Monday, 28 July 2008

Sonny 3" panda on ebay

Hi everyone, flying visit. I'm covering for holiday leave and with trying to at least enjoy a bit of the nice weather with my family, well where does the time go! So love ya and leave ya with Sonny.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Denby on ebay

Heres Denby made from the new dense pile ulpholstery fabric. I must say it was the softest fabric I've ever used, you can't help but keep stroking it. I hope you think it makes a cute bear!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Funny two days....

Well what an odd start to the week, my daughter kept being sick yesterday (better now) so I was at home all day, then today stressing as trying to sort plans out for a dropped kerb for off street parking. Yes I need to do two sets of plans for the council. Yet again its because we are on a main road. They want £150 thats before I pay for the site plans (hopefully get them done for nothing, if not £40). Then theres the cost to get them look at the kerb, thats Highways department, planners will already of had a look, then quotes to do the work, then of course sorting the front garden out if its all OK. If I can get a little change out of £2000, I'll be lucky. Easy come, easy go!

So to cheer myself up...I've been looking for a weeks holiday late september, eeekkkk, holidays have shot up. I get fed up about hearing about credit crunch but costs are sure rising. Still I'm a firm believer in not wasting money so then when you deserve a treat, theres something in the pot. Cross fingers!

My treat last week was some new fabric. I started a bear but the new fabric was calling. Its the new dense cashmere type from Sassy fabrics. Its the softest yet, with a dense, strokeable pile. The backing is a little softer, which is weird at first but then you get used to it and it sews up lovely. Two legs, then an arm and its done! Kept me good for an hour or two.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

and here is Habika, African for Sweetheart, on ebay

Arnold 5" bear on ebay

Well here he is, my new 5" pattern. I'm rather pleased how he turned out, first time round too. Hope you like him!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Got the bug.....

Well these elephants are really addictive. I'm halfway through another one. Saying that, halfway through, as I decided to start my challenge bear for Teddy Talk. Paula set the 'panda' challenge. As I make pandas anyway I though I should do a brand new pattern. This one will be just under 5". A bit larger than usual! I've only enough fabric to draw the pattern and get it right first time. I'm too impatient to do it a few times, I like to go straight in there. I did just draw on the fabric until I realised I'd need a pattern for other bears and to tweak it at a later date. So there I was drawing around cut out material to make the pattern! Doh! Watch this space....

Monday, 7 July 2008

Rosebud and Marco on ebay

Well this is my second elephant Marco, what fun he was to make. I don't think it will be my last. I love bears but piggies, elephants, koalas are such a nice change.