Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tiny Trousers for Tubby Teddies

 One of the things I most admire about my daughter, Kim, is her brilliant ability to solve problems. She's an excellent knitter and yesterday I happened to mention that I would appreciate it if she could puzzle out how to knit some trousers for bears. The only little standing bear in the house is little Wee Much which I made several years ago. He kindly agreed to work with Kim as she designed the pants.

This was a bottom up operation as she started at the ankles. She discovered Wee Much has big feet!! The cuffs of the trousers have ribbing so will expand to allow him to take the garment on and off. Kim used double pointed needles which you can see surrounding Wee Much's right leg.

And those needles which resemble shish-ka-bob sticks followed him all the way up to the waist. Kim made a cute little draw string to allow the top to fit perfectly. These pants are meant for a kitty cat who hasn't been made yet, so I'm sure that ribbing and draw string will come in handy. If you have an odd size bear to fit and have questions, email me at the address in the right column and I'll put you in touch with my very talented Kim!!

And a final view- Wee Much received a sweater from Kim too!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentino in my Etsy Shop!

Here he is!! I've just listed tiny Valentino in my Etsy shop. I hope you'll go on over and have a look! is just 2 7/8 inches tall and has 5 cotter pin joints. His eyes are sparkling black glass and he has 4 wool felt paw pads. I crocheted the little red jacket just for Valentino! We've been out taking lots of photos today so we thought you'd like to see them!

He's such a sweetie!! The listing is just for Valentino, but I expect if you choose him for your valentine, he'll be bringing some treats along to your house! I just love this tiny size and am working on another champagne colored wee one that I think will be a girl!!
Valentino has been adopted! Thanks Pat!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cute From Any Angle!

Well, after shoveling lots of snow, why wouldn't you make a polar bear?
We've had lots of snow here in southern Virginia and this little guy looks right at home.

Since taking these photos, I've made the rest of his little body and hope to get him ready for the Etsy shop in time to make a special Valentine trip. If you are interested in having this guy for your Valentine treat, be sure to sign up for notification of new bears available at the top of the page - or check back here!