Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Meet my newest Burlap Bear, Sugar

Hello Everyone!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Well, it has been awhile since I made one of my burlap bears.

But I have been in a creating mood yesterday and today.

So, I have been sewing away.

I finished up this adorable bear this morning.

His name is Sugar!

Why that name?

Well, I used an old sugar sack for his pants and the wording “SUGAR” is across the front of them, so I felt it was appropriate. :)

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It is hard to tell in photos because of the flash, plus the staining process did lighten it some.

But it is on there.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Sugar is a primitive, handmade, teddy bear.
He measures a little less than 12” tall.
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.

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His arms and legs are string jointed. Which give them ability to be moved and posed some.
His head is not jointed in any way.

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His eyes are made from black, antique, buttons.

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He has a hump back design, just like the old ones.

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And an adorable pot belly.

Make me think of chubby little pooh bear. :)

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His pants were made from an actual old cotton sugar sack fabric.

He has primitive patches and repaired places.

The patches were made from true antique (1800’s) blue and white calico fabric.

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The patches can be seen on the bottoms of his feet, the back of his head,  and his neck area.

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No glue is ever used on my bears.
Everything is either machine or hand sewn.

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Sugar and his clothes have been put through a grubby process to give them that worn prim appearance.
My original creation.

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And Sugar, like all of my bears, is a One Of A Kind creation.

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I just listed Sugar in my Etsy shop.

If you are interested, please Click Here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, now back to the sewing room! :)



Lynn said...

OMG!! Sugar is awesome. Off to check out Etsy.

Simply Shelley said...

What a cutie....I love talented you are...blessings

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Tammy
Oh, he is adorable~ love his clothing~ so sweet as sugar!Wonderful job!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Sugar is very Sweet!

~Madalynne~ said...

Oh my goodness Tammy! He's so adorable. You certainly have a way with the cubbies!

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

Just a Sweetie Tammy!!!


Farmhouse prims said...

Wow Tammy, I love Sugar, what an awesome job! He is so cute!! Lecia

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow...Tammy...Sugar is as sweet as any one bear can be....He's absolutely and positively adorable!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Awwh! Sugar is the perfect name cuz he's a sweet bear.
Warm Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

cynthia lee designs said...

Sugar is adorable!! Your work is awesome!!


Carol Stuck said...

Oh I just love him!!! Had to check him out on etsy. He has won my heart:)