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39.5cms (15.5 inches) standing
Blossom is made with a combination of long pile dense alpaca for her face, chest and inside of her ears and a gorgeous hand dyed dense, curly mohair for her arms, legs, body and outside of her ears. She has been extensively scissor sculpted to get those super cute chubby cheeks. She looks out through black english glass eyes and her nose is hand-embroidered in DMC perle cotton.
She is jointed with lock nuts in her legs and wobble jointed arms and head. She is stuffed with polyfill and weighted with stainless steel shot to give her a nice weight. Blossom has trapunto style feet which have been air brushed with Copic markers. Her face has also been airbrushed with Copic markers.
Blossom wears a heart pendant with faux crystal and pearls around her neck, as well as silk ribbon.
My journey of bear making started in late 2009. I had always wanted to try my hand at crafting a bear, but with little to no sewing knowledge, I put it off for many years. One day I decided to bite the bullet (with a push from Mum) and went to a Spotlight class with a lovely lady named Val. She taught me the basics of bear making and drove my love for the craft into overdrive.
I started designing and making my own bears in May 2011.
I use the finest quailty alpaca and mohair, and also use Sassy and Cashmere fabrics for mini's.
I live in the suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria with my two beautiful children and my wonderful, supportive partner.