The weather here is glorious...25 degrees yesterday and the forecast is good for the Easter break. I have been struggling ever since I began bearmaking, to design a teddy that will stand on all fours that lives up to my expectations. I think I have made a bit of a breakthrough this week with 'Cub'. (She doesn't have a name yet). With each bear, I am gradually getting closer to what I want, but it is a slow, baby steps process. I am not a draftsperson or terribly methodical or logical in my approach, so refining the pattern takes a long time. I have used one of my favourite tipped alpacas...the fur makes such a difference to the look of a realistic bear. I have yet to decide whether to give her claws. She has six joints and her legs are wired for flexibility of posing. Hope you like her.