Although this is a finished object, it’s been dominating my creative space for the last few days, so I think it qualifies.
Meet Mr Crumples
I love him now he’s done but I’m afraid I have a confession. Mr Crumples should be a bear. He’s based on the bear pattern from Issue 14 of Sew Hip, but I just couldn’t get it to work. Part of the problem is that I put the ears on wrong – they should be out towards the sides, not sticking up from the middle like antennae – and part of the problem is that I couldn’t get the feet on properly.
He’s made from flannel and corduroy, both bought from the lovely Lizzet at The Fabric Loft
While I think he’s come out well considering, and I’m sure he’ll be loved no matter what, I think I may be forced to admit that sewing toys isn’t really my thing. I’m reasonably pleased with the results, but the process was maddening and I had to keep concentrating on the end product to get him done.
He’s going off to a friend’s little boy, possibly with a small explanatory leaflet, that he was meant to be a bear, came out like this, and would like to be loved (and/or chewed) anyway.
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