Tuesday, November 8, 2011

See this lovely old mink coat…

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This has been my project of late. I am lucky to have been commissioned to make two bears out of great grandma’s mink coat.

And they are both sitting here looking at me with their beautiful wide eyed teddy bear wonder.

And I can’t post their pictures because they are going to make someone a very special Christmas present.

So, it will have to wait.

In the meantime, just thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve been working on.


This is what my work space looks like right now. I have four bears waiting for names and finishing touches and three bears cut out and pieced together.

We are going on vacation here in a few days. I’m so ready to get out of rain country for a little while… ! I’ll have some pictures of that to post here too within the next few weeks.

Until then, love and teddy hugs…. from Vicki and the bears


  1. Hi Vicki,
    Those bears are going to make a very special Christmas gift for someone. Lucky them! Have fun on your vacation!

  2. I hope you are getting out in this gorgeous weather today :) I think I might actually need sunglasses *gasp* Make sure you post pics after Christmas of what the two bears look like, I can't wait to see:)

  3. Hey Pat, I'm happy to hear from you. Hope your weather has cooled a bit. It's definitely cool here about now. Also hope you are getting caught up on all your Christmas projects. Take care, Vicki

    Hi Angie! Yes it is SO beautiful when the sun shines up here... does it make up for all those sideways rainy days??? I don't know. I'll post the pictures after Christmas. Thanks for your comments! Vicki

  4. I am seeing a couple of very nice bears coming from that coat:o)) Anyway, you enjoy your break and looking forward to seeing your pics:o))
    Take care and have a good day.
    Hugs Lyn x

  5. Enjoy your vacation!! Curious to see some pictures,

    Love your work space and bears sitting there!!!


  6. Hi Lyn, thanks for your thoughts. It was kind of freaky cutting into that heirloom coat, but it was like the bears were just there waiting to be born. Take care, Vicki

    Hi Leny, I am glad you stopped by to visit a bit. I enjoy visiting your blog, too and viewing all your creations. See you both after the trip! Hugs, Vicki

  7. Can't wait to see the bears made out of that mink coat. What a sentimental way to re-use a great g'ma's coat.

    Hope you're having a great time on your vacation. We're slowly getting settled in our new home - after about a week with no plumbing and water. Ugh. The worst is over, though. Yay!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  8. Hi Tracy! It's so nice to hear from you, in the midst of all your trying to get settled in your new home. I hope it's all working out. Take care! Vicki