The Bear Necessities!

Sorry but could not resist the post title – am getting on very well with the components of the bear – not got a finished item yet but here are the parts. 

Bear pieces
Well it looks a bit like a bear ....... with a strange shaped head!

I am about half way through the gorgeous little dress and have decided that making small knitted animals may well become addictive. Am planning to make another dress to go with this bear and then I remembered that many moons ago when obviously my enthusiasm for buying knitting books far outweighed my prowess in actually knitting anything I bought this book. 

Bear book 1
Too cute!

The book Knitted Bears by Claire Garland  contains patterns for bears but more importantly clothing for said animals – who could resist this dress ….. 

bear book 4
A little frilly knitted dress

and these are just the cutest little shoes …….. 

bear book 3
Little baby bear boots!

A very, very long time ago I knitted and stitched a wardrobe for Barbie (they were great pieces to do – took no time at all) which Ellie really loved. So I may well have to devote some time to toy production – especially since we have more snow here this week which severely lessens my enthusiasm for being in the garden! 

Look at these little faces – don’t you just love them all? 

bear book 2
They all look so cute!

I have also today just got my Valentine exchange pice from Maggee in the USA. Look at the detail on this wonderful heart ornie. 

heart close up
Such neat stitching

It is now hanging on my conservatory door and looks so pretty. It is stitched on 32 count Bone Lugana and I think the design is called Tugtika from HDF. Anyway it is very, very pretty and thank you very much Maggee. 

Maggee's heart ornament

Have today finished stitching a gift which I will be able to reveal next week and have been finishing off another scissor keep – pics of that will have to be posted at some time in the future when I have given it to the recipient. 

Hope that you are having a happy time with textiles – thanks for visiting!