Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Teddy Bear Making Step one


Believe you me, I am very busy always trying to get myself into something crafty, that's me CraftyAndy. I am continuing to knit, I actually have two projects in needles, one in double pointed and the other one in a circular needle. Both projects are going on time and very good.


In the meantime I have other things to keep me busy and company. I am making a Teddy bear and here are the first four steps.

1. Create the Head.
2. Put the eyes on, then close the head.
3. Make muzzle .
4. Put nose in, stitch.

The head is not complete by any means. This is an inspiration after reading a combination of patterns from the internet and liking something from each, then I added my own touch which you will see as I post more pictures later on.

Just a note, I know that I have successfully done a great job when I want to keep the item that I am making. I also believe that we need to improve on patterns that we find in the internet. I have seen some beautiful Potholders and dishcloths with what I call limpy holding rings. I know the patterns say to do a chain 8 and slip stitch, but I make the rings strong by making a chain eight and doing at least 20 sc in the ring, that's to go with the pattern, It makes more sense to me.

Thanks for stopping by.

3 comments:

Deneen said...

So if something doesn't turn out well, you give it away? (LOL).

For potholders, I buy those plastic ring things and then crochet over them for the rings-you can still wash them and yet you can hang them much more easily.

Andy's Crafts said...

No I keep most stuff I exchange or do, sometimes I give them as gifts. If something needs to be altered I graciously do it. The crafter may have thought of it in a different way than me.
Sometimes when I get in dishcloth exchange I make a Potholder from 2 discloths. LOL.

Naomi said...

What a cute face !!!

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