Wednesday, August 13, 2014
When Bears Attack
Aside from having craft shows almost every weekend of the summer, I dropped off batches at two local stores who do consignment. Consignment isn't always my favorite -- obviously I'd rather get paid every cent of what my work brings in -- but on the other hand, it gets my work into areas where I can't always be, I don't have to be there selling it, and it makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere that shops want to carry my work.
In other words, I made 15 bears and got to keep 5. So now I need to make more bears.
The ones pictured here are recent favorites. I didn't send any of these to stores because I feel like they need the personal explanation from me to go with them -- they're made from the remains of a vintage feedsack quilt and really aren't meant to be played with. They're either for display or for an older child, who understands what fragile means. But I love how they turned out, the faded colors and the slightly blocky shape the quilting gives them.
They're probably among the most photogenic bears I've done to date.