Thursday, 17 May 2007

One Of Those Weeks!


Well at the beginning of the week I had a great idea for a miniature bear and eagerly cut out my pieces, the mohair was a little thick for this size of bear. I usually use my turning forceps for miniature bears but could I find them amongst the messy drawers? No I didn't have a chance so rather than tidy up my drawers just then,I picked up one of my stuffing sticks, this would do for now... bad idea.... I carefully turned the little head, the arms , the tummy, first leg and then lo and behold, when I was turning the second leg - my last piece....

Oh no!!! The stick went through the foot pad and made a hole, can you see the picture with the stick through there. So this little bear sadly wont materialise now and has been put away in the drawer, with the mess (oh I don't throw anything much away, that's why my drawers are such a mess). Thankfully this (holes) does not happen often and I decide to spend the rest of the morning cleaning out the drawers, hurray found my forceps, pity it is too late for little brown bear! Never mind, we do have to learn from our mistakes!!

I have another idea and cut out a black bear, start to sew and whilst sewing have a better idea, so I put away black bear for now and cut out a pink bear, with great idea in my head start to sew enthusiastically. Half way through pink bear I get another idea, run to get more mohair out and cut out a panda. Now I have too many bears cut out and wonder which one to finish first, I walk from room to room thinking and then remember I have 4 little bear waistcoats that I knitted ready for my next bear fair on 9th June, but not sewn up and stuffed into a bag somewhere, and also there was the little bear dress that I finished which also needed sewing up to go with another idea I have for a bear. I decide to abandon the bears for a couple of days whilst my head clears and sew up the waistcoats and dress..... my mind will be clearer if I can finish a few things off.

Here are the finished waistcoats and dress!!
















Now back to the bears with nice tidy drawers and two empty bags, I decide to pick up the panda and am hoping to finish him at the end of the week!

Warm wishes
Pauline

6 comments:

Vee said...

Pauline...don't throw it away@@ You could always carefully mend the tiny hole...and then put a little butterfly or ladybug on the area???

Pauline said...

Thank you so much for your advice Vee, I would never have thought of that. Thank goodness I still have the bear, nearly threw it in the bin!

Warm wishes
Pauline

Laura Lynn said...

How aggrevating Pauline! But yes, the buttefly idea is great! I also HAD to comment on your wonderful knit teddy bear clothes! I am in love with that dress :)

Pauline said...

Aww thank you Laura Lynn. I just have to finish the bear yet to wear it! I went and started another one after I found another piece of mohair that I liked and will have to go back later to finish! I am always doing such things, but then I bet you do that too.

Pauline
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Aleta said...

Pauline, don't throw your little bear aside!! Mend the hole a little haphazard and fill the foot with a bit of excelsior...letting a bit show through. Then distress the bear a wee bit!! There now, you have a lovely little tatty teddy!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Pauline said...

Oh Wow Aleta, that is another brilliant idea - thank you so much, gonna get him back out and fix him next week I am, will post pics!

Warm wishes
Pauline
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