I spent last Saturday doing my own waltz with bears.
|A teddy bear made by my friend Martha.|
These teddies aren't hard to make. We use a McCall's Crafts pattern by Carol's Zoo. It has only two pattern pieces!
From cutting to sewing to stuffing, it takes no more than an hour and a half to complete a bear. We purchase child-safe eyes and noses from Home Sew, a sewing and crafts supply company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (http://www.homesew.com).
|Pinning the front to the back of the bear.|
On this particular day, there were eight of us working on bears. My hospice family wanted five bears, and provided two pairs of lounge pants and a shirt from which to make them. We had enough fabric to cut out two small and three medium bears.
We got a good head start, but I did end of bringing them home to finish stuffing.
It's a simple project, and I'm happy that I can bring a little peace and comfort to someone who has lost a loved one.
|ASG members hard at work at their machines.|
Hope you like raggy bears, shaggy bears and baggy bears, too!
P.S. I've been working on about five things at once...my dress for my son's upcoming wedding, a gift for him and his future wife, a t-shirt quilt for a client, developing classes for the Bead Garden, and in the midst of all of this, my d.h. and I decided to totally re-do our bedroom! Watch for future posts on these and other projects!