A couple-few years after buying this old mohair bear, St. Lucy Bear, on eBay, I'm finally getting around to restoring her.
Taking out the killer cotter pins was the biggest impediment.
I'm surprised to see after a bath how bee-bright yellow-orange she was (visible at her joints).
In pieces--those discs are her joints:
Why we have child safety laws:
Stitching on Lucy's (velvet) paw. I'm touched when I come across evidence of a person before me:
Bathing in mild soap:
Dry again! (Eyes just set in place--fabric behind needs reinforcing).