Bear illustrated pins, hand drawn on shrink plastic. These were fun to sketch and even more fun to see shrink up into the final piece. Each is unique since they are hand drawn and not exactly alike.
Zipper pouch with hand stitched embroidered flowers. They make me think of sun flowers which are one of my favorites.
Zipper pouch, leafy tree , hand embroidered.
Some more pins... Woodland animals. Fox, raccoon, bunny, bears.
Summer bear, same process as the bear wall art shown below.
Cuddle bears, these are adorable... Modified pattern from the book
"How to Make Stuffed Animals" by Sian Keegan.
Mr. Rabbit. The basic bunny patter is from another good book "Storybook Toys" by Jill Hamor. I adjusted the pattern a little to get the shaping that I wanted and spiffed him up a bit with some fancy duds. He is pretty handsome.
Zipper pouch, with some puffy little appliqué / embroidery.
Illustration copyright April Borrelli 2013