Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bear Making

Thank you for all the Birthday wishes in my last post.  It was a day of sunshine and showers!  I spent part of the day looking at my new book on making felt animals.  With so many animals to choose from; squirrels, rabbits, moles, mice - I opted to make a bear!

After transferring the pattern to felt I have carefully cut the pieces out.  I am opting to hand sew the bear but depending on how I progress may use the sewing machine if I make other animals.  I don't think this will be an easy make as there are things like cotter joints involved in the making!

I have never made a jointed toy before and feel quite excited in doing something 'grown up'.  I will be forever the child in getting pleasure in the newness of  experiencing something different.


6 comments:

Ethel Johnson said...

Isn't creativity great for lifting the spirits.
Just off to google 'cotter joints'
(don't grow up... it's a trap!)
xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe so glad you're enjoying the process...I can't wait to see!
V x

Rosie said...

Great to hear you enthuse about a new project, Simone and who can resist a bear? I'm off to google 'cotter joints' too!:)

Helen Philipps said...

How lovely that you are making a bear and have already begun! Creating something is the best feeling!
Helen xox

Julia said...

Oh, look forward to seeing your bear - cotter joints are fine so long as you have the correct tools xx

Lisa said...

Never heard of a cotter joint, but you are so skilled in so many crafts I bet this make will be a success.
Lisa x