UPDATE: No longer available. Evie

UPDATE:  Evie is so excited to announce that she will be making her new home in California!

Available on a “first come” basis.  If the Pay Pal button is no longer visible or doesn’t take you to a check out page, then Evie

may have already found a new home.  I try to update as quickly as possible… please “bear” with me!

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SOLD.  Thank you.

 

I am ever so pleased to introduce you to, Evie.   Evie, along with her hand crafted fancy needlework cushion is currently available directly from me for $395.00 US.  If you are interested in purchasing her, please click the Buy Now Pay Pal button just above.  Clicking the button allows you sign in securely to the Pay Pal system.  If you don’t have a Pay Pal account, Pay Pal can still securely process your payment using most debit or credit cards.   I do not charge for shipping… that’s my gift to YOU!

Ever since I started selling my creations about 10 years ago, I’ve let go of each and every one fairly quickly.  It’s always with the utmost joy and satisfaction of knowing that I would be warming the heart and soul of another.  Well, with little Evie, I’ve broken that rule.  I have to admit that I kinda fell hard for this one!  Little Evie kept me company in my studio for quite some time as I worked on a piece of needlework that would compliment that sweet little face.  So enamored with this little girl…  I just kept making it fancier and fancier!

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Now complete and looking for a very special place to make her new home; I am pleased to introduce you to Evie!  She was created from vintage Malden Mills upholstery velvet in a rare and lovely peach color.  I’ve made one other bear of this fabric, and I have just a wee bit more.  Her contrasting chest patch, blaze, muzzle and inner ears are made from a contemporary fabric that has a similar feel and sheen.  It is nearly white, with just a smidgen of a pink tone.  It has gorgeous guard hairs!  Her paw pads are made of vintage upholstery velvet.

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Evie is nearly 5 inches tall when standing.  She has bent arms and straight legs with wire armature, so she can hold soft poses with her arms and legs.

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She has hand painted pale green eyes with an undereye white accent and a sewn in upper eyelid.  She has subtle shading near her mouth and eyes as well as above her cute little nose.  Her face has been deeply sculpted using invisible internal stitches.  Her nose is stitched in salmon silk floss and has been sealed for durability and a soft shine.  I wanted Evie to coordinate nicely with her cushion, so I’ve made her a sweet little ribbon ruff.  I’ve gathered yards and yards of lovely 4 mm silk ribbon and accented each little loop with a tiny seed bead in various tonal colors.  Her collar is not designed to be removed.

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 Her front and rear paws have pads made of vintage rayon velvet, and they have tiny little pulled and shaded toes.  She’s been stuffed with poly fil.

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As always, I’ve paid very close attention to making sure that my miniatures have all the detail and intricacy of a much larger bear.  I am also a stickler for proportion.  I really like for them to pass for large bears until you see a  picture of one in my hand.

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The pincushion is made from 5 colors of dupioni silk.  I’ve crazy quilted the fabrics together and them embellished them with various seam treatments, trims, embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery.  There are garlands of pale peach rose buds, lazy daisies, a tiny crocheted melodeon of silk sewing thread… there is even an iridescent spider web.  Each time you turn the cushion you will discover some tiny new thing!

IMG_2307 To be quite honest, this pin cushion took much longer to complete than Evie herself.   Truly a labor of love, I think little Evie looks quite fetching perched upon it, though she can certainly be displayed on her own.  The cushion may be used as a traditional pincushion, or to display a special broach or pin if you like.  It’s such great fun to challenge myself with new needle arts.  I must say it fills me with pride and warm feelings to know that I can help keep these lovely past times alive and well in this digital age! I never tire of learning!

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Evie will arrive lovingly gift boxed and with her own photographic Certificate of Authenticity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to eMail me at:

kimbasta@icloud.com

As always, thank you for your continued interest in what I do, and thanks for taking a peek at happy little Evie!

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