Monday, January 12, 2009
The Vintage Rose made a comment about wishing the icing bears were material so they wouldn't be eaten which made me think about the bear I sewed myself. So I'm posting a couple of pictures of him. I call him a he because even though he is pink he still looks like a boy. I hand sewed him quite a few years ago. I really wanted the experience of making my own bear but didn't have a sewing machine at the time. He turned out pretty well, I think, except for his hunched back. I also like embroidering flowers so I embroidered some flowers with a little bible reference on his foot. The poor thing is a little worse for wear now because at one stage I let the kids play with him for a while. I don't know that I'll be doing that again, unless I make a bear specifically for them to play with. I haven't made any other bears since, or should I say I haven't completed any, as I have two cut out. One the same as my one, I used pink dressing gown material, with the inside out, and the other out of calico which I had started embroidering flowers on each panel. I have two sewing machines now so I really should finish making those two, the problem is that I borrowed the book from my mother in law and now I don't remember what the bears name was so I don't have the exact instructions of how to put him together. Oh, well. That's what I get for only doing half a job.