I finished up Pip this last week and couldn’t be happier with the end result:
Does it get any cuter than Pip? I don’t think so! He is just an amateur bear maker’s dream and he was super easy to put together.
Last time I left off with his facial features unfinished so the first thing I needed to do was sew his ears on:
By following along with the instructional video for Pip I was able to do a pretty fair job of them and even got the hang of doing the curve on the second one which gives it more character:
Next came the eyes which were pretty straightforward. I did remember not to mess around with them too much because the little wire pieces that hold the thread are pretty fragile. Once they were in I pulled them tightly like she suggested:
They really give Pip life:
Next was shaving off the muzzle, which is my least favorite part because it’s scary trimming fur down to the fabric! Not just any ole fur, either, but mohair fur!
I took my time and ended up with a pretty clean muzzle:
It definitely gave more definition to his adorable little face:
Finally it came time to embroider his nose on. That took a bit of doing because, well, I’m just not that good at noses *yet*. I started off pretty good by following along with the video:
But somewhere along the way he ended up with a more rounded nose than a triangular one, which actually looks really cute:
I definitely need to learn not to pull the muzzle fabric too tight.
He has plenty of flaws but it’s all part of learning. I fell in love with him immediately:
He promptly got to join in with Freddy and Scragg while we looked at my next TeddyTech projects that already came in the post (yay!).
We unanimously decided on Hopkin Hare:
I’m doing him for my daughter because he just looks like her type. I’m pretty excited to branch out into new territory and away from bears a little so make sure to join me for next week’s Teddy Bear Tuesday.
Or should I say, Teddy Hare Tuesday?
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