When I was asked if I could create a special Christmas bear back in August, I glibly said yes without considering how tricky it might be to transport my creative self into full festive mode - after all, I hadn't even finished work on my autumnal bears, let alone the Halloween show bears at that point. Nevertheless, a promise is a promise and for weeks I avoided eye contact with the looming October deadline ...
20" 'Christmas Carole' will be featured in 'The Teddy Bear Annual 2010'
Eventually though, I realised I would have to get to grips with this piece of work if it was ever to be published in The Teddy Bear Annual 2010' - with or without a tinsel bedecked workroom to inspire me! My plan was to create a classic bear with a subtle Christmas twist ... finally inspiration struck just in the nick of time! I found an unusual cotton fabric printed with the lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' and happily it worked perfectly with the beautiful peachy mohair and twinkly eyes I had planned for this special bear! 'Christmas Carole' may be subtle, but she is most definitely festive and full of Christmas sentiment ... I hope you like her!
By the way, in case you are wondering, I will be making 'Christmas Carole' available for purchase when I open 'Santa's Sack' on my website later this month ... ho ho ho!