Sunday, 25 March 2012

Peter - A Classic Vintage Style Bear

I don't often make vintage-styled bears but it was early German bears that first attracted me to teddies and then to bear making.  Peter is my homage to those early bears.  I have carefully aged him to look like he has lived a life.  His pearl cotton embroidered nose has been sandpapered and treated to look aged and slightly threadbare.  He has been given some smallish bald patches in areas that old bears suffer hair loss, including his tummy, top of his head and the front of his arms.  His backing cloth has been lightly aged in places.  All in all, the effect is one of a bear who has seen some life.

Peter is between 15 and 16 inches tall.  He has five joints, and is stuffed with polyfill and a sealed calico bag of stainless steel balls, which make him a good weight. His eyes are black glass and his pawpads are pure, ivory wook felt.  His fur is German mohair.  He wears a golden organza ribbon around his neck.  Peter iks one of a kind.

He is available for adoption.  His adoption fee is £120 plus shipping.


  1. Very nicely done Sue:o)) Nothing like an old style bear to hit the soft spot - such characters, lov'em!!
    Take care and have a good week.
    Hugs Lyn x

  2. Beautiful bear with a really appealing expression. You really are a well rounded bear maker. You do all kinds of bears very well.

  3. I just want to snuggle with him. Such a sweetheart! I agree with Joanne: You do all kinds of bears very well.

  4. Definitely the best teddy pattern and shape i have seen in ages! Thank you so much for sharing your progress and the finished bear.
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