Tuesday, November 13, 2012

♥ Christmas Crafting


I'm making Christmas presents again this year (last years are here) & have already finished a couple of them. Here's the first one I've completed, a bear for one of my young cousins. I'll probably only be able to show you this & another one before the date, as some of my family read my blog, & I don't want them to find out what I'm doing, haha!
 
Anyway, I did in fact use a pattern for this bear, it's this pattern by JennyLovesBenny, which I bought years ago to make a small mohair bear for my mum. I thought I might as well put it to use now! I had to enalrge it by about 500% or something ridiculous, this bear is about 30cm high sitting, & the one in the pattern about 15cm standing. As you can tell I didn't use fur, but leftover wool tweed from this skirt project. I did use some scraps of mohair on the ears & feet, so it's kinda like a topsy turvy bear.
 
I also crocheted her a little cardigan, which I also studded with hotfix hearts(her nose is also studded with a little hotfix gem!), as she seemed a bit cold without any fur, haha! She's half machine sewn/half handsewn. The handsewing bits were pretty tricky, esp with my choice of a fabric that likes to fray easily! Also, because she isn't furry, mistakes showed up really easily, which is something I didn't think of! I think she turned out okay though, she's jointed & even has a growler in, so I hope my cousin likes her.

35 comments:

  1. So sweet!!

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  2. Beautiful! You are very talented :)

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  3. so pretty!! *_* you should sell these in your shop! You are so talented! ♥ I love how you used tweed fabric instead of fur! ♥

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  4. Bloody Nora, you're talented. It looks like something from a VERY expensive shop. I think the kids will be delighted with this present.

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  5. She is so cute, I love her cardigan, I would wear it :D

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  6. You are so talented & creative, I love visiting your world :-)

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  7. This is the cutest gift ever. You are too cute! ( ∩ ≧ ∀≦)∩ I'm a new reader by the way. I found out about you through "pink-puppies". Thanks for sharing! ♥

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  8. She's adorable! It's so cute how you made her a little sweater :)

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  9. Awwww, she's so cute!!! I bet your cousin will love it!! <3

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  10. Hi OH my God that's amazing!!! I know want to do something like this, i need to do more crafting stuff. I'm sure your cousin or family member will simple adore it.

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  11. You're so talented, I just love your blog :)

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  12. IN LOVE! <3 So, so cute and perfect for any occasion. I must give this a try <3

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  13. omg, it's so freakin cute! that looks like it would be $$ if bought from a store. love the tweed! i want one now! haha

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  14. Oh my~ whoever is getting one of these is going to love it to bits ^.^
    So pretty~

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  15. Aww she's so lovely! I want one!!!

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  16. Aaw that is so adorable! You're super talented!

    Becky
    xx

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  17. adorable teddy ! I love stuff like this :3 super cute.

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  18. That's so cute! You're really good!

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  19. Hey Georgina. Greetings from finland. You descripe yourself fat? well this is my opinion. You are PRETTY and cute. naawww. YOU LIVE IN ENGLAND. Shame me. I want too, live in britain. huaaw, I will follow you and your awesome blog. thankies cutie!

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  20. You know what is so special about this? Your cousins will keep this forever, it'll be their fondest memory of you. Their special cousin who would make them things, instead of buying them things, for Christmas. Even if they're young and they cast the bear to the back of their closets as they reach for the flash trash, they'll be pulling out this bear when they're older, when they try to grasp at their childhood again. You shall be the creator of their memories. That is very special!

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  21. Wow! This teddy is ridiculously cute! Your very talented and crafty, you should sell them, they are so sweet in little pink tweed.
    Daisy Dayz
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  22. Oh my God, this is so adorable. I’m sure that your cousin will love it. It seems, you are so talented on handy craft stuff.

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  23. This is absolutely darling, I wish it were mine!! <3

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