During World War One many British Soldiers used to be given a little bear by their sweethearts and loved ones. These bears had eyes that were high up on their heads which peeped out of the soldiers' top pockets. I have been making my own replicas for a few years now and just love creating them.
This is Walter Hawley, Walter Hawley was a Soldier in WW1.
Made from a pale coloured mohair on an apricot background which I have plucked, shaded, waxed and added faux stitching to, Walter has one tiny and one large brown glass eye and a sparsely stitched and waxed nose. He is fully cotter pin jointed and filled with kapok, used in the making of early bears and has added steel shot in his body for a nice weight. he wears a tatty red, white and blue sash tied together with a rusty old pin with a peace charm attached. He is approximately 31/2" tall
These bears go by Royal Mail Special delivery in the UK. If you would prefer me to send him by Recorded delivery please email me first.