Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Little Bears

Once upon a time, several years ago, I used to make little teddy bears and sell them under my then business name of Sandy Paws. I say "little" bears because they usually stood five inches tall or slightly less and, because of this very manageable size, I was always able to easily stitch them entirely by hand. I came across a group of these little guys the other day and thought it might be fun to show them to you.



Wobbles, Bradley and Marmalade are all made from mohair and stand five inches tall. I used my own original design to make them and knitted Marmalade's scarf myself using pearl cotton.

Wally is my smallest bear. He stands just three inches tall and is made from a really soft "mini" bear fabric. My grandmother's old thimble will help give you a better idea of his actual size. I always loved making my bears but there came a time when I just needed a break from those little but sometimes demanding faces. Happily, I'm feeling that maybe it's time to get out my mohair once more and start stitching...

I hope everyone is staying as cool as possible so far this summer. I am still stitching away but don't seem to be getting much finished lately. Those cooler days of autumn sound pretty good right about now!

Sandy

10 comments:

Penny said...

Your little bears are so cute! I especially like the one with his paw in the marmalade! Glad you are getting back to stitching something you love -- after a well-deserved break. I look forward to seeing more of your creations!
Have a happy day!

Milah said...

Oh my goodness, a 3" bear, that's amazing! You should check with Guinness World Records, you may have something here!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Your bears are the sweetest. I love how each has their own personality. Marmalade looks very mischievous dipping his paw in that jam pot!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

These are all just too sweet for words!! I love tiny things, even though they are actually more time consuming to make, but oh what fun!! I especially love your tiny one with the thimble!!
Thanks for sharing, and happy creating!
Blessings~~
Julie

The Civil War Quilter said...

Oh! They are adorable! Please post any new bears "born" at your house in the future.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Simply adorable bears!!!
smiles
Teresa

jennifer768 said...

Adorable bears ,definitely makes you smile.Hugs,Jen

Monica Johansson said...

They are all extremely cute! I just love them!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

OMG what cute teddy bears! Strofty lookin'!!!!!!!!

Carol R said...

What sweet little bears. I definitely think you should pick up your bear making needle again!