Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost a Bear

I've been working on this bear since before Christmas.  I decided to sew it all by hand.  I finished the stuffing and jointing on Friday night.  W3 helped me with some of the cotter pins.  I was all set to do his face, when I discovered that I don't have the correct size of glass eyes in my teddy bear tool box!  I ordered extra eyes on Saturday morning.

Profile shot.  No ears yet (they go over the threads from the eyes).  Can't do the nose or mouth until I see how the eyes look.  So, my faceless bear must wait.  You might be able to see the threads that mark where everything goes (according to the pattern, anyway!).

More about this bear's beginnings here:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

This bear is a little ditsy...

I finished this little amigurumi bear last week.  M. was sick, so I let her keep him.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

more Amigurumi

This owl finished off the beige yarn I had left over from my afghan - I had less than 2 yards left.  I was really getting nervous as I got down to the end - would there be enough?

This snail was a lot of fun - a very quick little project.


There's a little brown bear in my yarn bag now, waiting to be born...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Great Find

We are supposed to be working on our kitchen, but sometimes you find something that's just so great, you've got to get it.  While checking out the after Christmas sales at the mall last week, I found these wonderful framed prints that match my favorite bedspread.  I had to get them.  They were 50% off and the cashier used a $10 off coupon, too.  I'm not hanging them until the kitchen project is done (so excuse the cardboard corners - keeping them from getting messed up), but I think they're going to be great over our bed!

Friday, January 1, 2010

More Amigurumi

Since the sewing machine and cutting table aren't available, I've gotten back to crocheting some amigurumi.  I'm working on some for a swap with a friend.  I sure hope that she'll like what I'm making!  More amigurumi to come - it is great for keeping hands busy while watching television with family!

 The turtle is from Amigurmi World: Seriously Cute Crochet (by Ana Paula Rimoli), and the bluebird is from Amigurumi Two!

Starting the next decade with a new color...

Since Christmas, the wallpaper border "chair rail" has been taken down.  Old screw holes have been filled and the walls prepped.  There's one big hole that was behind the exhaust fan over the stove that is slowly being repaired and filled.  When it has been sanded, we'll be ready to paint.  Until then, we wait for the drywall compound to dry and dream about using the kitchen like regular people do again.  I am really looking forward to Pale Chamois instead of multiple rose colors.