When I put this away a couple of years ago, it was not because I didn’t love this fur. I had previously made a bear in similar mohair but in a different color. I liked the results but I put this one away because something else caught my attention and my patience for working with it departed.
Then when I came across the fabric again, that longing to see it turn into the bear I had envisioned so many, many months ago resurfaced. I decided that now was the time and I found that my patience for this project returned.
In the photo below, it might be kind of difficult to discern that this furry blob is the body of a bear. Both arms and both legs are there – in there – somewhere.
And this spherical thing is the head. I know because there’s a nose there on the lower left portion. I also know this because I sewed that nose.
There’s the face that waited good-naturedly for me to get back to it and bring it forth.
The first bear of the New Year. Welcome you wild haired thing you!