Sumire was made for my Sensei who has decided to return home to Japan. Many of us were very sad to see her leave, but we were all very grateful to her kindness and patience as a teacher. So, Sumire has a sort of a little smile...
Sumire or 菫 means 'violet (the flower)' in Japanese. She was christened by a dear friend, and fellow bear-maker El. Sumire loves classical music.
Date of Birth: 17 Dec 2009
Sumire is now in Japan and lives with her new owner, my Sensei. :) I hope I will get to visit them one day!
Here's the peering photo~