Thursday, April 23, 2009
Raewyn a Fairy Bear
Raewyn is a gift for a friend that collects fairies. I had a lot of fun making her. The fur is from Sassy Bears and Fabrics. It is the first time I ordered fur from there. The fur is specifically for miniatures bears and is synthetic, kind of like upholstery velvet. It was wonderful to work with and I am currently working on another small bear in a tan color. Raewyn is 4 1/2" sitting(she was made to sit), her eyes are hand painted and her paws are ultrasuede. Her wings were purchased from JTBCREATIONS on etsy. Each wing had a 1/2" wire at the center for attaching. It took me a little while to figure out how I was going to attach them. Using a small jointing disc, I put both wires through the hole then bent the wires down. To make sure they didn't rotate, I put epoxy glue on the wires and disc. The disc was then inserted into the back seam and the seam sewed shut. I had a lot of fun looking through the bead catalog to find the perfect ones for her "crown".
There has only been time to sew at night because during the day for the last 2 weeks I have been going through my book inventory. I had high hopes when I purchased the inventory almost 2 1/2 years ago. I was led to believe the income would be much higher than it actually was. Now, with postal rates going up May 1, what little profit there was on book sales has gone down to almost nothing. The books with low values are just going outahere! The inventory, which took up the entire garage, will now only take up 2 walls along the sides. The plan is to have it all gone within a year.
On an upbeat note, another idea for a bear came to me night before last. Some new fabric I purchased on Tuesday sparked the idea but she sorta came together right before I fell asleep that night.