Thursday, March 18, 2010

my creative space...

This last week I was in lockdown to finish the little quilts and bunnies for Handmade Heaven, but couldn't resist making a start on one of my submissions for this years Ipswich Show. This bear is made from a very old and well loved (read: very tatty!) Grandmothers flower garden quilt. I bought this piece on ebay and it's just divine. It had been so worn in some spots the owner had re-sewn hexagons over the worn ones to get extra life out of it. The stuffing is going to be slow going, I don't want to poke a hole in him! I've got nothing else planned for the weekend though, so he should be all done by Sunday. (Note my very sophisticated stuffing tool!)

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23 comments:

Kellie Christie said...

Oh he looks so sad without his stuffing.

Christina said...

Ha ha! I have that very same 'stuffing tool' Selina! It does the job nicely.

Your ted is gorgeous indeed. I love hexagon quilts and I am jealous! :)

Tammy James said...

Selina he looks like he will be beyond gorgeous!

Kirsten said...

LOL, VERY sophisticated. He looks like he will be very huggable and soft.

michelle said...

he looks great even in his flattened state. can't wait to see him all fat and stuffed

Cotton Kiwi said...

What a beautiful way to recycle a much loved quilt! Can't wait to see him finished.

crzylady said...

a teddy already broken in. That's kinda ingenious :)

beck said...

He is so beautiful already. Imagine all the history that makes up this bear? An excellent idea for giving the quilt a new life xo

Little Eve said...

I love how tactile he is, aswell as good looking.

Kirsty said...

He's going to be a very special little fellow.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I use the same stuffing tool! I love the stuffing bit. its when you get to see what they look like. what there personality will be. Can't wait to see him all finished

teddybearswednesday said...

He's going to be gorgeous Selina, love that you are using old fabrics. xo

Tracey said...

I am in love with your fabrics, might have to pop out to the Ipswich show and check him out!

Sarah said...

He is gorgeous and I LOVE that fabric!

Amanda said...

Superbly lovely bear....Love the vintage feel to it...

claribell said...

wow, he's going to be so cuddly and already warmed up with love too.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh what a lovely little bear, such a sweet quirky feel.
Sophie x

handmade clothing at Lillipilli Lane said...

He is gorgeous, whata well loved bear. He oozes character. Love the chopstick : ) Tks for popping by my blog.

Posie Patchwork said...

OH so deflated, they really do come to life when they are stuffed, he he, love Posie

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i can't wait to see him after he comes to life ... what a great idea for a well loved quilt.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

The bear is just adorable! He is already filled with so much love.

Heart jewelry said...

It's so nice, I like him.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Love the fabrics you've chosen for him. I don't think I've ever seen something like him, and I love it!