Saturday, November 3, 2007

Busy hands, more bears!

From yards of mohair, to parts and pieces. This is what I do while watching evening television! For two or three nights I'll draw my patterns onto mohair. The next few nights are spent cutting them all out. Evening television.....a great use of time!! Who knew?! ha!
The next step is to trim the mohair away from the seams with the electric razor. Oh boy, what a mess that makes! Bits of mohair fluff cover me and everything else in a four foot radius. Then begins the job of pinning and sewing, pinning and sewing. It's actually one of my favorite steps because I turn the music up really, really loud and just work away.
And what do I listen to? Lately it's Amy Winehouse and Rihanna. Although, I have to say, yesterday I spent a lot more time dancing around than I actually did working!!
Warmest bear hugs and a lovely weekend to you!! Aleta


Shantell said...

Awwww...look at those piles of soon to be dancing silliness.

Have a lovely weekend yourself, Aleta.

Christine L said...

So that's how you bear makers work!

'Tis wonderful and I thank you the lesson.


Folksie Linda said...

That's a great way to get your work/fun done! Love to see what the pink mohair will be??? Hmmmm!! Hugs, Linda

Vee said...

Hahahahah.... that's pretty cute. Look at all those little, neat, tidy, stacks of teddy bits and pieces ... lol .....

Charmingdesigns said...

Im not sure how I found you but Im glad!I havent made a bear in 15 years...I thought it was a lost art..or I thought no one in oregon made them.I cant wait until I have a chance to really look at your back blogs and all the people you have on your list! Maybe I will get excited enough to pull out my mohair that has been packed away.Are there any shows where they sell supplies and such? I'm in Keizer. Hope you come over to my blog and visit me...I would love to find some fuzzy mohair to make my birds. Laurie

Brittany said...

Hahaha! I can picture you dancing around your studio and not really working. That has been my mood today. I keep trying to get things done, but dancing seems to be more fun!

Good luck with those tiny little bears!

Love, B

Pauline said...

Oooh I look forward to seeing the lovely new holiday bears from this delicious pile of pieces. I love your bears Aleta.

Warm wishes