Stuffed Menagerie

Nancy Busch wanted something a little different from her mink fur coats.  She wanted a Monkey, a Pony and a Dog–so that is what we made! People often ask about the patterns I use and, with my bears, it is complicated because the patterns are an amalgamation of...

Fun Raccoon from Real Fur

Sharon Purdy sent us her raccoon coat to have us make a raccoon for her.  I have a variety of soft animal patterns but had never made a raccoon before.  Happily, Woman’s Day magazine published a book in the 1970s “Book of Soft Toys & Dolls” and...

Bear and Dogs From Fur Coats

Sara Maher sent us three fur coats to have a large bear and three dogs made. The dogs were a bit of a challenge. She initially wanted to Scott Terriers and a Sheltie but the fur didn’t lend itself to making a Sheltie so we ended up with a more standard...

Furry Bunnies from Fur Coat

Sharon Purdy sent a fur coat that her late husband had purchased for her over 40 years ago. She told me that the coat was sitting in storage and she wanted to have it out where she could see it so asked us to make two good-size bunnies. These guys have wired ears so...

Panda Fun

Bobbea wanted a Panda created that would incorporate pieces of a panda she had when she was small.  All she had were scraps of the original so we had to build from scratch.  I used the pieces for ear and paw linings and for a pair of slippers on the final...

Ruth’s Dragons

My niece likes to write and she publishes some of her writing at Fictionpress.com. One of the projects she has going is a series of 52 poems (each 52 words long) about dragons. It is a cute series and inspired me to try and create a couple of her dragons.  “In the...
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