By popular request, I’ve developed a non-jointed memory bear pattern for those who want a softer and more “squishy” bear to hug. These happy, huggable bears are intended to bring comfort, joy and good memories.
Our signature bear has jointed arms and legs. Joints allow you to move the arms and legs up and down and allows you to position a bear. They also allow the placement of the legs so that the bear can sit on its own. However, to accomodate the joints, we have to stuff the bears firmly so, although they are cuddly, they aren’t soft and “squi…shy” cuddly.
By creating a non-jointed bear, we don’t have to stuff it so firmly so we can make a much softer bear. Our non-jointed bear is not only great for hugging, it is going to be a bit more durable for younger children to play with and much more cuddly to crawl into bed with and hug at night. On top of that, we are able to offer it at a lower price than our jointed bears.
We are currently only offering one size. Our 16″ non-jointed fabric bear is $75 each and our fur-based non-jointed bear is $95 each. Shipping is additional.
We used the softer lining material for the bear and the outer fabric for the accents. This little guy gave Kathy and I quite a ride during shipping as he was temporarily lost in transit–leading to a couple of very stressful days of trying to track it down. Thankfully, the US Postal system did finally get him to Kathy in time for Christmas.
I had to message you to let you know that my daughter loved, loved, loved her memory bear.You made it from the fabric of his favorite jacket. The nappy inside is the bear and the outer materialis the scarf, lined paws and ears! Adorable. She was sooooo touched.Thank you for special memory gift that I know she will cherish forever.Kathy Guerrero
Jean Bott sent some of her late father’s clothing to have bears made for family members as Christmas gifts. We tried to mix the fabrics up a bit and used the one plain white shirt as the consistent element to make them all a family. She had also sent some shirts with patches on them and three hats with symbols so we turned them each into a patch to put on the center belly of each bear.
Here are a few of the fabric-based bears we made for the Holiday Season this year.
Kathy Officer sent great grandpa Tom’s shirt to have a bear made for the great grandchild he never got to meet
Aubrey Ruiz sent a shirt from her cousin who passed away at age 31, to have this bear made for her aunt.
Judith Mosier sent some special things that belonged to her late mother to have these bears made.
Sherry Downs sent a box of her late husband’s shirts to have us make 18 memory bears for the family. The shirts were a variety of solid colors so we decided to mix them up and use pieces from at least three shirts per bear. This colorful crowd was very hard to photograph but I’m hoping they will bring comfort and joy to the family.