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1907 Teddy Bear instructions
This bear is adapted from an authentic 1907 pattern. The pattern is free to use, but bears made from it must have attribution if sold. The pattern may not be copied and resold.
A few notes on materials:
Bears of this time period were made of mohair, but you'll probably be using faux fur (refer to my faux fur guide: http://viergacht.deviantart.com/gallery/30350282#/d4agdzp ). The most common authentic color was gold, with dark brown, white, gray and cinnamon also used. You can, of course, use any color you prefer.
The amount of material you'll need depends on what size bear you're making. The pattern can be enlarged or shrunk. 1/3 to 1/2 yards should be more than enough, with plenty left over in case of mistakes. If your fur has a stretchy backing, you should bond it to iron-on interfacing before cutting the pattern, as this will keep the pieces from stretching and distorting. It also makes the pattern easier to draw on. If you use mohair, you won't need interfacing.
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Human, Being
There was a time, not long ago, I would have given anything to be something else.  
Ever since I was little I wanted to be an animal.  It didn't really matter what animal, as long as it was an animal.  Animals were beautiful effortlessly, it seemed to me, and oh so deserving of love, admiration, respect, and affection.  I was not.  I was less than perfect, unlovable as a little girl, and so I sought to be an animal.  It had to be better than being a human, especially a chubby little girl who nobody understood.
As I grew, I centered my life around this belief, that it would be better to be other.  At first it was unicorns and horses, then it was the fiery power of dragons, and finally the mysterious grace of wolves.  I thought that if I could somehow learn the ways of wolves, perhaps I might find a way to become one of them someday.   Perhaps I could find four feet and race into the wilderness
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