Saturday, February 5, 2011

Insomnia Can Be A Good Thing

I finished this bear this morning. I've decided to name him Yasi, since I've been working on him this week and Yasi has been in the headlines all week. Not that he's anything like that terrible cyclone, (he's a sweet faced, gentle little bear) I just liked the name and though it might suit a bear :o)

A sweet faced, gentle little bear.
Rather sweet in "half asleep" pose
And fast asleep :o)
He's actually a variant of Nanou's pattern, with a little more fine tuning. I have given him slightly longer arms which I have set a little further forward on his body. Yasi is made from the other piece of Belgian plush that Melissa gave me, this one has a slightly lighter tip on it and is a blended mix of taupe, beige and grey. I have spent alot of time on trimming his face to get his sweet expression. I have also added open/close eyelids. This is a new thing for me, and one I've been pondering on and off for a number of years until the solution struck the other night when I should really have been asleep! Another little technique to tuck under my belt :o) He also has a full set of leather claws and beautiful sculpted and painted paws to complete him. Have a look at the photos and tell me what you think, I rather like him in "half asleep" pose.


  1. What amazing teddy bear! He is wonderful. I love the way he poses to sleep and his expression is so sweet.

  2. Linda he's "Magnificent" just love his relaxed sleepy pose and those eyes "Wow"


  3. Fabulous, I like him alot, fabric and expression look great. Congrats

    Regards Karen.

  4. Super!!!!!! Ваши медведи великолепны, они как живые:)

  5. I like all his poses. His fur is gorgeous, and I love the open/close eyelids.

  6. this is the most appealing plush, nice shades and it performs well with this design, wish one day can learn this new technique from you!
    hugs, susana

  7. Ne is gorgeous!! The eyes look fabulous!!!!xxx

  8. What a sweet new friend, he's lovely both sleeping and awake .

  9. Yay for insomnia, and lol that at least one of you got some sleep...

  10. What a beautiful bear.
    heike & henry

  11. He is so alive and so beautiful! I think I love him!

  12. Yep insomnia has worked in your favour Linda...he is stunning!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio