Thursday, January 27, 2011

Introducing Harriette

I thought I'd play along with Melody's Teddy bears picnic and show you some of the bears that I have in my collection, most of which are made by me.

It is fitting to start with Harriette as she is the first mohair bear that I made.

Completed in a class in 2001 and I even kept up with all the homework so she was finished by the end of the last class and like all good crafty types I picked up supplies on the last day and began an obsession with making bears.

As I handsewed all the body parts the bears became my train project and were completed quickly and very unlike me I worked on one at a time, which is why I only have one bear UFO.

I have plenty of supplies for making more furry friends.

Here is a close up of her pretty face and gorgeous beads.
The design is Hattie by Gerry Warlow.
Happy Creating

14 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow...awesome job!!

Melody said...

She is just delightful. There is something special about teddy bears. they really can melt your heat. Thank you so much for being part of Teddy Bears Picnic

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh Hariette is adorable. I've only ever made one bear and he certainly wasn't this cute.

Karen said...

Harriette looks gorgeous. I can see how you were hooked on bear making if this was your first. Wonderful!

marina said...

She is just beautiful. Harriette is such a good teddy name.

Jantine said...

I really love Harriette and the hat she is wearing! They are both adorable...

Maria said...

Harriet is very pretty.
I have made two bears but must say they are not my favourite thing to do.

Serenata said...

Harriet is indeed beautiful, so pretty and gentle looking.

clare's craftroom said...

Harriete is just gorgeous !

Sheila said...

Harriete is so sweet ,I have always loved bears and you have a talent for making them!

Cynthia L. said...

Harriete is very beautiful! Your work is very wonderful.

I am a follower of Mrs. P and a member of Aunt Pitty Pat's blog. I have seen your blog before, but never followed it. I will now follow it as I enjoy seeing your work. Your embroidery is very pretty and is giving me some ideas for a Pay it Forward I am in. Thanks!

Shay said...

Doesn't she look like she has a very cheeky personality? I think she's gorgeous.

I have a few bears round here - but nothing I've ever made. Myone foray into toy making eneded up with a rabbit with it's head sewn on backwards...

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh yes she does look like she has a cheeky personality... Shay.
This little girl is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing her with us all.
Hugs
M

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hello Harriette...hope you enjoyed your "day out" playing at the Teddy Bears Picnic...