I was asked to make a teddy bear for a 2 year little boy with autism. After a little research (namely a call to my mother who was an occupational therapist in the schools) I came up with this little combination. He's also from a new pattern for me, McCall's 6135, which was a pretty decent pattern once I got the pieces figured out (If you ever used a McCalls craft pattern they are laid out very oddly in little boxes, this one had individual pieces for each part for each bear even when they could just have you cut two of the same
) He went together very nicely, though I did leave off his tail. But for some reason he looks like a knock off of a carebear to me...maybe its just the fabric
These first two pictures are the most accurate for color. I had a heck of a time adjusting my pictures (I should really invest in Photoshop) unfortunately Washington state is undergoing major major rains so daylight is a no-go
I wanted to show off his little paw-pads.
Oh AND he is all from stash! Green soft and comfy fabric from Joann's from previous teddy bear exploits, the white soles are flannel backed satin from a baby quilt, white muzzle is fleece remnant from my mom's stash, and the heart and paw-pads are from a quilt my mom made for me when I started college (well she started it then and finished it just in time for my birthday this last year, so just 5 or so years later)
My mom helped me pick this combination of fabrics based upon texture. The body is uber soft, the soles are silky, and the heart and paw-pads have some texture due to the stitching. She also advised that I make his face nice and obvious so he can learn about parts of the face...hence the ginormous felt eyes
And a little teddy bear cuddling
He gets dropped off this weekend so the lucky little recipient should be unwrapping him for christmas.
Thanks for looking!