Monday, August 31, 2009

Edwina Makes Her Blog Debut

If you read this post, you know that I promised to show you what I’ve created when it was all ready and the photos were taken. I am so glad to be able to tell you it’s now done. My auction piece for the Teddy Bear Reunion in the Heartland show next year has been finished! Nothing like thinking and planning for months and then sending it out the door at the last minute, eh?

Meet Edwina who stands about 12” tall. She’s not a classic looking witch which I hope the Halloween fairies won’t hold against her.

I am posting this close-up of her clothing so you can see the lace. That lace is from my mom’s sewing stash. She really had a knack for choosing beautiful trims and my sisters and I uncovered quite a few of them when we organized her sewing room. I took a little bit and dyed it to match Edwina’s outfit. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I took it out of the dye bath. It was a perfect match and that hardly ever happens.

The other golden colored lace you see in the close-up also came from my mom’s stash. I dyed it as well. This lace I added to her hat along with the black braid that I used on the underdress.

Sometimes it seems like projects like this go on and on, and when you’re finally finished you look back and wonder what took so much time. The show she is destined for is one I’ve never attended. It happens every five years and is supposed to be a terrific event. Now you know I’m not the only one who sent an auction piece so I’m really curious how all those bears are going to spend the next ten months - probably attending one soiree after another. Maybe I should send Edwina a note and ask her to send me a postcard from Iowa to let me know how she’s getting along.

On second thought, she'll probably be too busy with all the other bears to sit down and write. I guess we'll have to catch up when I see her next year.


  1. What a delightful bear! She will be a wonderful addition to a special collection! You are SO gifted!

  2. She is absolutely precious! You did a wonderful job!

  3. Thank you ladies! Your comments are so sweet. My dad gave his nod of approval too so you are in good company!

  4. How pretty! Clothes simply charming! Very please!

  5. Oh Ginger...she is just so adorable. Love the pretty and perfect for Edwina! Such a darling little face...

    Have a great week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Ginger,

    Edwina is gorgeous! I'm sure the witches and fairies will be accepting of her -- maybe a little jealous -- she is dressed so finely! :D

  7. Thank you all - you are all so kind. I'm sure Edwina would be flattered. I certainly am. All the best to you all.

  8. she is beautiful! you are so talented! Dee x

  9. She is so classy and beautiful. You did a great job.

  10. she is so gorgeous and cute, i like the hat and the charm in the hat. The face is so cute!

  11. Oooooooh! She so beautiful!!!


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