Welcome bear at the wedding reception in Japan

I was back in Japan from middle of September for a little less than a month till early October.

The main purpose of this trip was to attend my friends’ wedding party. Of course, I’ve enjoyed the stay there and I went to visit lots of beautiful places and fancy craft shops, as well as great restaurants. So, I hope I will get other chances to show you how it was like 🙂

Anyway, my friend, the bride, had asked me to make a welcome bear for her wedding reception. (In Japan, it’s common to put stuffed animals or dolls at the entrance of the wedding reception to welcome guests in stead of the bride and gloom.)

I was so happy to have received this request from her!!

I asked her what kind of dolls she would like and she sent me some images that she took somewhere online. This is one of the images she sent me.

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I rushed into a fabric shop, and bought a white fabric. And then, I played with the fabric… voila!!

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It looks ugly before putting the stuffing… right? hihihi 😀 Here are steps to show you how I’ve made it.

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Then, I cut off the area that I didn’t need.

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Then, I flipped it inside out and put in the stuffing. Voila!!

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Actually, I wasn’t satisfied with the quality of my outcomes, so I’ve made quite some of them.

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By the way, I still have some of them at home… 🙂
Anyway, from them, I’ve picked up two of my favorite cuties. And I’ve made them dressed up 😀

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Since the first gift my friend has got from her husband was a necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels, I’ve made the same necklace for the doll 🙂 I hope they’ve noticed it!! (By the way, I was really surprised to see how expensive the real one was!!)

I was happy to have seen them at the their entrance hall of their wedding reception ♡

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I do hope their love will last forever!!
Happy wedding again, for my dear friend ♡

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