in his room; Nicky, the one cat he did spend time with, is a little confused, but he's adjusting to being out with the tribe.
On a more cheerful note, I wanted to introduce my first custom bear for the upcoming holiday season. Custom projects usually slow down over the summer, which was okay since my summer temp job hasn't ended yet (soon!), but I was happy to take this guy on, and even happier to send him off to California yesterday.
The one piece of clothing my customer supplied was her grandfather's plaid shirt. She contacted me through Etsy and said that she liked a particular photo on one of my listings, and could I do a bear that looked like that one. She didn't have a sweater to send, only the shirt, but I have such a ridiculous amount of sweaters on hand, I told her not to worry and that I would find something that worked with her shirt. She also wanted her grandfather's name embroidered on the front (same as the example bear in my listing).
So this little guy is partly from her, partly from my stash, and wholly (I hope) what she wanted.
I have a few more made-to-order bears coming, and an embroidered Christmas stocking heading out tomorrow.
It may only be the week of Labor Day, but I can already feel the holidays approaching.