So moving on to something a little more cheerful, a new little friend has
joined our family this week.
After making Fantastic Mr Fox for little J's birthday last summer, little E has been waiting very patiently for me to make her a bear. It is fair to say that it has taken me quite some time to actually get around to it finishing it, but this week seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a little hand stitching to sooth my dreaded lurgy.
Rosie was made using a pattern by the very talented Sasha Pokras's. I must say unlike my first this little cheeky bear didn't quite turn out as I expected, but I am still very much in love with her.
Rosie has largely been hand stitched and I have used cotter pins to enable all of her joints to move. She is made out of lovely mohair and only measures around 11 inches tall, so she's only a wee lass.
I managed to finish it on Thursday afternoon and placed it on little E's pillow for when she returned from school. She was delighted and it took no time for her to christen her as Rosie. It is so lovely that little E absolutely loves little Rosie and that she straight away included her with the bedtime 'gang'. She is now firmly tucked up with her bestie, Treacle (the bear she's had since she was born) and Rabbity (her handmade Christmas pressie). I love how she really appreciateshand made things and the fact that she really looks after them too. It certainly makes every little stitch so much more rewarding.
Thank you for all your well wishes this week, they were all very much appreciated. I am fortunately feeling a little better than I did, which is a good thing as I have the two small monsters at home for half term, which should be fun and games. I am joining in with the lovely Chrissie from Chrissie Crafts for her 'Stitching Sunday'.
Wishing you all a very enjoyable week.