Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Mink Bears

A few weeks before Christmas I posted a picture of “Great Grandma’s Mink Coat” and reported that I had been commissioned to turn the amazing fur into teddy bears for someone’s very special Christmas.

I promised to post pictures of the bears, after Christmas, as I didn’t want to spoil anybody’s surprise.

Just in case you didn’t see the previous post, here is a picture of the coat….

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And here are the bears!


And a few close-ups of bear #1.

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What a joy it was to create these two sweethearts.

Now that the vacation, the Holidays and redecorating my teddy bear room are behind me, I feel renewed energy to put into the teddy bears.

Soon there will be new teddy faces to post in 2012.

And on that note, to all of you, a very Happy New Year.

Hugs, Vicki and the bears


  1. From a mink coat to those beautiful bears! Wow, your work is so amazing! How happy you must of made your customer. Here's wishing you a very happy New Year!


  2. Hi Pat! Hope your Holidays were wonderful and turned out good for you. You worked so hard! Thanks for your comments on the mink. What a joy it was to work on these two lovelies. Take care and thank you! Vicki

  3. A very good and Happy New Year to you and yours too!! Oh good job and so nicely done and I'm feeling the urge to reach out and touch them:o))
    Take care now and have a good day.
    Hugs Lyn x

  4. Yes, Lyn, they are very soft and beg to be hugged. Thanks for all your visits to my blog. I look forward to seeing new bears from you in the new year. Hugs, Vicki

  5. Beautiful bears Vicki!!! Love them!!!


  6. They are absolutely gorgeous, Vicki - and I'm sure you really enjoyed handling the mink. Bet it was easier to work with than was the Beaver Lamb I used to create Cy Bear (Official Mascot to the Coldham Cuddlies, and my co-author of the blog at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com!)

    The coat from which Cy Bear (ColdhamYogi is his official name, but he is Cy Bear to his friends) emerged was nearly 95 years old, and the hide was definitely drying out, if not parched! Which is why I could never give him to anybody, as his final seams were just too sharp and definitely unchild-friendly!

    Thanks for your last comment, by the way: fear I inadvertently deleted it, when attempting to change something after you'd posted it. Would it be too much trouble to repeat it please? I do love hearing from you.

    Happy fur converting - as well as a Happy New Year.

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