There is nothing most little children like better than something cuddly and warm – and there is nothing Gt Grandmas like better than to be able to give those little ones something cuddly and warm.
So with that in mind I went rummaging through the cupboard in the hope I’d find some books and papers from a few years ago. Insert triumphant look here when I emerged clutching this.
A long time ago I used to ‘dabble’ in the art of teddy making. That was back in the 1990s and early 2000s. Everyone I knew at the time was at it, friends were churning them out quickly so I thought ‘can’t be that hard can it? Oh my goodness – I was so stressed at every stage of making my first one – but I was hooked.lol The fact my friends were sewing them on a machine and I was hand sewing didn’t deter me. I enjoyed seeing them evolve from a piece of fur to something like Doug (in the picture below. 20 inches from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. Almost like a new born babe 🙂 )
Doug now resides at our house – his 21yr old owner is busy with her life and can’t care for him 🙂
So here I am again about to tackle another one. Fur – check! Pattern check!
90 minutes later – because it’s not quite as simple as it looks – Doug 2 is cut out and ready to go.
Looks like my knitting will be going on the back burner for a while 🙂
Doug is a bear designed by Wendy Bergamin who Bears no more but Beads
The pattern was made available in a copy of Dolls, Bears and Collectables.