Bears! Bears! Bears!
My next round of purses are finished. Although I like the cat purses (and may make more of them), I really like bears much better.
For years I collected bears. Some I purchased; some were gifts. Each bear sat or stood on a high shelf... high enough to keep them from sticky fingers or sudden and quite unexpected accidents of escaping drool or spilled milk.
I would often go into my children's rooms and admire the bears, smiling, sometimes running my fingers over the soft fur, repositioning ears or legs, adjusting a paw. But then one day (mind you this was a cleaning/purging day) I looked once again at the bears, all cute and cozy on their shelves and saw dust and dust and dust.
Well, let's just say a librarian friend put them to good use as decoration at her tiny library.
I did however, keep one favorite bear~ Wilson ~ a dark brown, very soft furry bear with the cutest face. My husband gave him to me so that is partially why I've kept him. Wilson does not sit high on a shelf anymore. Oh no. He gets loved and borrowed and hugged and squished by many in our family.
So here they are, all lined up neatly in 2 rows. I need to take better photos of them first if I'm going to try my hand at Etsy. Not sure about that. Plus, I want to make a few more designs and try out some other ideas. But what do you think? Like them?