Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WiP it Wednesday #4 It's all about the Rare Bears

Here are the links to some of the things I've worked on this week:

Gather Hat

Heart's of Flutter

Barb's patterns

Robbie's rainbow socks

Grandmother's favorite dishcloth

Freedom wall hanging  Be sure to check Allie's other fun embroidery patterns on Craftsy.

Floral Unicorn 6" embroidery design   You need to sign up for the free newsletter to get access to her free patterns.

Teenager approved hat

Rare Bears

Here's a couple sites for those non-knitters:

Knitter's Knitcabulary

Knitter's Slang

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

TTMT #56 Construction, crafting, and missing comments

Here's this week's Talk To Me Tuesday video. I have a finished object, new starts, and everything in between.  It's been pretty noisy around here lately. The utilities project is right in front of my house so there's lots of beeping vehicles, diesel smells, and huge machinery noises.  I've also noticed that I am not receiving notifications of comments on this blog. I'm very sorry if you've commented and I didn't respond!! I've checked my settings and we'll see if it gets any better.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rare Bear Charity Sewing

One of my charity projects for this year has been making unstuffed bears for Rare Science. I found this charity while watching videos from Rob Appell  aka Man Sewing on YouTube. In his Rare Bear tutorial video he mentioned that Rare Science prefers that we don't stuff our cute little bears. I figured that was perfect because an unstuffed bear is easier to make and less expensive to ship. Perfect.

This is a picture of my next 8/10 bear heads. I giggle whenever I take pictures like this. When sewing these bears you completely stitch the heads before moving on to the rest of their body parts. I've mailed and donated several of these bears so far but I've decided that I won't be making more next year. I've decided I'm really not a sewn stuffie maker. Too many pieces and it's not difficult to sew the heads to their bodies but it is a bit trying and fiddly.