Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Life for an old Vintage Coat - All Finished

All finished......two lovely bears!
  A boy and a girl both made from an heirloom mink coat. 
 A tie for the boy and a bow for the girl, both made from the beautiful lining of the coat. 
The button on the bow is also off the original coat.
I was very excited and honoured to be given the oppurtunity
to turn this lovely mink coat into something that
can now be treasured for generations to come.


I hope you have all enjoyed watching these two bears come to
 life, I have enjoyed sharing it with you all:)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Old Vintage Coat coming to life!

Here are a few more piccys of this lovely coat being transformed into a couple of bears.  I am almost finished.  It has taken me three weeks so far so not too fast but thats ok isn't it?
Lots of bits and pieces almost all sewn up. 

Just realised I forgot the ears......oops!
We can't hear anything!!!
The begining of face scissor sculpting, just a sneak peak!
I can see and smell.....
Almost finished:)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Doily Storage Bag

Thought I would share this lovely unique idea my lovely Mum had.
Last week was my birthday and Mum made this really lovely bag to store all of my doily's in.  I think it is really cool.  I am a bit of an old fashioned doily fanatic and have quite a few.  I have some beautiful ones all hand embroided and crocheted by my Grandma, Aunty and Mum.  As hard as I try they always end up all screwed up and messy in the cupboard.  This will keep them nice a flat and organised. She made the pattern herself and my dad cut a piece of timber for the base. 
She covered the base in a felt like fabric, and you can take it out so you can wash the bag if you need to.  Very Clever!!
I just love it, Thanks Mum!

Monday, 4 March 2013

New Life for Vintage Fur Coat - Next Steps!

Following my last post these pics are the next steps of the transformation of an old vintage coat. 
I am making two good size bears a girl and a boy.
Pattern Pieces all traced out on main body and arms of the coat.
Lining stuck on and pattern retraced.

 All cut out and ready for sewing:) My favourite part!
Will keep you posted on the next steps!



Friday, 1 March 2013

New Life for an Old Vintage Coat!

Lovely Old Vintage Mink Fur Coat

Disassembled Lovely Old Vintage Coat
I just looove making bears and recently started using old vintage fur coats to make my little bears out of, which has been a bit of learning curve but I think the finished bears are just soooo adorable.
I am completely against animal cruelty and just love animals, but I see no harm in taking these old coats and making them into something beautiful.
I thought I would take photos and share with you the process I follow as I make
two bears out of this lovely old coat.
I will post more photos as I progress through.
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