Cross stitch pattern of baby Ice Bear from We Bare Bears. This one was requested by one of my patrons so head over to Patreon to download the PDF and PNG files.
Grid Size: 78W x 99H
Design Area: 5.43″ x 6.93″ (76 x 97 stitches)
My Patron, Dalia, is a spell drafting student. Yeah, most normal spells have already been discovered, but there are still an infinite amount of strange effects you can get when combining basic spells. Usually it leads to nothing, but systematically trying different approaches until it finally works is just so satisfying.
There’s a new We Bare Bears spin off coming soon, We Baby Bears. I really liked the original and the baby episodes were super cute so I’m definitely hyped for this new series. A bit of character depth might be lost, but there’s just so much you can do with the concept of little bears learning new things and getting into trouble. I’m reminded of Paddington Bear, Corduroy, and Winnie the Pooh. The cute bears doing cute things genre has a long cultural heritage and I’m glad to see it’s still going strong.
Actually I have a story about bears. back in the golden days of the early aughts, I worked for a summer as a camp counselor at a camp I used to go to as a kid. It was so strange to see behind the curtain at all the places I wasn’t allowed to go and parts of the scout camp experience that the kids never saw. One such thing was clean up.
One night after an event, most of the staff were in the mess hall cleaning. There was about a dozen of us so it usually didn’t take too long. I volunteered to take out the trash because sweeping sucks and people are less likely to catch me dawdling if I’m outside. It was pitch dark by the dumpster, one of those big industrial sized ones since it wasn’t emptied very often. You really had to yeet that garbage if you wanted to get over the top. It made an odd sound as it landed, but I didn’t think anything of it.
The second round though. I brought a flashlight and proceed to freak the eff out. There was a bear in the dumpster that I had just spooked with a bag of garbage! The only reason why it didn’t attack me was because the dumpster was almost empty at the time.
I dropped the bag and ran back inside to get my friends. We all huddled at the door Scooby stack style watching this bear rummage in the trash. Someone smarter than me ran out another door to go get the boss who had emergency gear, and my boss who was much braver than I was, proceeded to blast this creature with an air horn while running up the hill like a valkyrie!
The bear scrambled out of the dumpster and into the night. There was lots of swearing.
Once we all started to calm down, one of my coworkers came up to us with some bad news. While we were distracted by the bear, someone had accidentally left the mop sink running and now the whole mess hall was flooded. We all had to spend an extra hour cleaning the floors to avoid water damage and I ended up doing even more sweeping than I was trying to avoid.
It was quite a night.