Welcome to the bear factory :-) It's been a busy couple of days for me and it's not finished yet lol
Last thing on Friday I was brought this....
...a huge bag full of clothes that had belonged to a much loved Wife, Mother and Grandma. My instructions were...
- to make 13 different Memory bears for the family members.
- For 8 boys and 5 girls.
- Some special items of clothing were chosen for some of the bears
- She was a Scottish lady hense I felt it important that each bear had a panel of the tartan on.
13 bears means 52 panels needed cutting out. 13 front left, 13 front right, 13 back left and 13 back right. Some of the items of clothing were not suitable to be used. Some fabrics required stabilising with interfacing.
Don't forget every bear had to be different from the next too!!
Here you can see that, after a busy day on Monday, I had cut out all the panels and partenered them up ready to sew.
Yesterday [my day off!!] I sewed all 13 bears together and these are ready for stuffing and making up today....so this is what my desk looks like this morning.
It's been a busy week so far.....I have also shortened the sleeves on a wedding suit jacket and shortened a pair of trousers first thing Monday morning and today I have to start my day off by steaming a bridesmaid's dress and there is another Memory bear coming this afternoon too.....Oh Happy days.
We also fitted in a very busy weekend with a birthday party for a certain 'little' Theo who is now 5 and has settled in well to his new school...where has that time gone?
So folks I promise I will do my best to return your visit as soon as I am able but please be patient with me this week.