I have been playing with my pattern again, and I have come up with a slightly different proportioned bear. Not to worry, there will be the regular ones still as well...but I wanted to do something a little more chibi style. It's something I have wanted to do for ages, and I am finally getting around to it. I have to work up to it slowly though, since my brain has done traditional for so long. Miss Cupcake is the first step in that direction, and has a little bigger head and shorter body than bears in the past. She still comes in at a hair under 7 inches, so she is the same size as the others.
I also hand made her collar and flower on her bow from German wool felt. I was inspired by a vintage pair of felt baby shoes I bought ages ago. Naturally winter white wool gets a bit stained and moth eaten over the years, so I have done my best to recreate that feel. I am really happy with how she turned out..if you ask me she is a confection! (Ok that was kind of a bad pun!) At any rate...you can visit Cupcake on the bears page of my website at http://www.blondheart.com/
Edit: Cupcake has been adopted. I want to thank everyone for their inquiries from Bearpile about her. I was surprised how many people were interested in her! I had quite a few requests for her when I got up. I guess I will continue on with this style of bear!
In other news...I will try very hard to get to the Q & A tomorrow, you have waited so patiently while I have been cleaning/entertaining/working/going for follow up visits to the doctors, and I appreciate it.
As for my follow up...now he seems to think that I have arthritis in my knee and a ganglion cyst under the knee cap. But my question was...why didn't any of that make it hurt before I fell? He didn't have an answer but offered to give me a shot behind my knee cap. He said I would feel much better if he did, I said probably but that he wouldn't. So I respectfully declined the shot. I have gotten better over the years with needles, but not that good. To have a shot behind my knee cap I am pretty sure I would have to be sedated.
I also had my bi-annual checkup today with my regular doctor. I have to go in twice a year so I can get a blood test to check my thyroid and my kidney function, so while I was there we discussed my knee problem and he is going to request my x-rays and MRI results and review them himself. I like that idea, because the other guy keeps changing his mind. I trust my regular doctor so much more, so we will see what he has to say about it.
The other bear and the snowman should be along shortly!
Hugs, K. <3