I made my first polar bear a while back. This is my second go at my pattern and I am very happy with how it turned out. I have been working out embellishments for my animals. I want them to have a bit of quiet fantasy about them, but I don't want them to become overly "precious." This bear has a blanket made of silk, with hand embroidery. There is a pale pink velvet ribbon encircling the belly, holding the blanket in place. I wish that showed better in these photos.
Hope your week is pleasant. Thank you all for the positive comments about the birds. I have made some more, and enjoy making them. x Maribeth