Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mina the Mouse and Teddies Worldwide

I have been working hard on bears for the Teddies Worldwide Teddybear Extravaganza held at the end of March.... as a change of pace I made Mina the Mouse ( the Extravaganza is ALL bears!).
So far, I have eight bears all ready for the show..... and I will post a link later in March.
BTW... Mina is on BearPile...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Christmas 2014 my husband bought me a pattern from Gertie Knoevelkes.... I put off making it for a year. The pattern didn't have any instructions and I wasn't sure how things would turn out... LOL.  But I finally got to work about a week ago and it turned out fine. So I made another .... and here he is!  Or she is... my grand daughter, Lili, named her/him Riley saying others could decide whether Riley is a boy or girl!!

Riley was made from RED (!!) matted mohair with a blue gray backing.   He is on BearPile  .

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

another online show

Online bear shows are more and more frequent. I just finished one last weekend and now and preparing for another the end of March..... The upcoming show ( Teddies Worldwide Teddybear Extravaganza) is bears only and I  am enjoying coming up with some new ideas. 
I can't post any pictures just yet!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thomas is on etsy with his quilt

I have listed Thomas in my etsy shop..
I made Thomas from some vintage mohair... probably a seat or couch cover. His rag quilt was made from scraps... from a bandanna to Japanese tiny cupcake fabric.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rag quilt

I have several blogs that I follow... one of them, Mama Sparks World, explained how  she made a rag quilt. I thought one of my bears could really use a rag quilt and I wouldn't mind ( not at all!) using up some of my scraps. Mama Sparks' quilt used 5 inch squares which is way too large for my bears. I emailed her about using much smaller squares and she ok'd the idea. My final squares are 3 inches.

Here it is... and here is Thomas sitting on the quilt.  It was a lot of fun... and I was careful snipping the edges so I didn't cut where I wasn't supposed to !  LOL  I now have a bag full of squares .. scraps from other projects... waiting till I have enough for another quilt.