“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
petit ours au chocolat (little chocolate teddy bear)
Q: How do you tell the difference between a little girl chocolate teddy bear and a little boy chocolate teddy bear?
A: The extra little bit of chocolate.
i didn't get it either, when i was eight.
i think i get it now.
i made my first Teddy Bear for R14's first birthday. his name is *Reuben* and he's gorgeous, if a bit wobbly now. Woozie has been wanting to make a bear for simply ages, and today our lovely friends, Nikki and Steph invited us over for a Teddy Bear Making Day. so we took the chocolate fur that i originally bought a year and a half ago, and little brown eyes and plastic joints and the pattern book that R14 keeps getting outta the library, and headed off for some girl time and compulsory chocolate muffins.
cutting out more cutting outafter a spot of sewing "use your head!
but i don't wanna use my h-e-a-d!!!"
(guess the movie line)
stuffing him voilà, meet *Ghana* the little chocolate teddy bear, named after our fave Dark Ghana chocolate. He likes to spend sunny afternoons nestled amongst the flowers in The Secret Garden, and long evenings snuggled up with his favourite person, who has probably smuggled some chocolate into her room. But no one's going to be able to see the chocolate smudges on his fur (that's the "extra little bit of chocolate").