There had been a flurry of sewing here lately. First there are these bears.
These bears were made from a pattern in a japanese craft book, ISBN 4579109783, that I got from Kinokuniya a while ago. They’re my first foray into sewing softies, something I have been wanting to do for a long time. The brown and white gingham bear was the first one I made, he has so many flaws that are too embarassing to mention (including arms that got ripped out because the fabric frayed, and had to be re-sewn back in). But I’m getting better I think. And I love these bears to bits. (Okay, so they’re for Annette, but I wanna play with them too!)
It’s basically a large tote, with a drawstring near the top.
I had planned to do some embroidery on the cream-coloured fabric to break up the plainness, but then I got impatient and just wanted to sew up the bag so that I could see what it looks like, so no embroidery. But now that I see it, I quite like it this way. Just simple. (Funny how when I’m sewing I’m very impatient, wanting to see the result as soon as possible, but when I’m knitting I’m happy to spend weeks or months on the same project. I still have a lot to learn, I guess.)
And finally we have a twirly skirt, which I made using the tutorial from house on a hill road. I used some Hello Kitty fabric that Corrie gave me. This skirt is so easy to make, and Annette loves twirling in it. I have already planned to make more for her.