Whatabout ye folks, it's Lee here. I've been really enjoying making Lisa Pay's fantastic free patterns for bears and toy making. Her instructional videos on YouTube are truly second to none. If someone as novice as me can make a bear, anyone can, lol. Now, I'm not perfect at it, but I certainly give it a go, teehee. I'm sharing a little Snuggle Bear I made using Lisa's free pattern. Check out her video for all the details on how to make it. If you want to buy any of the items I used to make this bear, see my shopping list below. I'm not sponsored by any of these companies, it's just the places that I bought my supplies from and have had great service from.
Ok, first off......I made a BIG MISTAKE and we are just going to notice it, giggle and move on, teehee. I did all this work and ended up at the last hurdle messing up the eye placement....I know, I know....FACEPALM. But I promise, the next one will be better. I have bought eye placement pins so a mistake like this doesn't.....at least, hopefully doesn't happen again, lol.
My wee sister, T has asked me to make her a Memory Bear using her favourite clothes that she's kept from her wee daughter, Lexi who is almost 6 now......I think T is VERY brave in entrusting me with her daughter's prized possessions....I don't feel one bit worried at all....nope, there is no doubt in my mind that I can do this......EEEKKKKKK! Well, T trusts me which is probably more credit than I'm due. But you know me....I'll give it a good go, teehee. Again, Lisa Pay has shared a Memory Bear and a free pattern too so no doubt, that is the one I will be using. Thankfully, by the time I get that bear made, I'll have received the Bear tester eyes....so hopefully it won't have wonky eyes, lol.
That's it from me folks. See you on the next one.
Toodles Noodles.....Lee aka Crafty Loops xx
As of typing, the links to these items are available. However, I cannot guarantee that the links will always work. Therefore, I suggest a quick Google search and that should help you out.
Toy safety eyes - Ebay
Flocked Safety Nose, size 21mm - Ebay
Hollow Fibre Toy Stuffing - Ebay
Ditsy Floral polycotton in Black with white flowers - Ebay
Guterman extra strong thread in beige - Ebay
Cotter joints, various sizes - Ebay
Sherpa Fabric in Stone - Ebay
Cotter pin key - Bear Basics - if you are serious about bear/toy making, I highly recommend this tool. It can be very difficult to turn down the cotter pins, particularly if you have difficulties with your hands. I don't have issues with my hands but even I found affixing the cotter joints really hard on my hands, particularly if you are making more than one toy at a time. So this tool is a life saver.