This is Cindy Bear, a favorite companion in my childhood.
I brought her down to my office and sat her on top of my desk.
Her joints still move, and she looks just the way I remember her.
A very nice bear.
She has many different dresses. I had to sew these outfits for her because she was a bit too chunky to fit into regular doll clothing. I didn't often play with dolls, but I did play with Cindy Bear.
I learned much about sewing as I fashioned outfits for Cindy to wear. Fortunately Cindy Bear was patient as outfits were tried on over and over as I figured out how to shape the fabric and design ways to make the clothes stay on her body.
Mrs. Hoberg, mother of my friend Janet, encouraged sewing projects in her basement sewing room and provided us with a supply of fabric scraps. We felt free to experiment, so we had fun.
I especially liked this green cotton dress with the yellow ribbon -- one of my better creations. I was pleased with the way the wooden bead worked to control the tightness of the shoulder straps.
|Cindy Bear says Hi!|