My newest member of the bearkidz-family is Martin.
At my visit in October to the Euro-Teddy show in Essen (Germany) I had bought some mohair fabric,
just in case .... !
Sometimes I want to work with a different material, other than yarn and it is nice to have some materials on hand when the mood strikes. Exactly this is what happened, and the result is Martin.
He is 7.5 inches tall and made from sparse German mohair. His face is needle felted, his paw pads are made from a suede-like fabric. I have applied shading with dry oil paint and knitted a hooded vest. Martin is disk/cotter pin jointed and weighted for a nice feel.
I leave the door to my backyard open so Raven can walk in and out as she pleases.
You will always find her carrying one of her teddy bears around! Raven has her own collection! She owns a panda, the one in the picture and another brown bear. I am only glad that she knows which ones are hers and which ones are mine!
Finally I got my newest bear to do a photo session with me! Alvin is his name and he is 7 inches tall, one-of-a-kind and entirely crocheted. He comes dressed in his knitted pants and has a tiny vintage key hanging around his neck. Alvin is available for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/50718