We've had double glazing put in recently, and to allow them the space to work, I had to move all furniture away from the window. In doing so, I've uncovered a corner of the room which is perfect for photographs! There are usually no clear empty corners to our house: everything is stacked up - in a nice, busy, well-used way, certainly - but then whilst our junk looks good to me, it probably doesn't to everyone else. So I often find it difficult to get good photographs, with no junk in the background. I usually end up going outside, which is freezing in the winter and often too bright in the summer.
The trouble with my new-found photo space though is that it is in the corner where the bed usually sits (lies?). And the bed doesn't move easily - one end of it falls apart when you try to shift it. And the only alternative space for the bed is in the middle of the room - right in front of the desk where the sewing machine is.... which makes working a little difficult!
It's not the bears I'm worried about so much as the vintage lingerie. I have been thinking that I might open an Etsy shop for the vintage, but my current photos are not suitable, so I need to take some more. There are only, ooooh, about 500 pieces to photograph.
Anyway, this is my latest prototype bear...
A little rough round the edges, certainly, but the mohair version will be more pristine.
I am not entirely certain about this one. He has a wire armature and I'm not sure how stable he is. I have some tougher wire to use on the proper version, but I'm still dubious. It seems to me that if somebody landed on him from a great height, he would be completely flattened!
I'm not 100% sure about the stance either. I don't know whether it's the bandy legs, or the way his bottom is lower than his shoulders... I do like him though, despite this. He looks like a cub to me, rather than a full-grown bear. I am going to go on and make him in mohair though (or try to!). I'm sure I will develop the pattern in other ways later.