Friday, 26 August 2011

Being crafty...

Well...apart from making bears, I have recently dabbled in a couple of other crafts recently!

Here is the first one I did - patching working a little pillow for Lyla bear. It was a little difficult but I got there in the end and she is very very happy :)

Secondly, my mum bought me some knitting needles and wool and taught me how to knit yesterday! She did teach me when I was a lot younger but I couldn't remember so she taught me again and now there is no stopping me! Raindrop now has a cute little blanket with three dinky buttons sewn on. I have also made a bow for a bears hair with a little heart button set in the centre :)


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Getting ready for the new school year...

I now have a week and a half before I am back at school. I went in today to sort my classroom.

Anyway, now that I am going back into school (45 minute drive so I wouldn't go in unless I NEEDED to), I can now enlarge some of my patterns! My bunny pattern needs some work, Im going to tweak the legs and feet and bum, as well as the ears and then I want to enlarge it slightly to make a bigger black halloween bun. Then I will be enlarging another pattern I have got ready to create a big brown bear looking more traditional than my usual colourful ones - both will be saved for the Minstead fair.

I currently have a red and white bear on the go. Poor thing has been half sewn up for well over a week now, I am hoping to get her sewn up in the morning and start stuffing and closing up the limbs.

That is all for now, I will post a piccie up of my latest bear when ready :)

Thank you!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Far too long!

Three months since I posted on here....where has the time gone?!

It is getting to the end of August now - I have been busy making lots and lots of bears for the Minstead bear fair on the 23rd of October. It is the summer holidays so I have had plenty of time to stock up and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Piccies can be seen on my website - in the bears for sale section and the fairs section.

The bear fair in Stratford on the 12th June was a success! I was very excited about it and seeing as it was my first bear, the experience was phenomenal! I sold two bears on the day and had lots of fantastic feedback so I am already looking forwards to future fairs and the creations I make.

I have just sent off my advertisement for the Teddy Bear Times. It will appear in the next issue so please look out for it :)

Just a quick one for today, so I will update again very soon.