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'Memory Lightheart' is an 11" to the tip of her crown mohair La De Da' Splendid Past, Treasured Future Bear. She is #1 of a brand new pattern I have been working on for quite some time.
She views the world through premium glass eyes. Her extra long arms and legs are a hockey stick design. Her chest was purposely under-stuffed to resemble an "adored before" long loved bear whose stuffing is a bit worn down from many hugs. Her belly is VERY rotund. She is created in a matted German mohair, multi process/hand dyed in two tones of a new custom blush pink color. She has been treated and hand tinted in multiple shades of clay and gray then blended 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. Her muzzle is plucked and is very long. She is stuffed with poly, lots of heavy copper shot (belly) and the highest quality lavender buds, imported from Provence, France. Lavender is a La De Da' signature element added to all of my bears to enhance the "hug" experience with a gentle, therapeutic natural scent. Squeezing the buds helps release the scent, so you get a little bit of relaxation with every hug. She is a lovely weight, under one pound.
All Splendid Past, Treasured Future bears have embroidered noses and mouths. Her ears are chubby and stuffed for a round full effect. Her arms and legs are disk jointed and her round head is wobble jointed for movement making her nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. She carries a one of a kind cross body satchel to hold your treasures like a love note, poem or special mementos. She wears a metal crown for a bit of la de da' flair. She can not stand on her own but can be propped.
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.
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