Monday, 16 November 2009

Apparently time flies when you're having fun!

I can't say that the last few weeks have been fun, but the time has truly flown...
I have been creating a few bits and bobs over the past month and this morning I popped to the scrapstore while Danny was at pre-school and stocked up on fabric that I have no-where to store... so I had better get on and make it into something I suppose! lol


When I was in production line mode with dogs I made a red white and blue one... so I would like you to meet Jack the dog!


I then found a pattern for a teddy bear that I thought I would give a go... he is very popular with everyone at the village cafe... where most of my creations get an airing...


The cake is an attempt at a mince pie but I am currently at a loss what to do with it next...

I started this chocolate coloured teddy bear which was a much chunkier wool and I used a slightly larger hook... however when I got to his feet I ran out of wool.... so I unpicked his legs and decided to start with a red wool of a similar weight and make his feet have boots and then finish the top of his legs with the brown.... however he's not been very well received (not like the white one) should I make him a jacket? or a hat or something...?


I was given a odd ball of sock wool... so I thought I would granny square it to see what it would look like.... I quite like the effect, its fairly delicate and fine but sturdy enough to be a scarf or cushion cover.... not sure what it will end up as... ;

I have been given over the past few months a vast array of odds and ends of wool, and I really can't store much more.... so I am starting to make granny squares and sew them together... in a bid to put them to good use...


and this is some of the fabric from the scrapstore... its quite heavy fabric more like upholstery weight but I think it will lend itself well to making some fabric boxes and Christmas stockings...


I will post again tomorrow as I must dash now... I have a few creations to finish as they need to be boxed up and sent out and I have some pictures to share with you of some lovely things that Sarah from The Blueberry patch sent me in return for a dog that I posted to her today...

I can't believe its only 5 weeks and 4 days till Christmas...
I have so much to do some stuff related to me and I still have stuff relating to the PTA to do and 2 signs to paint for a lady in the village who is opening a farm shop....

goodness me I could do with another pair of hands! lol

take care
seeya again tomorrow
Alex
x

17 comments:

smilernpb said...

So glad you're back to blogging! We've all missed you! I love all of the things you've made. They are fab!

Speak soon xxx

karen said...

Hiya stranger
My, my you have been busy. Those bears are so cute.
I know how you feel with being so busy everytime I finish one job I get given another. I've just been informed that I'm making christmas cards with the pre school children this month.
I'd write myself a too do list but I think it would take me until december to write that lol.
(((hugs)))
karen

lisa ridgeon said...

I love Jack with his patriotic flag, infact i love all your creations. I think a scarf or other accessory would balance out the brown bears red feet.

Do you sell your goodies at the Village Cafe?

X X

Pomona said...

Perhaps you could turn the bear into a Christmas one with a coat and hat? I do love the pale coloured one, though, just as he is.

Pomona x

Shabby Chick said...

Looking forward to seeing your goodies from Sarah, I ordered one of her Christmas reindeers yesterday and I can't wait to get it!

I think your brown teddy is v sweet. I would sew a few white beads on top of the mince pie to look like icing sugar :)

Mel xxx

Snippety Gibbet said...

You have such a delicious stock of yarns and cloth. How fun! I love all the animals. I think the puppy is my favorite though.

Trin said...

Great stuff! Love the crocheted stuffies!

pinkfairygran said...

Love Jack the dog, but you're right about the brown bear, he looks a bit as if something is missing... could you knit him a coat, red, make him santa bear?

Itch2stitch.com said...

How long???!!!! Mad panicky look on my face now! Love your beautiful creations! suzie xxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Alex!
Gosh you have been busy with that crochet hook of yours. Personally I think brown bear is very cute indeed. Maybe he could just have a little festive waistcoat? And maybe a little gift to hold? Jack the dog is just so very delightful - Regis says he is proud to see another member of his family on your blog...
The mince pie? Maybe just a little holly sprig on top? Or a miniature robin - would have to be tiny!
Take care dear
Denise x

Joanne said...

Hi, I think Mr Brown bear would look good with a jumper or something.
I love the effect and colour that the sock wool has given you, it would look good as flower pins.

Looking forward to tomorrow night.

Joanne x

Elenka said...

I love Jack the Dog. There's just something about his chunky legs and his face that are so sweet. You do great work!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Alex

You have been a busy bee! I love what you have made. I wish my crochet skills would extend to making animals. With a bit of patience I'll get there in the end. The colours of the granny squares are lovely, mellow pinks and purples.
Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

susan said...

Hi Alex, Brympton calling,
Just to wish you and you family an amazing Christmas, and pass my best on to your Brother.
Please say you'll come and help I'm launching renaissancegrace.com on 14th Feb 2010 from the Ball room.
Don't forget The Turn Of The Screw 3OTH Dec make sure the kids are in bed!!
Speak in the new year.
Take care Susanxx

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

ALEX!!! What are you doing being away for five weeks? LOL!! Get back on here and come give me a hug!!!!! I have missed you my friend!!! I'm back and hope you make it by soon to visit and chat!!! BIG BIG HUGS ♥ Teresa

Itch2stitch.com said...

Happy new year! suzie. xxx

Taz said...

Missing you hon, hope all is ok and you had a lovely Xmas. Happy New Year x