Custom Pirates and Ninja's

My latest custom order has been for little pirate sister and brothers and little ninja's. For this order the customer wanted bags with drawstrings so I came up with bags with the same pirate fabric, but different top edges so that the boys know which one belongs to them.  


 Little pocket pirates are just so much fun to make.


I can just imagine the adventures they will have together.


With the pirates I also made them these two ninja's


Gosh it has been a long time since I made ninja's.
Maybe I should make some more....... 


Little custom grandma pocket doll

This little pocket doll was a very special custom order. She is a grandma and hopefully she can help a little girl get over her big loss.
Dolls like that can be tricky. 
You want to get it right and so you put a lot of thought into it. I'm so honoured that I was able to create what the customer had in mind even without a visual. 

None of the hair types I used on pocket dolls before made sense for this oneuntil I thought of this curly mohair. It turned out just perfect.


The little jacket is made from a recycled wool sweater and has embroidered edges and a few French knots .

I have to say I'm just in love with this little doll !




My latest creations



Just finished this puppy blanky.
With all the bunnies lately it was time for a puppy again.  :)
You can find this one in my Etsy shop



This lamb was a custom order I also just finished. 
With Easter around the corner I think some more lambs are coming my way. 


These logs,tree stump and leaves are also a custom order for the family that got the group of mushrooms lately.
Can you imagine how much fun it would be to get your imagination going when you play with these forest toys?

First creation....

How excited are you about a new year?
I'm very excited I have to say. 
You get a fresh start and a whole lot of "first's, right?
I don't make New Year resolutions, but rethink what worked for me last year and what could use some change and I go from there.
So this year I want to get better organized with my time as I have a lot more on my plate
and it felt like I was chasing my own tail for most of the time .
Keeping track of everything was a problem too. 
I believe I have a bit of ADD as well and get overwhelmed when I have too much in my head and then 
everything comes to a halt because I don't know what to do first.
More about that in a later post, when my new customized planner arrives.  :)
For now it's easy to keep track and here you see one of my first customs of 2014.

The good thing about the start of the year for me is that the busy time at my day job is over and things calm down and I have any or just a few custom orders lined up.
This here is one of them.
An owl for a soon to be born grandchild.
Yesterday was spend with cutting out fabrics, sewing the parts together...

...stuffing them with soft, fluffy wool.....

....and hand stitching the parts in place and embroidering the face.

This is the finished owl.
I love the leaf fabric. It's so versatile !
There will be a change in the owls this year. I feel they need to be a bit different and 
I have already some good ideas.
More about this at a later point as well, so come back and see what 2014 will bring 
for PolarBearCreations.
I'm excited !

My last custom dolls of 2013

Can you believe that the year is now almost over?
It has been a busy one for sure.
These have been the last dolls I made before and for Christmas.
All 3 stayed local.  :)

For this sweetie I made clothes in more natural earthy colors .

The bamboo wool is still one of my favorite wool to work with.
I need to find more of it.



And here my last pocket baby for 2013.
Love the orange/purple fabric combinations .


 Here now also my last custom 12" cuddle doll for 2013.

 He's a little cutie for sure!



Pirate time....

I had a custom request for a pirate a few weeks ago and was really looking forward to make him.
I'm happy to introduce to you this little pirate .

 His eye patch can be removed and he can show you his pretty grey eyes.

The cutlass and belt are made from wool felt .

Gosh, I had so much fun making him. 
I need to make more pirates.....
I also made a pirate out fit for his sister doll.
Dress , eye patch and hat.  
:0)

Facebook likes and give away

My facebook page is very close to 1000 likes .


That is a huge milestone for me and I want to thank everyone who is following me,
 by having a give away once I reach that 
magical number.
Since Christmas and the holiday season is getting close , I thought it would be nice to 
have the give away for a custom made 12" Velour Cuddle Doll.
You could pick the skin , hair , eye and body color and what color you would like for the clothes

Doesn't that sound like fun?
I need your help so that I can start the give away!
Thank you already !
I appreciate all of you!