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« on: September 06, 2013 12:02:38 PM »


(Hi Sweets4Ever...If having more than one bear disqualifies me from the miniature challenge, please let me know and I'll resubmit photos with only one bear - - thanks!)

These bears are tired of staying awake at night to chase away bad dreams.  Instead as they sit around a quarter, they are considering whether they want to try out their wings to become butterflies.

I found a book at the library on making miniature bears and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I definitely got carried away as I experimented with different patterns, reduction (to 70%!), various fabric and naps. 
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Their limbs are attached with embroidery floss which allows them to rotate, and a cotter pin connecting the head to the body allows the head to move and hold it's position.

From the photos notice when sitting they are about the size of a quarter, or apx 1", and when standing upright measure about 2".

Although hard to see in the photos, the hands/feet have contrasting pads along with eyes, a nose and mouth to show expression on the face.



After completing a few (without wings), I read a poem* which captured the sweetness of these gentle giants and inspired me to attach a few silk flowers for their wings.



BUTTERFLY*
Flutter by,
butterfly,
Floating flower
in the sky
Kiss me with your
Petal wings - -
Whisper secrets,
Tell of spring.



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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013 03:27:23 PM »

That is some impressive stitching and some very cute flutter-bears. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013 09:17:41 PM »

They are adorable!  I gotta say, though, the picture with the pile of fluffy severed bear limbs makes for an interesting image  Wink
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    « Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013 11:21:45 PM »

    These are so adorable.  I want to make one too. The wings are such an original touch. I am impressed that you made them with moveable limbs when they are so tiny.
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    « Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013 08:37:19 PM »

    Oh my goodness, they are adorable!  They just make me happy.

    And three bears are totally okay.  Your total bear kingdom is less than 4"x4", which is perfect. Cheesy
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    « Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013 01:56:11 AM »

    They are adorable!  I gotta say, though, the picture with the pile of fluffy severed bear limbs makes for an interesting image  Wink
    Very true on both counts!

    kcli - Your bearflies are lovely!
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    « Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013 09:23:10 PM »

    I am amazed!
    And I love the parts pile!
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    « Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013 04:54:17 AM »

    my gosh all the tiny stitching :O
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    « Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013 06:08:54 AM »

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    « Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013 09:02:50 AM »

    those are really sweet. 
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