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.