Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Seersucker

Summer is slow season for custom work, but lately, I think people are tired of the heat and beginning to think of the holidays.

Last week I got a custom bear order and two orders for custom stockings -- usually the stocking orders don't start until October, but I'm happy as this gives me plenty of time.

When I got the order for this bear, my customer said that her best friend's wedding colors were seersucker, navy and lime green.  This bear is made from a pair of shorts my customer's son wore at the wedding, and is intended for the (not-so-recent) bride's new baby boy.

The shorts were a boy's size 6, and just big enough to get all the pieces.  It actually came down to the stripes running horizontally across the backs of the ears, there weren't any scraps big enough to do them vertically.

I think he turned out cute, and though you can't see it in the photograph, he's got an anchor on each outward-facing bicep, like little tattoos.  He shipped off to Florida on Friday.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

You are so clever, very cute!