Out of the "Blizzard of 2016" is born:
Der Bär Blizzard Kind
(translated from the German: "the bear blizzard child")
Being "stuck inside because of the storm" has its benefits!
I pulled out some German mohair and wool felt that I had on hand.
Then... "tweaked" one of my original jointed teddy bear patterns.
I created this particular pattern for a bear published in the
2006 Teddy Bear Calendar by Workman Publishing Company.
I found this vintage Little Leather Library book:
"The Bear Hunt and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoy...
Well... how could one not be inspired!
Sculpt a whimsical paper clay head.
Sew and stuff (with excelsior and wool) the German mohair body and limbs.
Incorporate (5) cotter pins and wooden disk joints.
All before the sunset... on this, the Lord's Day!