Saturday, September 24, 2011
big bear, little bear...
big bear and little bear have been debating all morning, about whether they should go down to the river and fish for salmon, or stick a bit closer to home and plunder that apple tree heavy with fruit. i tried to explain that perhaps they should each do their own thing, as when food actually enters the scene i suspect the two of them won't be as cordial. but then they both checked the forecast and wondered instead if i might be persuaded to pull some berries out of the freezer and make them a nice crumble. we'll see...
this curmudgeonly grizzly bear is hand stitched in brown linen and stuffed with locally sourced alpaca. he has a wooly coat to keep him warm, of repurposed and natural dyed wools and tweed, with a silky nose. if you'd like him to come home and prowl through your refrigerator, he is available here. then again, you might be able to persuade him to just take a long winter's nap with you, dreaming of the raincoast forests and mountains through which he likes to roam.
little black bear is stitched in repurposed wool, with soft alpaca fleece around his shoulders to keep off the autumn chill. he is a bit more timid than his burly companion, but still welcomes treats or a spot to keep an eye on what you're up to. he has been known to offer advice, but most of it relates back to what might taste good for dinner. he seems to be making moves on my honey jar, so he's looking for a new home here.
our wander through the woods last night seemed to be fairly uneventful until we stumbled upon a sizeable patch of chanterelles pushing through the mossy duff. i'm trying to plan some dinner with those tasty morsels (and keep the bears out of them!), but i'll be back soon to share some photos from our wet forest walk and a bit of magic that was found. happy saturday!