I finished my nephew Arthur's bear (the little guy in the blue sweater) in time for his birthday party last week. I'm really happy with the way he turned out. As I mentioned before, I like this bear so much, I've decided to use him as a model for a custom birthday bear offering.
I started making jointed toys because I wanted to make a special present for my son for his birthday a couple of years ago. I quickly became totally enamored with he process and the results, and things unexpectedly took off from there. I really like this bear because the pattern I came up with is very similar to the pattern I drafted for that first bear...just a bit smaller and with a few little adjustments. Making a special toy for a kid's birthday makes me really happy. I just want to capture that joy over and over again!
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