Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Velveteen Rabbit

I don't know if it is just the age, but Alina doesn't play with dolls that much. She prefers her animals:)

Taking bear for a walk

Here she is with the bunny

She also LOVES  her  lizard. :)  Sometimes I think she likes it more than anything. 

Doesn't go anywhere without it!

So I've been wanting to make some new friend for Alina for a long time. And when I came cross this book, I fell in love instantly with the  Rabbit.  

I used Italian mohair that I ordered from Russian long time ago.The fabric was so soft and rich that I was afraid to cut it.
But I am so glad I finally found the courage. :) I am so proud of the result.

Here is  my "Velveteen" Rabbit!

I made the ears a little longer than they were supposed to.

I used oil pastels to tone the eyes- I think it gives them more depth. 

I think he is perfect! But the best part is that Alina loves him! :)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

And four is a crowd....

Have you seen Me to You Bear? 

The cutest Tatty Teddy... with blue nose, patches and stitches... You can learn about his story here.

I have been obsessed with them for the past ten years!

I got the first one as a gift I was in college,and I brought him with me to the US.

The second one was a  last years birthday present. He flew to US all the way from Russia.

And the big Tatty Teddy I found in one of the closing Hallmark stores couple of months ago.

But I still hope that one day my dream will come true and that I will add giant Blue Nose Tatty Teddy to my collection :)

Unfortunately, they are only sold in UK, and they do not ship overseas because of the size.But I am believer. The dreams do come true! :)

For now, I thought, why not to make blue nose friend of my own?!

That's how this lovey dovey Teddy was born!

  Soft and cuddly-just perfect for little ones:)

This is a very easy project, perfect for beginner. Only basic crocheting knowledge is required.

This pattern can be found in my ravelry, craftsy or etsy shop:)

Isn't he a cutie?!!:)
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