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'Abella Sweetday' is an 8" La De Da' Artisan Bear. Abella ('Breath' in French) views the world through imported glass eyes with sculpted leather eye lids with "wet" accents around her glass eyes for a magical gaze. Her legs/feet are a modified hockey stick design, long arms that hang gracefully and tight to her sides a...nd somewhat of a concave chest to resemble a long loved bear whose stuffing is a bit worn from many hugs. She is created in a matted, sparse, hand dyed two tones of petal pink mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted/painted in multiple shades of gray, blush pink and lavender and a touch of hydrangea blue pigments then blended for a watercolor effect around the eyes/cheek area and for an aged, vintage appeal throughout the body. She is very well loved, plucked, weathered and worn to look like a bear from yester-year. Center seam head design. She is stuffed with poly,natural crushed minerals (belly) and lavender buds, imported from Provence, France. I am adding lavender to all of my bears for a distinct signature element and to enhance the "hug" experience with a gentle, therapeutic natural scent. Squeezing the buds helps release the scent....it is very mild and when mixed with the minerals, adds a nice feel, both scented and a little crunchy to the belly area.
She has a petite embroidered nose and mouth. Her ears are "chubby" and stuffed for a round full effect. Her arms and legs are thread jointed and her head is wobble jointed for movement making her nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. She wears a hand dyed crinkle ribbon embellished with pink tulle and millinery lavender flowers and a little chandelier jewel around her neck for a bit of la de da' flair. She can not stand on her own but can be propped or used in a stand. She has a cute 'pigeon toed' stance when standing giving her a certain whimsy.
All of my designs are one of kind, no two bears are alike. From my heart to your hand....I hope the La De Da' Bears bring you a smile. Merci!
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