Saturday, December 25, 2010

The BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!!!

Honestly the best Christmas present I have ever received... sorry Mum but this one even beats the roller skates in the 80's!

So... it's been a really long time since a gift has brought me to tears but today ... a very special gift did!

Not an easy task to make me this special gift...

It took my husband months and months and it was sooooo wonderful to hear all about the journey to bringing this creation to fruition 

First a very special pillow needed to be purchased,
Then some buttons needed to be carefully removed from my stash without me noticing...
Then there was a much needed pattern...
where would he look... the computer, where some of my patterns are kept.

Once the patterns were found he knew that he wanted this gift to be his own and so the mixture of several patterns was reworked until he was satisfied that what he had drawn might work.

The pillow was cut apart so that the special material could be used...

I had made him fabric juggling balls years ago that were filled with steel shot so he knew he needed some of that...

then there were the joints...

have you guessed it yet...

what my husband made for me this year?

There were no machines that he could use to sew with as my machines are in plain sight and almost always in use by me so he had to hand sew the entire gift...

He would sneak off to his workshop to "weld" some of his art but really for months and months he was drawing a pattern, cutting material, sewing by hand...

attaching the eyes, jointing the arms and legs...

and especially for me... a very FIRST one of a kind Sinister Creations BEAR was born!

A sweet pudgy 9" plush bear with zombie eyes made of pearl buttons and an embroidered nose!!!He even has a gusset... can you even imagine?

"WOW!" he say to me after I open this gift..."What you do it HARD! The NOSE was the hardest! It was falling apart so I used wood glue and painted it after I embroidered it!"

LET ME TELL YOU ALL... this bear, for me, surpassed all the other gifts, even the one in the jewelry store box.

I simply cannot believe how blessed I am to have found this wonderful mysterious man who always seems to abound my expectations and dreams... it will forever be my very favourite bear! It will indeed, without a doubt, be the best gift ever!

So here he is in all his splendour... please meet MORTIMER!


He came with his ATC card with all his specs as all "my" bears do also. He has sweet little round paw pads which are super hard to make and even wears a vintage cross necklace! He is just simply the most beautiful bear in the world to me.

Funny thing too...

This was the year that I made my husband his first bear from me...

Here they are together...
Mortimer and Forevermore:

Bravo my love... he is splendid in every way.
Thank you so much for such a heartfelt gift, you have genuinely touched my soul.



4 comments:

  1. Absolutely one of the sweetest thing I've ever heard. What a special man that husband of yours is. And the bear is pretty adorable too!! :D

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  2. That's the loveliest post I've ever read.
    Thanks for sharing a story so sweet, of your very special gift.

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  3. Oh your are a lucky woman Michele. What a thoughtful gift. It is bringing tears to my eyes, it is just so good. The bears look perfect together. You both sized them just right for each other, just meant to be.

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  4. Wow! that is impressive! Nothing quite like a bit of secret handmade goodness from someone you least expected it from!

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