Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BETHANY THE EASTER BEAR

I am happy to introduce my latest bear - Bethany.  She likes to play dress up and pretend she is the Easter Bunny.  Bethany is is 6 1/4 inches tall and made from white semi-distressed, German mohair that has been slightly distressed and aged.  Bethany is firmly stuffed with excelsior and weighted with stainless steel shot.  Her face, paws and ears are shaded with permanent fabric paints and he has German amber eyes and a sparse waxed nose.  Bethany has aged wool felt paw pads, with tiny holes showing the excelsior poking through.

     Bethany comes with a small, vintage German paper mache Easter egg/candy container, which is home to her friend, the little feather chick.  The egg is 3 1/3  inches x 2 1/2 inches and as it is vintage, it is not in perfect condition.  It has a few wrinkles on the graphics and a bit of discoloration on the edging.  Bethany also comes with her Easter sign, 4 1/2' x 3 ", handmade from Basswood and decorated with a reproduction of a vintage easter card.

     Bethany wears a bunny hat, that is made from the same mohair,  lined in cream silk and ties with mauve organza ribbon.  Two vintage cream flowers decorate the sides, when the ribbon is attached.  The hat has wool felt ears that are wired for posing and Bethany is 8 1/ 3 inches tall, when wearing the hat.  Bethany has a tiny, metal,  hand made bunny charm attached to her.  It was hard to get a good photo of it as it is both tiny and glossy.  Bethany and her chick, is designed and made by me, and will come with a signed hang-tag.  It is an adult collectible and is not suitable for children.

I hope you enjoy her pictures.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

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