I think he is pretty cute! Maybe she has those colors in the room she is going to use it in, I have heard of using crushed walnut shells to weight stuffed animals down,
Have sent my friend a photo and she can't wait to have him home. I had the stones already here so that was easiest for me.
He is darlin' well done.
Well done Lynne, the bear looks fantastic. I love the finished size of him too further down this post. Love Chris
Oh, I love how the bear turned out!! I agree I would have chosen different colors - but perhaps it will go with a throw rugs or something like that! The head was cute - but the entire bear is wonderful! Great job! Hugs, Laura
Think my friend is going to use it for a door stop.
I think you did a great job on it - it is adorable!!
I love your bear, though I agree, the colors are not ones I would have chosen. It's still a pleasure to behold.
So glad it is finished.
I think it is a very cute piece. Great job! Tonya
I love the finished bear. And I no longer find the green to be distracting. I think it is a work of art. So are you going to make more animals or start a completely new project?
The green in the pic is not the actual colour but changed with my phone camera. Still think my Barney (browns) is much nicer.
The bear is quite adorable. I want to show my daughter. You have different numbers of groups in each section and it is fabulous!
In this pattern there are only Pentagons and Hexagons. There are others who have 7 clusters and even 8 clusters.
Your finished bear looks beautiful and his new mum will be delighted with your work
I hope she likes it. Fingers Crossed.
The bear is finished but I am not 100% happy with it. Guess I wasn't happy with the choice of colours to begin with but at least it is now complete. Can't wait to hand it over at the end of the month. I have craft stones in the base of the body as
my friend wants to use it as a door stop. I thought I would have problems getting the needle through the stones to secure the hind legs but the needle went through without any dramas. What to do next?
Don't fret, it looks good and she should be well pleased. She picked the colors and you won't see it after she gets it-wink,wink
I sent her the pic of the head and she seemed pleased.
It is beautiful. She will love it for sure.
Wow the final result s awesome
he is beautiful the colours look ok...wendy
Going to be a gorgeous bear .. perhaps the lady is like me and loves having matching colours :-)
I'm often asked to embroider some terrible colours together.. but its just my opinion lol
This is a beautiful pattern and I have found it so easy to do. I just hope she likes it. can't wait for her reaction.
OH WOW .. You finished bear is gorgeous.. reminds me of Laura Ashley colors.. well done you
big hugs from London xx
I think you are creating an incredible bear with your talent. It may not be the colors we would like (I admit I would be choosing the actual colors of a bear), but I think when it is done and in place it will look better than you think. I agree with crafter, a rock or a brick would work in stabilizing it when it is done. I hope you will post the finished project.
I will certainly take a photo as I do with all of my projects so now can't wait to give it to her and see how she feels about it. Thank You for your kind words.
I think what matters is whether it is meant to be artsy or realistic. She probably was looking for an accent, useful piece. While it is hard to work on something that doesn't look or feel right to us, it will probably please her very much. Your work is beautiful. Take comfort in knowing that you did what she asked for.
Millie, Thankyou. I should have it all together today. I have my Bear "Barney" sitting alongside me as I am assembling this green bear. I am interested in what the others in the group think.
It definitely looks like a bear. Since she chose the colors she must like them. It is hard to work on something when it is not appealing to your eyes. You did what she wanted. Would you be able to put a rock on the bottom to make the bear heavy enough?
I have added some small craft stones in a bag and added then with the stuffing. It seems heavy so hope it works.
It looks magnificent Lynne, not colours I would choose for a bear, but as Toogie says it might be matching something else. You are very creative and I'm sure your friend will love it. Love Chris
Thanks Chris. I was surprised and disappointed when she have me the wool as she is more a white, beige, brown Lady. Just hope she likes it.
I recognized it as the bear head. I don’t think it’s hideous, because I do like greens. I’m not sure I would have chosen this color for a bear 🐻 But maybe she was matching to colors she already has, where she will place this. You did a great job.
I love greens also but not this green. Not 100% sure where she will seat it but we are meeting at her place at the end of the month.
Colours are a very personal choice, sometime what is beautiful for somebody is less attractive for others (I dislike pink). Regardless of the colours combination you did a wonderful job as usual. She will love it!
Hugs - Roberta
Thank You Roberta. Not only did I dislike the colours but the wool even though the same brand were just so different. The Brown and Blue were from India and beautiful to work with and the Beige and Green were made in China and these just split all the time and had so many flaws and knots in the ball.
I'm with you Roberta, don't like Pink at all and Browns!! Love Chris
Sometimes it is very hard when we are handed the bits to make for someone who is often a friend. You have created a bear head. Often those who dont have our skills expect miracles and you have created a miracle. Also we are often very hard on ourselves. You have brought to mind that many moons ago I made a outfit for a friend to wear as her going away outfit, she chose maroon nylon fabric and it was hideous, totally hideous. I made it up and still felt the same about it. She loved it. Your friend will love this. Right its bedtime in Wales.
I was so disappointed when I saw the colours chosen. Never mind the bear has been crocheted and now just has to be assembled then it is hers.