Tuesday, August 16, 2016
New Bear and Old Bear
Remember when I promised to restore my husband's beloved teddy bear? Well, I am finished with the restoration and he is looking quite sassy there on the left!
To restore him, I opened a small seam and removed his ancient stuffing. I am not sure what they stuffed toys with back in the day, but, I seriously hope that was not asbestos. Next, he was gently soaked and washed for a looong time. He was really dirty and it took a lot of time to get that grime off. Once he was clean and dry, I replaced his missing eye with a matching safety eye (thank you Amazon!). I restuffed the dear boy and then sewed him up again.
I thought about restitching his mouth, but, I like his expression. He is a boy's teddy bear and has a somewhat defiant look which I love.
On the right is my latest Mr. Ted. I am doing the ears and eyes a new way - I like them better than the original pattern.