I love and enjoy making my realistic style bears, but classic bears were my first love. I have been playing around with a classic teddy design and have come up with two different little fellows, Chester and Tommy. Unfortunately, I cannot help myself, and I added hand moulded epoxy clay noses and eye whites (in felt) to each. Tommy has hand-painted eyes. (So not that classic!) They are both made with a lovely curly, tipped Schulte mohair.
Next week is half-term, so I hope to find the time to make a new bear or two for the Stratford fair in June.