I wanted to show you just how little fiber I use for a toe.
Man, I could use some lotion! Really though, pretty small amount. Same for mouth too. Once I get all the limbs done I lie them all out on the sponge to make sure everything looks even. Wouldn't want one leg longer than the other.
I string the legs first to get the bear balanced. Then add the arms.
It looks pretty easy but I always stress out during this phase. The legs have to be perfectly straight otherwise the bear won't sit right. The legs must move freely in all directions. Same with the arms, they have to be balanced over the legs and around the tummy. Once she is all strung I take a big sigh of relief .
It's fun to choose the material for clothes. It's harder than you think. There is so much gorgeous material out there. But when you cut a 2x2 inch piece, the design totally disappears. So I have to look for fabric that maintains it's integrity and feel at two inches square. A lot of fabrics I use are geared toward quilters which hold much larger designs than I can use. So sometimes it gets a little tricky. Plus the fabric store loves it when I toss 6 bolts on the counter and say, "I'll take 1/4 yard of each please."
I think she likes her outfit. Look at those eyes.
I sew all my clothes by hand. There's no way I'd ever attempt to sew a 1/16 hemline on a machine. I love sewing the clothes. There is something very therapeutic about backstitching. But Sally still needed something else. A hat? No. A bow? No. Hmm...I know..how 'bout wool slippers.
Yes. Perfect. With snowflake buttons no less.