Friday, January 6, 2012

A creative start to the New Year .........

A warm welcome to my new followers and thank you for your comments.   As much as I try to limit my time sitting in front of the computer, working on my own can be lonely and I enjoy the contact with on line friends.

My first bear for 2012 is complete and now on e-bay.

She is made from very ultra sparse vintage long pile fabric.    It was rather a strange colour so I put it in a tea dye to add a little brown shading.   Her dress is made from fine white cotton lawn with vintage lace trim and I have added a tiny monogram motif from my stash as a pocket on the front of the skirt.    As it has the initial 'E' she has been christened Evangeline.   A rather grand name for a little bear perhaps?   I made her little cardigan from a vintage hand knitted child's sock.   It has a beautiful lace pattern but stitching this little cardi was not for the faint hearted as I was terrified the fine knitting would fall apart.    I edged the sleeves with lace and threaded a bow through the neck.   

I have almost completed stitching a little fox, something I have wanted to make for a long time.    Hope to have some pictures to share soon.

I did find time to indulge my need for beading in a somewhat limited way.     Embroidered a tiny pendant with seed beads, flowers and leaves.   Added some dangles, a chain and have something for our Etsy shop.

With Hugglets just some seven weeks away and a backlog of orders the next few weeks promises to busy. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ~Neil Gaiman


Claudia said...

What a lovely Bear-Lady! Dear Wendy, your first bear for this year is wonderful! I love her face and the clothes you made for her!

Have a happy weekend!
Sending bear hugs

June said...

Oh Evangeline is another beauty Wendy!!!
her little dress and sweater is darling...and that little pendant is absolutely the sweetest thing I have seen.
It sounds like you have much to keep you busy my friend. I sure identified with your needing to be on the computer less, to get more creating done. Sometimes I get on and see all these beautiful things everyone is making and think to myself...well June you could do that if you wouldn't just look and would actually get in the studio and create. That's my goal this year.
sending hugs from here...

Hanni said...

What a wonderful bear! So cute and your embroidered treasure is lovely!


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