Tuesday, 15 March 2016


…….. is a little brown teddy bear dressed up in his favourite animal costume; a fox! He's as cute as can be, which meant I couldn’t resist him when I spotted the pattern on Etsy. 

He’s from a pattern designed by a Russian lady by the name of Sacha Pokrass. Don’t you just love his foxy suit ……. get that white-tipped tail and the ears!!

Here Darwin is showing the back so you can see his long foxy tail properly – you can also just about see his ‘Handmade at Bilberry Lane’ label. I know I’m called Bilberry Grove, but eventually, when I do start a proper business of Artist Bear making, I’ve decided I shall change to Bilberry Lane – I did wonder about Bilberry Lane Bears, but I’m not sure yet.

Darwin is just a tad over 8 inches from top to toe. He himself is made from brown mohair and his fox suit is made from viscose. He is 5-way jointed, has black glass eyes and is filled with a heavy fibre fill and steel shot for weight.

Darwin is a sitting bear/fox!! He doesn’t actually stand, only when propped up as he is in this photo. The name Darwin comes from the Darwin Fox: an endangered breed found in South America.

Do you like Darwin?

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