A friend of mine has a teenage daughter who kindly gave Sophie a Christmas present. She had a couple of items that she was given over the years but never used. One of them was a sewing kit to make up four beanie buddies with fabric and clear instructions and patterns.
Yesterday afternoon Sophie and I had a go at making the blue bear shown above. We did not have any beanie filling but used stuffing instead. To make her sit up (her because she has pink ears....Sophie's idea) I folded the legs round and added just a couple of stitches to hold it in place.
We are both really pleased with how this turned out and I think that I will take a copy of it to school to use with my little craft group.
The kit said about sewing it by hand but we decided to use the sewing machine to make it stronger. I stitched up the stuffing gap and Sophie has since found a length of bright pink ribbon to tie around the neck. We have been able to make so much this holiday, better organised this year perhaps, but I think it is because we have been lucky enough to have a couple of extra days before Christmas rather than afterwards that has made the difference.
We may have a go at another one on New Year's Day as we are staying at home to complete our nice quiet break.
In case I do not see you beforehand.....Have a very Happy New Year!!
It is hubby's birthday tomorrow and we are having a few friends round so it is going to be a bit busy here.....