Tuesday, 4 March 2008


I've always made bears who look brand, spankin' new and whilst I've often admired other bear makers' wonderful vintage style bears, have never dabbled in that particular genre myself ... until now! This is 'Walter', a 13" vintage style ted with boot button eyes and a little waxed nose. I've made him a wee bit 'slumpy' with loose joints and slight understuffing and well, as I sit here with him on my desk and ponder him, I think he's beginning to grow on me (metaphorically speaking of course!)

'Walter' profile

The knitted vest I showed you in my earlier post is a tiny bit big for Walter and as his mohair feels so scrummy, I've decided to leave him 'in the bare' and will make a bigger bear especially for the vest, another day. I guess that's just the way things pan out from time to time and there's no point fighting it, you just have to go with the flow!

'Walter' 13" vintage style ted 2008


  1. Paula I love him! Really, really do!

    I too love the vintage style bears, but when I think about doing one I always find I want to do more to them. I might embrace it again in the future.

    Give him a hug from me!

    Hugs, Sarah x

  2. The shape is just wonderful. I would love to do vintage type bears but its so hard when its so different to your style. That said you can still tell its an All bear. Well done for trying something new.

  3. It's so lovely to hear your positive thoughts about this change of direction .. thank you! I have had a mental block about making vintage style bears for many years and I am sure it stemmed from the fabric choices I was making. A new piece of mohair in a different finish and hey presto, my mental block began to dissolve! I'm very happy to hear he still has the 'All Bear' identity too ... that is a relief!!!


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