Thursday, November 5, 2015
Last year I did a set of 8 bears for a co-worker of a previous customer. The bears were made from a denim shirt, t-shirt and plaid fleece lap blanket that had belonged to her dad. At the time, she said she wished she'd kept something belonging to her mom, but everything had gone.
A few months ago, she contacted me and said that she'd found her mom's favorite sweater set put away (where she could find it, of course!) and would I make her 4 more bears? Absolutely.
There were only 4 bears this time because (a) her mom wasn't a big woman, and (b) she'd passed away before any of the grandkids were born, so unlike the dad bears, which were distributed to three sisters and their children, the mom bears were only going to my customer and her sisters.
I like every custom bear I do, but I honestly think these may be my favorites right now - the colors and the embroidery just make them really special.