Saturday, 16 March 2013

Grumpy Bonnie

Sometimes, when making a doll or a softie, I am very conscious of letting it's character kinda develop as I'm stitching, I usually have a very definite idea of colour and theme, but there is a certain delight in turning your new creation right side out and seeing a little wonky ear or a jubilant little face!

Case in point.... here's Wee Grumpy Bonnie....

Bonnie came about as I was making some softies for my Girls at the Saturday Stitches Club... and I got to thinking that I have never made a teddy bear! I foresaw a cute, huggable bear that could be found permanently tucked under her owners arm, getting dragged along for nap times.
What I got was a little sourpuss!!!.... Look at the sulky expression! I LOVE her grumpy wee face! In fact, I love her so much that I'm keeping her... she's my little companion as I sew...
Ahem... I think she kinda disproves of the mess that is my crafting desk!!
I'm thinking that some version of Bonnie will end up in my Etsy shop, I would probably give her a little pot-belly, change the ear placement slightly and use a different technique to attach the limbs...
Happy accidents, eh? Have you had any recently?
In other news, it was my birthday yesterday :) I don't usually really bother to celebrate it much but this year, I had the loveliest day. I was taken for dinner (twice this week! Once on Wednesday and again last night) and had some retail therapy, I erm.. went a little crazy with the Soap & Glory ... I may have a problem lol.
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  1. Awe Louise, I love this Bonnie Bear so much! You are smart for keeping her! Good work friend.

  2. Lol! I love her grumpy face! She's so adorable :-)

    I'm so glad to hear you had a lovely birthday,Lou! I wish you the best dear!

  3. I think she is adorable, and I would totally keep her too! You do marvelous creations!

  4. I'm not surprised you kept Bonnie. She's adorable!!! Happy birthday!


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