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Wednesday, 24 January 2018


Oh wow what a busy desk I've had here this week....the work keeps flooding in, my sewing rail has filled and emptied a few times and orders for my Memory bears have also kept me busy. My special offer for 10% off for my Facebook followers has been taken up by many.

So I am quickly going to show you my latest Memory Bears.....

These two were made from silk ties....I love how they've turned out.

The one on the left was made from a pyjama jacket and the one on the right out of a dressing gown.
I so love the fact that each one takes on it's own charachter.

This one was made from a much loved mum's coat that had been hanging in the wardrobe many years....isn't she beautiful?  I love that she has given the coat a new lease of life and is now giving a lot of comfort to my customer.

This one came with a very sad story.  He's been made out of the pair of job bottoms a young man was found in when he collapsed and died at just 21 years old [cause still not known].  

I just know this bear is going to give a lot of comfort to the grieving family so am really chuffed at being able to make it for them.

As you can imagine there hasn't been a lot of spare time for making dolly clothes this week but I have managed to make this little dress....it has 4 layers of net underskirt!  [Maybe another you might fancy Jan?]

It still needs a pair of matching leggings to go with it....and of course I will now have to make 2 more for the other girls.  :-)

Thats all from me for this week.  I have two [possibly three] more Memory bears ordered that are coming today so I will be head down sewing but will do my best to pop over to yours at coffee break times.  Thanks for your lovely comments each week.
Annie x


Helen said...

Such sad stories behind the memory bears... but they all look fabulous! love the ones made from ties, how clever is that! Helen #1

Claire said...

What a lovely, lovely idea! And they are so adorable, just gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 5

sandra de said...

You really do make something very special with the memory bears. They are not only beautiful but, such a lovely way of making them unique.
sandra de @19

Anne said...

The bears are so lovely Annie and I am so tempted to ask you to make one for me. I have a shirt that belonged to my dad. Rather than it just hanging in the wardrobe, never really seen, it would be a lovely memento and seen every day. I must decide. Love the dolly outfit. Anne x #21

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. I see the word "boredom" just isn't in your dictionary!! You have been kept really busy this week. The bears are lovely - well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Annie, so glad you have plenty of work. The memory bears are fabulous. Eva's sister made an amazing wall hanging when her husband retired out of all of his work ties. I'll have to try and get a copy to share. Have a good week. Sarah #18

Twiglet said...

Bears galore! All so lovely. I think the spotty dress will go down well with your girlies too. xx

craftyani said...

Love the memory bears especially the tartan and striped one. Still have a pair of my late husbands pyjamas after nearly 20 years perhaps.....
Love the little doll dress.
Better keeping busy than being a couch potato. Keep up the good work. Anickoana#3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's my sort of dress!! Though I haven't got the legs for that length anymore, so a few more ra-ra layers would help :-D. I've got two parties coming up too, so that could be my new frock! Well done with the memory bears, they're all so different with the fabrics.
Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So glad to have a working computer. Awesome little bears. Just beautiful made from ties. I peeped about to play catch up and just love the Smiles the little ones have in those photos. Have a fun week and enjoy some sunshine !

Lynn Holland said...

They are sad stories Annie but I know what comfort the teddies will bring. A friend of mine lost her husband in August and a local lady made cushions out of his shirts for her and the children
You are a real blessing with your skills my friend
LYnn xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Annie, love all your bears. They must make you so proud to be creating something so special for loved ones. I think it's a wonderful thing you do.That dolls dress is gorgeous, and I'm not a pink person, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Jan Ltc said...

What a fab woyww tfs xx Jan 33

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

More gorgeous bears, love them so much. The little dress is sweet too. Have a great woyww, Angela x17x

Neet said...

That pretty dress reminds me of Micky and Minnie Mouse with the colour-way.
Love that the bears give such pleasure to people - you must be chuffed. They are all great!
Hugs 7 Thanks for visiting me whilst I was sleeping x

Artatag said...

What a wonderful heartfelt project! These bears are gorgeous! What a wonderful thing to do!
Have a nice week!
Gabriele 10