Friday, February 24, 2012

Puppies and Bear Cubs

A few weeks ago I was designing a pattern for a friend in South Africa who is farming with goats. These little goats are as cute as can be.   She wanted a pattern that she could use to make soft-sculpted goats to sell at fairs and shows.  At the same time I was busy making Bubbles.   I played around a bit and tried the long goat ears on him just to see what it would look like.  He looked so sweet, not like a goat, more like  a puppy, so he officially became a  doggie-bear.

Bubbles is made of short yellowish sparse mohair.  He has big black glass puppy eyes and there is a little bag with lead shot in his tummy, so he is quite heavy for his 5" size.
I so enjoyed making this little one.