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Hawthorne, the Boot Bear

Added Jan 19, 2011

by violetsky

London, United K...






Once upon a time, deep in the woods of Dorkland, a young lady went for a dawdle. She decided to take off her boots to go for a paddle in the cold clear water of the River Mole. Thinking she was all alone she was surprised to hear someone jumping accross the stepping stones near by. Looking up she saw her boots jumping from stone to stone. Upon closer inspection, she witnessed a little bear jumping across the river in her boots. His name was Hawthorne, and he was a Boot Bear. Now Boot Bears love having their long legs all warm and cosy in a pair of boots. They patiently wait by river banks, in a hope that a human will take off their boots to splash in the river, then the bears sneak out and steal the boots. I made a deal with Hawthorne. I invited him to could come and live with me at 9 Cloud Street, where he could share all my boots. He’s now a very happy bear, as his legs are always warm and cosy.

Material Notes

wool fabric, buttons, scrap of leather and cotton, embrodery thread, and stuffed with old cushion filling.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    May 28, 2014, 07.35 PMby freaky-philomeen

    I found your ‘studio’ when I searched different variations of the dirndl dress…yours is very cute!!

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    May 28, 2014, 07.34 PMby freaky-philomeen

    love this story! and the boot bear. I should make one when next autumn arrives…this idea is just so great! like your projects, too!

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    Jun 6, 2011, 08.36 AMby junespoon

    wow SUCH a good idea – and i love the fairy story!! Very cool!

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    Jan 21, 2011, 10.06 AMby claudinka

    Oh! I think I have to go in the woods, too, and see if I can make an arrangement with one of these creatures. ;-)

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    Jan 20, 2011, 02.05 PMby lclausewitz

    Very cute. I might want to make one of these and stuff it into my pair of Hessian boots. Preferably in a bright colour, since my biggest problem isn’t stiffening the boots but finding them amongst the dark and drab hues dominating their corner of the room….

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    Jan 20, 2011, 12.09 AMby feldmantcat

    Adorable! I need some boot bears.

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      Jan 20, 2011, 12.20 AMby violetsky

      Beware they seem to multiply quite fast.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 09.56 PMby mollystitch

    Genius idea, I love it. Practical, cute, and a great way of using scraps!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 08.15 PMby cooi

    GREAT idea!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 08.02 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Cute little background story! That little critter is just adorable! I think it would be super cute in black with white polka dots.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 06.22 PMby chromachord

    So cute! I may very well have to do this, as my boxless boots keep falling over.

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      Jan 19, 2011, 06.50 PMby violetsky

      Go for it! It’s a great way to use up, long narrow scraps of fabric.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 06.20 PMby ewalina

    I think that you’re a genius … is that your idea? :-) I’ve personally never seen anything like that …

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      Jan 19, 2011, 06.47 PMby violetsky

      I was inspired by my friends little boy. He stuffed his toy bear into my boots and it looked so cute and made my boot stand tall instead of collapsing. So the idea came from there.

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