Good morning! This is Reginald - another attempt at a Tingaling-style bear, like Henrietta (see this post). He is made out of a fabric which was just described as silk, which is really strange. It is much less fluffy than the mohair, quite smooth with a sort of sheen to it. Certainly the effect is interesting for a vintage-style bear.
He also has plastic safety eyes, because I was trying to replicate the way the eyes sat on the surface, rather than indenting. On the original old bears, this was a result of the head being stuffed with wood wool, but working with wood wool is a tough job so I thought I'd save that for next time(!) I took the easy route and I do really like the effect.
And lastly, Reginald wears a jumper knitted by my mother!
You can find him, and Selena - the little bunny I posted yesterday - in my Etsy shop.
Today, I am paper macheing crows' feet, making hedgehogs, and perhaps working on a new design. Also, hopefully taking delivery of some shop fittings for Snape - an A board and a card rack. I suppose I'd better get some cards made then, too(!)
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