Saturday, January 22, 2011

Joshua ~ My Newest Teddy

Meet my newest creation, Joshua.
He is a primitive, handmade, teddy bear.
He measures approx. 13" tall.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
He is made to look old, worn and well loved.
I used burlap for his body, to give him the appearance that all of his fur has been loved away.
He is completely stuffed with old cotton seed quilt batting.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
His arms are string jointed. Which give them ability to be moved and posed some.
His head is not jointed in any way.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
His eyes are made from black, antique, shoe buttons.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
He has a hump back design, just like the old ones.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
His clothes were primitively made out of true early cadet blue with tiny white circle design fabric. Which dates from the early 1900's.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
He and his clothes have been put through a grubby process to give them that worn prim appearance.
On one of his arms is also a small patch, made from a different design early blue and white shirting fabric.

This is the first in a new design of burlap bears I am going to be making.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

My original creation.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
And Joshua, like all of my bears, is a One Of A Kind creation.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

*Sorry everyone, Joshua has been adopted.
He is on his way to live with his brother at Misi's house. :)
He is listed in
my Esty shop.



Jacqueline said...

Too Cute! I love him!

Bittersweetfolkart said...

♥ Him !

1890* said...

He is fabulous!..I can't wait to meet him!, Thank you again Tammy!
Hugs, Misi

Cyn said...

My Grandma would say..He looks like he has been through the war! He is so adorable!

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahh i love anything old burlap. Joshua does look worn from love, but we know he's capable of getting so much more:) Very nice Tammy:)

AngieSH said...

awwwwww so cute .... too darn cute!!! love him

Screaming Sardine said...

Oh, he is soooo cute! I just might start collecting bears again after seeing this sweetie!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Tammy, he is simply darling... I love the use of burlap. Very creative.

Kate said...

Oh isn't he just too cute!

Unknown said...

He is the cutest ever!!!!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

He is so adorable! Prim all the way!

Misi, is getting some really cute new members to her home!

great job Tammy,
enjoy your evening

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Way to cute~Love him. You did a great job! Burlap is hard to work with.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Unknown said...

Joshua is such a handsome dude! I'm glad he got to go live with his sister!

~Madalynne~ said...

Oh my goodness Tammy! You have a special talent with these cubs . . . he's adorable! So nice that he's going to join Elam.

At Home With Amy said...

Tammy this little guy is just too cute. He lookes like he has been around forever with quite a story to tell. Love him!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Joshua is adorable! I love all the attention to great detail that you gave him... just goes to show that he is also full of love!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

too cute!!!