I made this little bear a few weeks ago and he’s been sitting on my desk since. He’s my first handmade stuffed animal and was lots of fun to make, though I made it up as I went along and thus made some really stupid mistakes. There was quite a bit of unpicking and swearing and accidentally stabbing myself with needles.
He’s for my uni project “Play” and I’m making lots of other stuffed creatures for him to hang out with. I’m going with an endangered-animal-made-out-of-recycled-materials theme, or making something nice out of rubbish, making animals precious and so on and so forth. Explaining it makes it sound a bit contrived and ridiculous, but alas, so is art school! The bear used to be a dustbag from a laptop case and some old pearl bracelets. He’s about 25cm long from bum to nose, in case you were wondering.