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Monday, 3 April 2017

Sizzix Teddy Bears

I've been trying to blog more often, but haven't been here for a week, where does the time go! It's been a busy week starting with a wonderful Mother's Day last Sunday. My son and his girlfriend came to visit in the afternoon with cards and gifts and we all sat down to a 'buffet type' tea. This Sunday we celebrated my boy's 29th birthday. His birthday was on the Saturday, but he spent the day fishing with friends then in the evening went out, so had a second celebration with us the next day.

We've had some nicer weather this past week so have been out in the garden quite a bit. Lots of tidying up and sorted out our poor, neglected greenhouse, but I'll save that for another day.

Also a spot of sewing. I used my Sizzix machine to die cut some teddies, then it was just a case of sewing them together on the machine. This is the larger teddy, I made him using scraps and a little bit of felt for his eyes.

Then some small ones, I really like this brushed cotton tartan fabric it's so soft. The muzzles, nose and eyes are cut from felt and I hand stitched them in place using blanket stitch. I haven't done it before, but really want to learn different stitches, so it was good to be able to try it out.

I was quite pleased with the contrast of the embroidery cotton against the felt (I used red thread on the green felt)

I think they're quite cute and quite quick to make too, the longest part being the hand stitching.

I've already had some claimed, Imogen chose a small one to carry in her bag.

These 2 are my favourites, I think the softness of the fabric makes them so snuggly.

What's everyone else been up to? I have some time to myself now while Andy puts together some new garden furniture so shall spend it catching up with blogs.

Take care


  1. I've been in the mood to do some sewing but haven't gotten around to it. I've mostly been crocheting in the evenings when I allow myself some me time. I wish I had more of it. The bears turned out so cute. Happy birthday to your son.
    xx Beca

  2. You are very clever and creative Cheryl. Our boy will be 20 this year, the years​ have flown.

  3. hi cheryl...a belated happy mother's day to you and a happy birthday to your son...the teddy bears are adorable and the hand stitching adds the special touch...the recipients will be thrilled...thank you for sharing your celebrations and crafting projects...take care...sally

  4. Cute teddies. Imogen is obviously a gal of exquisite taste...of course she would claim one of these pretties. Happy birthday to your son. Sounds like you all enjoyed a wonderful celebration.

  5. I love that your 29-year-old son had a Ninja Turtle birthday cake and a hero-themed cake. Cowabunga!

  6. A belated Happy Birthday to your boy. The years go by too quickly for my liking.
    The teddy bears are so cute and you chose some lovely fabrics. I'm not surprised Imogen claimed one.
    I hope your new garden furniture is now complete and you've been able to test it out. X

  7. Happy Birthday to your son.

    Those bears look great

    Julie xxxx

  8. Awww those teddies are so cute!
    A belated happy birthday to your son, my eldest daughter will be 35 this year! Those years have flown by so quickly!
    Have a good week

  9. Lovely to catch up with what you have been up to Cheryl.
    Those teddy bears are so flippin' cute...especially the tartan ones. I love a good bit of tartan-x-

  10. Awww, they're so cute. I do like that tartan fabric.

  11. Hi Cheryl, your bears are adorable! Wonderful choice of fabrics.
    Hope you are enjoying your new garden furniture.
    Take care.

  12. Happy Birthday to your son! Lovely bears!:)


  13. Cute collection of teddies, no wonder one has already been snapped up.
    Belated birthday wishes to your son.

  14. Your teddies are just adorable!! What a wonderful idea for your scraps of material!! Happy belated birthday to your son. A day of fishing with friends sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday!! xo

    ~ Wendy

  15. Cuddly teddies, They look as if they would make really good hot water bottle covers.
    Our youngest is 30 this year - frightening!

  16. How cute are your teddies, they will all be loved a lot I am sure!

  17. They're very cute, Cheryl! I always look at the Sizzix and Cricut machines when I'm in craft stores. I don't need any more hobbies but I think I would enjoy this one.

  18. Your teddies are adorable :)

  19. How sweet they are.
    Your stitching is so neat.
    Belated birthday wishes to your son.
    Lisa x

  20. Family birthdays are such fun ... belated good wishes to the birthday boy!

    I adore your teddies, they look so cute.

    I hope you've had a good week, the weather has been quite spring-like, here's hoping it lasts to the weekend ...

    All the best Jan


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