4/29/09

Show & tell~

This week I am showing off my new/old bear that I recently made-over. I wanted it to look just like....
this one being sold for $299.95.
Here is a before photo of the bear that I started out with...
The bear cost me $1...and the little dress was $1 as well. I saved myself hundreds of dollars! (not that I was going to buy that bear in the catalog) :-) Anywho, I snipped the bears fur off of its snout, ears and his paws with scissors so it looked very worn. Then I hit the ears with some watered down paint & a little smidge with my brown ink pad. I then cut off the protruding nose a little bit to make it more like the one in the catalog. I then stitched on a new felt nose. I also gave it a new mouth...and I covered up the dark felt pads on the paws with a camel colored wool fabric from a vintage coat. I am very happy with my new/old bear! Isn't she a sweetie~You can see more "Show & Tells" by visiting Kelli's blog, "There is no place like Home" If you have linked here and wish to view more of my blog you can click here~

18 comments:

Laurie said...

You did a great job! A real transformation!

ceekay said...

Amazing...it really does look older!

Jadehollow said...

Cheryl you did an awesome job.. They're twins now. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Debbie

Charity said...

What a neat makeover!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The bear is adorable! Nice job!

Katherine

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh, and did you EVER do a super job!!

My Show n Tell is about some Sailors I've brought home with me. Happy weekend wishes to you.

Pen Pen said...

What a great job transforming a new bear into an "old" bear. She is so cute.

A Touch of Country said...

Simply FAB!

Great job!

Carla said...

WOW! Big change! The older look is really cozier looking isn't it?

Bri Schaaf said...

I love the bear! What a great job you did!

Cindy said...

I like your bear better than the expensive one. What talent.
Cindy

Linda C said...

This is an amazing transformation! You are very creative- and yes it does look like the expensive bear!!:)

Thanks for telling us how you did it!

Linda C

Lisa Ann said...

Great job on your bear!

Elena said...

Well done ... and she looks so cuddly too.
Elena :)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful makeover! Her dress is so sweet!
~Kelli

Lori said...

Oh my, that is SO cute!!! you did a great job! It's amazing that you could make the bear look older :) Cute cute cute!!!

marie said...

What a wonderful transformation!

Barb said...

Great job!!!

barbara jean