I'm trying a new technique on my paw pads called trapunto. Here is a preview.
The black part of the pads are raised, similar to real paw pads. I'm trying it on all four paws. It will be awhile though before the bear that goes with these paws is finished. I am getting ready to move home and studio so teddy may be set aside for a bit while the cleaning, packing and moving business is done. Not to mention the fact that I think I need to sew some curtains for the new place. And the yard needs to be made ready for some tomatoes. And... :)
"We should understand well that all things are the work of the Great Spirit. We should know the Great Spirit is within all things: the trees, the grasses, the rivers, the mountains and the four legged and winged peoples; and even more important, we should understand that the Great Spirit is also above all these things and peoples. When we do understand all this deeply in our hearts, then we will fear and love and know the Great Spirit, and then we will act and live as the Spirit intends" ~ Black Elk