Sunday, 13 March 2016

Hand Made Japanese Silk Bunny Meets Dog!!!!

This was a sad day for this little Bunny and for the momma of this small bunny.  She was so upset that the momma threw the stuffy in the trash.  Fortunately for her, her boyfriend found it in the trash.  He knew that this little stuffy meant a lot to the momma and pulled it out and google Teddy Bear Doctor.  And he found "The Doctor".

This was a first for the Doctor - Japanese fabric - not easy to fine.  But with a little research - walking to the local Antique Kimono Shop on Main!  The owner told the Doctor of a local artist/ fabric store Lorna of  the Asian and Batik Quilting Fabric store that she might have some fabric that would match the bunny.

Full story and pictures: Asian and Batik Quilting Fabric - Lorna's Blog

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After Picture
A letter from Charles, the boyfriend who pulled the rabbit from the trash.
"Oh my goodness! What an absolutely amazing job you've done! I can't thank you enough! I must have missed the email when you sent it, Im so glad you mentioned it again, I'm sorry I didn't see it sooner!

I'm totally speechless, I never knew it was possible to repair something so well that I was convinced was done for.

Thank you again, Terra will adore it!


Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Thanksgiving - How some teddies lose their stuffing

Tuffy the Christmas Bear Gone Bad

This little guy has been really loved!  I wasn't sure what went where?!  Strings and bits of fabric all over the place.  

What is with the giant lump on the side of his head...poor guy.  Looks like high school all over again.

The back view isn't much better.  Mega clean up for Mr. Tuffy.

We removed all of his tattered rags and this is what was underneath it all.   He looks a little strange with the one white ear, but that was under his hat!  Wow was he white!!!!

As you can see we have to really wash him well in order to clean him, the difficulty with which is that it will never be as white as it was. 

 The back side is not much better

Renewed Tuffy!!  We couldn't believe how white he got.  We redid his outfitting with a old red and green t-shirt and appliqued his name on his hat.  


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Suzy - Ideal Walking Doll - Having some joint and eye problems

This poor Suzy Walker needs some help!  Her eyes would not open...they were not balanced and she needed re-string - floppy head!   

This is Miss Suzy with her eye's balanced and her head re-strunged.  Her mom had created two outfits for her precious baby.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Babo - Got your back - Kinda Stuffy - Watch out for your cookies!

Babo will protect you.  Having a bad day?  Someone giving you a hard time?  Babo's got your back. What Babo lacks in mind power, he makes up for in love.  He will stick with you to the end and when something scary happens, he will send you a nice greeting card from wherever he runs away to.  A very curious, mischievous creature, Babo may need some guidance and parenting, so make sure to bring him with you to as many places as possible.  Leaving him at home is fine, but please put all cookies and money on the highest shelf. 

After their spa treatment these Babos need a new mouth, eyes and stuffing to plump them up. These Babos were ready to go home. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Corduroy Paws

  Another flea market bear needing some TLC.



Attached to his tummy is a sample of what his mohair was like before time deteriorated it.  

We fixed his arms and replaced his paw pads and added detail to his claws.  Bye cutie!


Monday, 25 May 2015

Amazing Johnny Bear's Story - Survives Bombing and Flies around with Tail Gunner

Johnny, a 4" bear, was given to Hank's granddaughter.  During WWII while her grandfather was in London he met a woman who lived above a pub.  During the London bombings the pub was hit. While searching through the rubble the woman found Johnny, surprisingly intact.

Hank was a Wing Commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the she gave Johnny to Hank as a good luck charm since he was a tail gunner, the most dangerous spot to be on the plane.

Hank kept Johnny in the pocket of his bomber jacket during his flights and his crew survived  more than a few close calls.  They eventually made Johnny part of roll call.  Once they even took off late because Hank had forgotten him in his bunk and he had to go back to get him.

Hank made over 61 flights with Johnny, which is an amazing number for a tail gunner.
So, as you can tell, he is a pretty amazing little guy.

Unfortunately Johnny met a dog!  This is the picture of what we received from the Granddaughter.  A dog she had been dog-sitting had gotten a hold of Johnny.

Such a sad moment for all.
At first glance the picture looked like....sorry to say...."dog turds".  Further inspection of the photo we discovered 2 arms, 2 ears, 2 legs, a body and part of a head.  Wow! What a challenge!  This is what we received in the mail:

Small bag

What was inside the bag
 He was mostly there, but so tiny.  Was I up to it??  Well it was a challenge.  Small bear...means you need really good eyesight.  Which neither of us have. 

Drum roll bears!........Finished.  Not easy but after figuring out what goes where it was smooth sailing.  More or less. 

 "I'm ready for my next adventure....just keep those darn dogs away."

Standing 4 inches high