Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Something Different

One of the groups I belong to had a challenge to make something totally opposite of what we normally make.  Well since I normally crochet contemporary style bears, that meant I needed to sew (not crochet) a traditional (not contemporary) bear.  With that in mind I pulled out some cashmere bear fabric that I had on hand and a pattern that I'd used before and started cutting away.  Then I threaded a needle and stitched every stitch by hand to make Aryanna.  Once she was done she needed some finishing touches, so I tatted (again no crochet!) a collar and little flower for her ear.

Motif: C2-3

My fingerstips are sore from all the stitching because they are not used to pushing and pulling a needle!  I will admit to poking myself a few times as well..hehe.  All in all I think it was a good exercise for me and I might make more traditionally sewn bears in the future.

5 comments:

God's Kid said...

Very sweet bear!!! :)

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Thanks! I really should try making more sewn bears I think.

Monica said...

Your bear is adorable! I want to give her a hug and take care of her.

Tattingrid said...

What a cutie! Incredible that you made her yourself!

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Thank you all so much!