Good morning! A long time ago I went to a car boot sale, and found a stack of very old teddy bear magazines. I stupidly didn't buy them all - I guess they didn't look particularly interesting; it was just the novelty of finding a vintage magazine devoted entirely to teddy bears. Anyway, I picked out three or four. All of them had a 'free gift' stuck to the front - a cellophane package holding a teddy bear outfit. I ignored these at the time, thinking it was very unlikely they would fit any of my bears. Then recently I found the hockey player's outfit lying around, and decided to try it on Hermione (above). Not only do they fit (with a little room in the toes for her feet to grow), but because of the firm soles, they allow her to stand! I really am going to have to try making them myself - they are perfect!
I have posted some more pictures of Hermione below. The shoes are of course removable. Underneath she has ordinary cashmere foot pads with embroidered claws.
I have also listed little Anthony (see below) - and he carries a brown leather-look school satchel, another free gift from the ancient teddy bear magazines. For some reason he turned out slightly smaller than the other bears I made in this design, and with a slight tilt to his head. But I think it makes him look all the more inquisitive.
Anthony and Hermione are now in my Etsy shop.