Monday, April 16, 2012

Gretta ~ Primitive Burlap Teddy Bear Make-Do


A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

Meet Gretta.
She is my newest burlap bear creation.
Gretta is also another make- do bear.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

For her base I used an old wooden handled cookie cutter.
She measures approx. 10.5" tall.
She has a hump back design, just like the old ones
Gretta's body was made from a vintage burlap feed sack.
She is completely rag stuffed (burlap remnants).
She is not jointed in any way.
I used vintage fabrics for her clothing.
Her little shawl was made from a piece of an antique blue coverlet.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

In her hands she holds a little pin cushion, which I made from old red and white striped ticking fabric.
Gretta has antique shoe button eyes and hand stitched facial features.
She and her clothing has been put through an aging process to give her that wonderful, old, prim, appearance.
I use burlap for the body, to give the appearance that all of her fur has been loved away.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
No glue is ever used on my bears.
Everything is either machine or hand sewn.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

My original creation.
Gretta, like all of my bears, is One Of A Kind creation.
She will come with a hang tag stating my name and that she is a One of a Kind creation.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Gretta is currently listed in my Etsy shop.

If you are interested,  please…

 CLICK HERE and pop over and view her there.

Thanks so much!!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



Earlene said...

Tammy Greta is adorable! You do a great job on all your bears.
Hope you have a great week.

BumbleBeeLane said...

What a

Anna Hanley said...

What a cutie. Your Bears are wonderful. Blessings, Anna

Theresa said...

Tammy I love the new bear she's sweet. :0)

Primitive at Heart said...

Tammy~ They just keep on getting cuter. Keep up the great work!

Prim Blessings,

Hillcresthome Prims said...

You have a true talent, she is beautiful.


bettyj said...

Your bears are too darn cute! Love them

yorkie's primitives said...

Love that burlap bear, Valerie

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Another Beautiful creation, Tammy!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Tammy, She's adorable!

TheCrankyCrow said...

While here, I see I missed your two most recent creations....How did that happen? (Never mind, I KNOW!) ;o) Loving Miss Gretta and Miss Sally both...Gotta say - you've got a way with bears and dolls that absolutely irresistible!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin