The next one really didn't look like a bear, more like a mouse so I added whiskas and a tail.
|Holding his fir cone behind his back and balancing carefully.|
The standing up was a delicate operation and only for the camera, so I decided to try and make the next one so that he could stand unaided. I always use glass beads in the tummies to give a bit of extra weight, so I thought if I put them in this one's feet as well he might be weighted enough to stand.
|The next bear/mouse|
I cut small cardboard shapes to flatten the bottom of his feet and prepared to fill the legs with beads.
Not as easy as I first thought - how could I get the slippery tiny glass beads into such a small leg?
I use a miniature jug to tip them into a small body, but the legs were smaller than the body.
I couldn't use the funnel that I use for the 6-8 inch bears as it is far too big for these little fellows.
|The tools for filling the legs with glass beads.|
The legs stand unaided, hopefully the bear will
when they are in place
Then I spotted a Biro pen - it might work!
I took it apart and carefully tipped beads into the end using the jug. It was very fiddly and I still managed to spill a few, but it worked.
I now have to assemble the bear (or mouse) and see if he can stand all by himself. Watch this space.....
By the way, I have a question for you - is he a bear or a mouse? I am having difficulty deciding, but I am leaning towards bear. What do you think?