Christmas last year my mum had a homemade theme and made both the girls a teddy, the dinosaur obsessed E.J was given a dinosaur and E.D was given an adorable teddy bear. About a month ago E.J decided that she wanted a teddy bear too. Now i couldn’t ask my mum to make a teddy bear because she was busy making my sisters prom dress (i was tempted though), so my mum gave the pattern. The pattern was from the book ‘sew a metre’ and was designed by Jhoanna Monte Aranez. There was lots of things in that book that i wanted to make and i quickly gave it back to my mum just incase it got lost in my pile of to-do-books.
Back to the bear, i got a bunch of fabrics out for her to choose from and we went for button eyes just to be different and she chose them too. I would say she left me to it but she stood over me watching every stitch. She helped stuff the bear and once the thread was snipped off she grabbed that bear and now it goes everywhere with her.
I love it when something i make, makes someone so happy.
Now im off to go fabric shopping for some binding for my mums quilt. So hows that big secret noones seen going? Well its actually making some progress, i now at the quilting stage which is my favourite part. I have gone for a more decorative (time consuming) quilting pattern, but i definately think it will be worth it when it all comes together.
Hope everyone has a great week, think ill be spending most of time outside and making the most of this lovely weather.