3/6/13

Feed the Bear With Bear Hugs!

Hey everyone!  Hope y'all are having a great week.  I haven't been posting more than once a week, but I've been meaning to share this and it's short.  As you may have heard me say before, I am making quilts for each of our grandchildren, three down and three to go, but I do have all the fabrics and two of the quilts are well on their way to being finished.  When our youngest was born, our son and DIL were in the throes of purchasing a home, so I held off making a baby quilt until I knew what colors were going to be in the baby's room.  Well, two years later (bad me), I now have a larger quilt cut out for Littlest Miss and in colors and prints that will grow with her.  With each quilt I've been making for the Grands, I've also been making a Teddy Bear, and even the older kiddos love them.  Littlest Miss's birthday was at the end of January, and having just gotten the quilt fabric, I decided to go ahead and make her bear for her present.  

These are all the fabrics that I am using in her quilt.  I love the chenille and actually had that in my stash!

Looks kind of hungry, doesn't she?


I've made at least a hundred of these bears.  When I was working, I would always make and donate a bear or two whenever there was any kind of fund-raiser.  Invariably, several people would ask if they could commission me to do a bear or two for them.  Pretty soon word got around our little town, and I had a little sideline business.  This was my favorite "stage" of putting these little guys together.  I referred to them as the hungry bears and would sit and feed them with stuffing as I watched TV with The Man each night!

Anyway, on to the "Birthday Girl."  

Do you think she loves her "Teddy?"

Littlest Miss closes her eyes to make a point.....

Ahhhh.....she loves her little bear.


Sorry for the blurriness, but Littlest Miss's alias is "Busy," and she had already posed long enough
for me to take pictures.  Dang, I have to remember to use the "Sports/Action" setting when I'm taking pictures of this little one!  Hope you enjoyed!

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 Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty

20 comments:

Tricia said...

Oh, your granddaughter is DARLING! SO cute, loving her bear!

Feral Turtle said...

What a little sweetheart and a great poser too! That bear is just the cutest! Did you make your own pattern?

Laura Turner said...

Carol, I love the sweet way you've termed the unstuffed bear the "hungry" bear and that you fill him or her up! I think we all get a little hungry for some filling up every now and then, and your precious granddaughter with her filled-up bear really filled my cup this morning! Thanks for sharing with us. I just became your newest follower and would love for you to follow me!

Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

Joani said...

So cute. Love the bear. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy our fabulous weather.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Carol, what a precious cutie you have and the bear is darling, too. Thanks so very much for visiting my blog today and your lovely compliments on our deck and screened porch. Your bears are a wonderful gift to share...made with love.

Helen's Decor said...

Carol, I'm your newest Linky follower! :)

Traci said...

So cute!

Gina said...

That teddy bear is adorable...as is the birthday girl! You did a wonderful job!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

This is so adorable, Carol. What a wonderful remembrance you grandchildren will have!

Maria Elena said...

What an adorable teddy bear! Your granddaughter is so pretty! She will never forget who made it for her. Just precious!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such an adorable bear! Miss Busy is too, too cute!!! She is going to break hearts one day.

Carol said...

Thanks, Suzy! The bears are so much fun to make. After feeding them, they each have a different personality.

Dani said...

I LOVE your bear, what a lucky little girl! Your granddaughter is adorable and she's very blessed to have such a nice keepsake from you.

Vel Criste said...

She's adorable!!!! The quilt your making and have made will be treasured for sure! Great gifts and of course, even better since it will be made with LOVE!

chateau chic said...

The little Missy is adorable as is the teddy she's holding. What a treasure!!
Mary Alice

SweetPepperRose said...

Oh so sweet!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Carol,
Your bear is adorable, and came out so well, and I can see he is well loved already.
Your granddaughter is so adorable, and so petite. Just Darling! I know you must
have lots of fun with her. That is wonderful you are making a quilt and bear for each
of them. They will probably have them their whole life and take them with them when they leave home. Very cool thought.............

Our lil angel was born earlier this week, so come over and check it out. If you come
to thankful thursday on #1 I have a link, or you can scroll down to see some pics and details.

Have a great weekend hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Babs said...

Awww. Your granddaughter is darling and just look at her hugging that sweet "Teddy". I'll bet you got lots of hugs and smiles for making it for her.

Libby said...

This bear is so adorable! I love the different fabric choices and his "hungry bear" look. But now that you've "fed" him, I'm sure your granddaughter will love squeezing and holding on to him tightly. Great work!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh your bear is so cute and I love the chenille. I made a bear once. I won't do it again!! But she is beautiful and I am glad I did it, ONCE!!

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