Over the years I made hundreds of little teddy bears and other critters . I call them my Furry Friends.
Quite a few have been adopted and are now living all over the world from the Netherlands to the USA, Canada, France , the UK and Sri Lanka.
People often do not believe I just use chenille stems and pipe cleaners for making my bears. When they try making one they often tell me that theirs does not look like mine. I guess that is because my first bears did not look as good either.
I did start making them many years ago when I was in Rehab . There was very little time or space for crafting so I needed something easy and quick. Over the years I have perfected the technique so my bears have changed quite a bit.
People often ask how I give them a certain expression and to that I can only say this : once the basic bear has been made, the bears take over and they tell me who and what they want to be. I never know what they will look like till the bear tells me and he or she is finished.
And sometimes a bear wants to be a bunny LOL like the one I made today. He is 1 inch tall from the top of his ears till his little paws.
He said he wanted a trip to my favourite city but for now he is very happy having his very own Eiffel Tower.
Feel like making your own Furry Friend ? Try the tutorial on this blog.