Wookiee the Chew
Just before Christmas, I was asked to make this doll. Isn't he adorable?
The person who requested him, sent me an image of someone wearing a t-shirt with this guy on it. After doing a little research, I found the artist who created the drawing on the t-shirt, James Hance.
*image courtesy of James Hance*
James' website is full of adorableness so do check it out! Here is the link to the Wookiee the Chew page where his illustrations of Wookiee the Chew can be found. He's written a little book, Wookiee the Chew: House at Chew Corner, a parody of Chewbacca and Winnie the Pooh. You can purchase it on his website. I haven't read it yet, but I'm certainly looking forward to it! I looks adorable.
This was an awesome project. I have never made a jointed bear before so I learned a lot. This is the book I ordered from Amazon to assist me with my jointed bear making adventure.
The Art of Making Teddy Bears by Jennifer Laing is a good book for anyone who is interested in learning how to make their own teddy bear. It includes three patterns for slightly different bears. It also has lots of pictures of teddy bears to draw inspiration from and discusses the history of teddy bear making, which I knew absolutely nothing about. For example, I didn't know that the first teddy bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt. But after asking around a bit I've come to realize that I may be the only person who wasn't aware of that.
Would you like one? Get your very own right here: Teetoo Wookiee Handmade Huggable.
♥ Andrea ♥