Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Faery Beary




Did you ever have a project that started off as something quite simple and then just took it's own direction during construction into something far more complicated?  My original intention was a simple mini teddy that might be suitable for a Christmas ornament. 


 Then, after playing around with ribbons, lace and felt, it seemed a good idea to put her in a tutu........



 ....with leg-warmers (hand-knitted of course!)....and a scarf............


Then I thought I'd finished...but what little girl who is dressing up in a tutu doesn't want wings as well?  And if you have wings, you have got to have a halo too......and if you look closely, she has a teeny-tiny silver bracelet.



This bear is just under 4 inches tall (10 cm) and sewn out of felt.  Her limbs are thread jointed with tiny buttons at each joint.  The leg-warmers and scarf are knitted from pure Shetland wool, and the tutu is sewn from felt and Chilean lace.  Her wings and halo are felt embroidered with silver silk thread made at Whitchurch Silk Mill - so all in all, she's a pretty special young lady. 

She will be going into my Etsy shop later today, along with the latest knitted dog set and the turaco painting.

Just a quick reminder,  if any of you have been thinking about commissioning me for a toy/painting/knitted item as a Christmas present, please get in touch fairly quickly -  time is moving at a fast pace and during December I am generally pretty busy with my own Christmas preparations/craft fairs/day job so better grab me while I am still relatively free!

6 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Cute! Amazing the patience you have with this... I don't have any patience at all with sewing... xo

Sallie said...

This is adorable! The details are amazing.

Clara said...

So sweet and would make a perfect gift.

Gabyta said...

Hello. Stop by here by chance and I love to meet you.
Your site and your works are wonderful.
I live in Argentina. I do some arts and crafts.
Hugs!

Dolores said...

She is simply adorable. I especially like her leg warmers. Cute touch.

soggibottom said...

I love to see well dressed bears :-) x x x