Awwww!!! I was going through some of my old photos, look how sweet! I remember this one and thinking it wasn't that good.. crazy! We are way to judgmental when it comes to our own work. I look at this now and wonder if I could make one as sweet again, lol See how a little time and experience can change the way we think! All I see now is the cutest, sweetest little guy I ever made! And I adore him.
And after this tiny bear I tried another with regular sewing thread and a tiny hook. I actually managed to make a teeny, jointed bear! And again, I thought it should be better! I remember when I shared him on facebook I felt anxiety about it. My
stomach was turning and I thought it should be cuter or better in some way, WoW!! Such crazy thoughts.. I look now and wonder how I did it! Sewing thread?? And it's jointed? Really?!! He isn't the cutest, I'll admit that still, lol but goodness me, I was being waaayyy too hard on myself no doubt about it! To just make a magic ring with 6st with sewing thread is something to be proud of! And then to get all the parts together was a huge challenge! Not that good?? I say, what were you thinking Sharon Ojala!!
I kept both of these bears, thank goodness! I've been known to trash projects when I think they aren't the best. I'm actually lucky to still have the yellow one. I dropped it after I made it and couldn't find it for the longest time! He was lost in the carpet, haha
I think in 2015 I'll do another photo shoot with these two. They will probably end up living in one of my dollhouses, right now they are safely tucked away in a jewelry box.
Life lessons learned from a couple of teeny bears ~> Be proud of what you make! If you can't see it at first, put it away then come back to it later and see how time changes your opinion. Appreciate the challenge it took to make it, and most of all enjoy the mistakes! Mistakes happen so we can learn. And learning is what it's all about. Thank you teeny bears! I am proud of you :)
PS: I made the brown one with punch embroidery thread. I then made another which is my miniature Panda so I could have a published pattern for him. I ended up making the panda bigger, about a half inch taller or so, but making him bigger was easier to explain how to shape and sew it together. To make the brown one you'd just have to change the position of the ears and the way you shape the muzzle and of course use one solid color.
Have a wonderful, and crafty day!