Hello there crafty folk,
What is this you may ask ... actually completing two blogs consecutively? Well it has been half-term this week so I have had a wee bit more time on my hands than usual. This week I have got out my trusty sewing machine and I have made another bear for a friend who recently had a baby (I'm a bit late as it was over a month ago but I'm sure she won't mind as she is fellow teacher too!).
Meet Blue Bear for baby Ely. I used one of Mandy Shaw's super patterns from her Quilt Yourself Gorgeous book. Her instructions are a bit quirky (as she puts it herself) but once you get your head around it they are simple to follow.
I use a blue fleece and various shades of blue felt that I had in my sewing stash. I embroidered the eyes rather than her suggested buttons as I thought they would be safer for a baby and I am a bit of button phob (I know ridiculous but true!).
On the last one I made, I embroidered the leg with baby's name but on blue bear, I embroidered a tag (I always was a huge fan of Paddington Bear), which I attached to a blue ribbon. I've sewn it in place so it is nice and secure. Well that's all for today. I do hope you like my bears,Happy Crafting! x
|He's a jolly bear even if his ears are a bit big!|
Below are some pictures of Pink Bear that I made for a little girl last summer.
|Is it a mouse or a bear ... I really need to sort out those ears!|