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Leather Teddy by theancientofdays Leather Teddy by theancientofdays
This is a hand-sewn big leather teddy bear I made a few years ago; I found a bunch of leather on sale and thought I'd try something unusual with it. This bear happens to be made of elk leather. He's about 20" tall. As I recall, hand-stitching leather is pretty difficult... :)

EDIT: Geez. Okay, okay...I'll move it into Scraps.
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:iconcookiegirl101:
Cookiegirl101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thats very interesting! I love your idea!
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amateur1314 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...Is it sad that I only got the joke in the title just NOW?

Leather Teddy..Leather Daddy..

HOHOHO.

]: I feel so behind.
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
A "teddy" is a woman's undergarment - kind of like a girdle, except that it's supposed to be a bedtime thing. :D
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amateur1314 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...

You have to admit, though. The Leather Daddy/Teddy idea is kind of awesome, too.

:( But now you've got me thinking of underwear.
I hope you're happy. ;_;
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
IS lovely!! i want it! :D
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Glad you like him! I made a lot of bears - most of them were donated to the police in our area to give to kids in domestic situations. ^^
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
ahwwwww thats such a sweet thing to dooooo :D :hug:

i wish i could made some.. lol one day will try :P
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Razkall Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
That must've hurted your hand ... A LOT ;-;
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I had a really hard time figuring out which needle to use. It turned out that a teensy needle works a lot better than a big fat one, and I forgot my thimble, so I kept puncturing my thumb with the end of the needle. :laughing:
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HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
OHH IS SUPER CUTE
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much! I've made about 200 bears, but never got photos of very many of them. I donated most of them to the police department to give to children involved in bad domestic situations. ^_^
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:iconhadamorgana:
HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I'm sure your bear have been a bigger help for these children that need someone how hugs them!

:love:
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
^_^ I like to think they're better off where they are than they would be gathering dust at my place. :D
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:iconhadamorgana:
HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, I'm sure they are better with a friend who lets them to hug and hug and hug always!
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
:wow: Chris the demon with a needle :lmao: this is so great it's a pretty professional jod you did here :clap:
I just read through your messages to understand why you put this in scraps :(
First of all YOU didn't kill the animal you used the skin from
Second It was probably killed for food hopefully without suffering so why are people griping, the same ones winging probably have a leather wallet in their back pocket and leather in their shoes ;)
put it back in you proper gallery where it deserves to be and not in scraps :nod:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing: Thanks very much, David. :D You're right, I suppose - there are really a lot of things hanging around my Scraps that I like a lot. ;)
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
So get them back where they belong, i have loads of stuff in my gallery that is more deserving to be scrapped than your work ;)
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Oh, you do not. :lmao: I guess I use my Scraps differently than a lot of people - mostly just classrom stuff and tutorials. I wish there was a different way to organise it because I think a lot of people don't look in Scraps thinking that it's all just junk.
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I seriously need to get rid of some of my scraps they're well in the hundreds :laughing:
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's why I hardly ever post WIPs - there would just be a bazillion things in my Scraps! :D
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I know a lot of people have faved my wips but i'm going to have to sort them out
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vash992 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
this is a very cool teddy. I had one like it once but my brothers dog thought it smelled good and ate it! D: the pic is good too.
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :) Sorry to hear your bear was eaten! D: Our Rottweiler Carl has expressed a lot of interest in it, so we keep it well out of reach. :D
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simplelines Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Amazing needlework! Leather is a tough sew by hand.Love his warm colors.Unique and impressive :wow:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very (and I do mean very :D ) much! It's really thick leather, and I had a tough time with a leather needle. Then I realised that it would probably be easier with a tiny sharp, so I switched to the little needle and it was a lot easier. Except threading. Threading upholstery thread in a little sharp is no easy task. :D
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simplelines Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
You're so very welcome.The leather seems to grab on to
the needle,it's tough to push through by hand.I have a hard time
threading regular thread in a little sharp never mind upholstery
thread :laughing: A lot of hard work went into this and it really looks amazing. :clap: :w00t:
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:faint: Oh, thank you so much - you are the greatest! :hug:
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simplelines Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
My pleasure :hug:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Eh, you can sew as well??? Hmm, stop showing-off now ;)
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Oh, I sew a lot. I need to start making winter hats for the cooler weather. :) I sew quilts and clothes and stuffed animals - I often teach the younger classes how to sew by hand and use a sewing machine, too. It's a lot of fun, but I keep forgetting that there's a DA category for sewing. :D
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep :D
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
I really like this - cool idea and pretty unique - I can't say I've ever seen a leather teddy (bear) before!
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! ^^ I sew a lot of teddy bears, but this one was pretty different. :D
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
He is - that's what is so cool about him!
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :hug:
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ultimatedogluva528 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
How cute!! Great job!
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I don't think I'd do something like this these days - now that I know where leather comes from.
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Tonaho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student General Artist
wow really well done :clap:
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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Tonaho Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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SorrowfulSolitude Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
lol well I may be for animal rights and everything but atleast people find use to the hide among other things from the animal. Anyway, I won't get into that argument- this is well done and it reminds me of one of those really old teddy bears from like the 1800s. Zero would love to eat this for sure :) haha
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree that leather generally looks best holding the animals' insides in. I don't think I'd do something like this these days. On the other hand, it's built to last. :laughing: We have to keep this from Carl, too - he'll eat anything. :D
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missbeautifool Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
bello proprio *_* un orsetto diverso dal solito
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:icontheancientofdays:
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow: Although I speak almost no Italian, I could almost understand that! :D
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missbeautifool Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
emm aha
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:iconmissbeautifool:
missbeautifool Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
emm excuse me XD i made a mistake . a different teddy bear . i like it
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I sew a lot of different kinds of bears - not as much now as I used to, but sewing is really something I enjoy. ^_^
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missbeautifool Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
^_^
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dragonC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Wow this is really well done and unusual!:wow: That's an another one of a kind!:D
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^_^ After "creepy", "animal rights" and "seen it before", it's nice to get a compliment. :D
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