During these freezing days there came into life on my work table here: a little bear. Meet Flo! This little bear is pretending to be an old and battered one. Standing approximately 6inches (14 cm) plus his bunny-hat, he is an OOAK artist bear, lovingly handmade by Atelier Lavendel, using my designs and high-quality natural materials. Flo is made with high quality antique style mohair fabric (Oeko Test 100) from the traditional German manufacture Steiff Schulte. It feels wonderful soft, warm and fluffy. His original glass eyes are handmade in the Lauscha glass manuafacture, Germany. I hand embroidered his nose with cotton embroidery floss. I used organic dried wood shavings to stuff his body and limbs and added to his chubby belly some steel pellets, safely placed within a cotton bag, for more lovely weight. Flo is sympathetically aged, using several techniques, and hand painted with non-toxic artist oil colours. His fully and loosely jointed arms, legs and head are movable and pose able. I intended this bear as a little treasure to display and to love or as a special heirloom toy to an older child for gentle play.
Flo is now available here .