Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Gone Bear mad..!!!

This below is the newest Bear I made today in just one day, all hand stitched too.... He is made from an old duvet cover and bits of felt.  he is the best yet, but still need to make a few improvements for the next one I make. I need to work on the faces too and buy some real teddy eyes...

Teddy's, Teddy's Teddy's

I think by the end of this week I will have teddy bears coming out of my ears... I finished Fred bunny in the post  below a few days ago  and Olivia loves him, so I wanted to make a teddy bear as my next project... Here he is below, he is made from felt too, and she does not even notice that he is a bit wonkey and rough looking but he is ok I think for my first attempt at a proper bear..

 I have had lots of requests from friends and family to make them and their kids teddy's, so I am making a big old fashioned teddy out of fabric that I got from the charity shops a few days back. Its going to be for my mums birthday in September.  I think I am going to have to invest in some proper teddy eyes and arm and leg attachments, as the stitched ones don't look very professional and they are a bit messy.

Monday, 2 August 2010


Wow I cant believe Heidi over at "Made By Heidi" picked me as one of the top 20 to vote for in her new competition.... Go and take a look and cast your vote. I am not aloud to tell you what I have entered but it is here in my blog. Thanks X X

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Fred bunny..

I promised my daughter I would make her a baby bunny teddy, as I have made her a few door signs the last few days, which she promptly told me where boring and she could not play with them. (she did mention they were pretty too, so thats ok, not a complete waste of 2 days work...)

She has named him Fred.

We also went to the "en yoke" (Irish carboot sale) down near to Wexford town today, and I could not resist buying these two lovely dresses for the fabric. Lovely colours.

I know Olivia said she did not want me to make thing else for her to hang on the wall, but I could not help it and she actually likes this princess garland I finished last night.  It quite long so a bit hard to take photos of, so I had to take a few separate ones instead.

I think I will now plan a little bear teddy for my niece too.. I have run into a bit of crafters block today, I can not seem to think of any new ideas to make.. I think I will have to look about on the net for inspiration... I am saving up nice blue/green/rustic/vintage fabrics to make 2 nice patchwork roman blinds for our new kitchen when we move, but I am a few bits short so I can not start them just yet, actually that reminds me I found a good curtain & blind making book the other day in town, but I was just window shopping so I had no cash on me to buy it, I will have to go back tomorrow to get it, as I am not sure how the ropes and bits work on blinds and I am a bit unsure how to make them.