sue havens & her flat bear tutorial
Ever since I met Sue Havens in grad school I slightly idolized her - she is an amazing painter AND plays accordion. Then about a year ago I was looking through the sewing section of a bookstore and saw her book Make Your Own Toys - more proof she is a multi-talented super-artist. I have been wanting to make one of her plushies ever since I bought the book, but then my life changed and I moved to New York from Maine and her book is still in storage. Thankfully, she has a tutorial on youtube for Flat Bear which is a perfect Christmas gift for a little someone. Here's my not-so-perfect version - which is what gives it the charm of being handmade, right?