Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bears ..................

A blog update to show that I have actually been working!
As yet all unnamed but here is a preview of my latest creations.First is a little purple and cream panda decorated with vintage velvet flowers...
Miniature embroidery can be a challenge and this little girl's dress is something different, silk ribbon flowers with beads and bullion roses. The beautiful lace collar is a small piece of French lace, one of my finds at a brocante market.

I really admire those artists who make worn traditional style bears that look like attic finds. Old style tatty looking bears are something that, try as hard as I might, I cannot seem to replicate. I used one of my older traditional style patterns and a very short pile fabric for one of my new bears and whilst I have a nice little bear, she just looks like a bear made from short pile fabric! She has a floral dress with a little crochet cardi. I wanted a 'top down' style cardi and searched the internet without much success for a suitable pattern which I could adapt. Eventually had to create my own design for a cardi which looks just right for this little bear. Unfortunately being the scatter brain that I am, I did not write down any stitch details for a repeat.
Megan has designed a great new pattern, a little pink elephant which should be complete and ready for our Etsy store next week.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown


DBears said...

Was für schöne Bären. Ich bin begeistert und werde dich mal gleich speichern, damit ich bloß nichts verpasse. Wunderschön auch der Blog, also bis die Tage wieder. Mit den besten Grüßen aus Deutschland von den DBears.
-- Dirk --

IRIS said...

I love your absolutely adorable bears!

Sandi said...

I love your blog. The design elements are lovely, your garden is gorgeous and your bears are adorable. I am also a cat lover so I love seeing pictures of them too.


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