Monday, November 3, 2014
First, a bear made from an argyle sweater. The buyer wrote to me and said that she lost her husband a few years ago, and has two small children. She and her husband were active in the youth ministry at their church, and children he mentored are now old enough to marry and have children. There's a baby due soon who is being named after her late husband, and she wanted to have a bear made for them from one of his sweaters, complete with monogrammed bib.
The two little bears are for her kids, because I remember how much it sucked to lose my dad, and at least I was old enough to have memories of him. These kids won't, but at least they'll have bears.
Lastly, a set of 3 bears. The purchaser there said that her mother was a very elegant, tasteful woman, and to prove it she sent me two of her mother's jackets, a dark purple and a black one. Very tasteful, very elegant. Very dark. I asked if I could add a third fabric to break it up, and chose a small floral that kept the dark tones but added enough light that you could actually tell the other two fabrics apart. Lilac bows and embroidery for the nose/mouth finish the brightening.