This dearly loved Wendy Boston bear was brought to me in need of help.
His stuffing was escaping from the holes worn in the front of his body from being a well-traveled bear and I guess too many hugs and kisses.
This type of Wendy Boston bear was filled with foam chips and over time the foam disintegrates and finally breaks down into a sticky, powdery mess.
We caught this little bear in time to save him from such a nasty experience and now he's been re-stuffed with a premium quality polyester filling.
I gently cleaned him then re-surfaced the front of his body with fabric that I'd tinted and aged to reflect his original well-loved condition minus the holes.
A tidy up of his nose stitching and a few darned areas on the worn tips of his ears, paws and feet made him altogether a much stronger, happier and healthier bear!
I couldn't thank his owner enough and was quite overwhelmed when she very kindly gave me a bouquet of what are coincidentally my favourite flowers and a very generous tip for helping her bear. Her gesture of appreciation truly made my day!
Thank you so much Mrs A. :0)