To return to the rejuvenation of the little fellow: having stitched up the "treated" pattern pieces, the stuffing began. All limbs were done separately and attached to the body. Initially, I had intended to allow Little Red Ted's head to move around: alas, the space within the body piece was too tight to allow my arthritic fingers to attach the head safely - it kept coming apart when I was trying to stuff the body, so in the end I decided to attach the head so it did not move. (After all, it was how he had arrived in my custody!) While the limbs looked fine before I began to stuff the body, it became obvious that neither Little Red Ted's ears or eyes were in the right places.
|Ears were too big: eyes too high|
|Sitting with Cy when complete|
Then, the production of Big Red Ted began - I'll describe this process tomorrow, including a few words about the reception Mrs. P gave to both toys.