(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.
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.
in the sky
Kiss me with your
Petal wings - -
Tell of spring.
Thanks for looking!