I had a special request come through! I was asked to turn a collection of pony club ribbons into a teddy bear for a special little persons birthday!
I couldn’t resist the challenge, and this project genuinely excited me! Alas, it caused a little anxiety, cutting into some prized horse riding ribbons! But it was totally worth it in the end!
Things I learnt:
Ribbon is hard to work with! These ribbons in particular. The screen printing wasn’t particularly robust, even the turning out process took its toll. And the rainbow ribbon has been digitally printed in those colours, so minor mistakes showed through as a weird white mess.
The curating on where each ribbon should go and what to fussy cut takes way longer than actually sewing the bear together!
I love making pieces like this!
In other news, my lounge room is still a mess as we continue sorting through absolutely everything in my studio. But the end is in sight! And it has to be, as we are having a baby shower here on Saturday and expect the weather to be unpredictable.