Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneak Peeks!

As I promised yesterday, I have some sneak peeks of my current projects! I've actually been making pretty good progress despite fighting off a cold.

I've finished one of my two bears for Teddy Talk's challenge, "A Friend is for Life." I had been pretty nervous about doing this particular bear and to my relief it has turned out well. I was really sweating over whether I could pull it off. Oh, I'm not making much sense, am I? Oh well, you will soon understand everything.
Oh, you say you can't see it because it's hiding behind the white bear. Well, yes, that is true. I just don't have the heart to spoil your surprise! If you saw the bear that's hiding you would understand everything about the pair of bears I'm making. So, I'm sorry, but you will have to be patient for a few more days. Soon the white bear will be finished and you'll know the whole story. He just needs some ears, some shading, and I suppose it would be a good idea to stuff him as well. I will tell you a secret though--he's going to have posable arms! I'm very excited about that.

As for my new 18" bear, he is all cut out with his seams trimmed and sealed. I'm pleased with his progress. I just finished sewing his head together about an hour ago--sorry, I don't have pictures of that yet. And before dinner, while talking to Matt, I pinned up his body and legs! So, if you will now excuse me, I have a date with my sewing machine!
Warmly,
Cheryl

12 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl,
    Can't wait to see the finished teddys.
    Love your 18 incher. I love tubby teddys! Can't wait to see him finished, too.
    Hope you get over your cold soon.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  2. Thanks, Laura! I hope they turn out as I envision them!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  3. Hope you feel well soon ! Can't wait to see the finished TT challenge bears. They both look awesome so far :)

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  4. Well... the little white bear is adorable, so it's ok that the view is blocked! And your 18 inch bear looks fantastic!!!

    What do you seal the seams with... fraying will be the death of me.

    Heather

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  5. Thanks, Tammy and Heather!
    Heather, I use Fray Check--it's what I happen to have at the moment and it's easy to use. But you can also use a mixture of 1 part white glue (i.e., Elmer's) to 2 parts water and paint that on the edges of the fabric.
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  6. Aww, the white bear looks so sweet, and love the 18" bear, I have a 'thing' for turned down paws. Look forwa\rd to seeing the result!

    I love Fray Check :-)

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  7. Thanks, Julia! I like turned down paws, too. I'm not sure what there is about them, but they are sweet.

    I finished the white bear today--he just needs a hat and then it's picture time!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  8. can't wait to see them finished, love the sillhouette all cut out. Hugs, Catherine x

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  9. Thanks, Catherine! I'm hoping to finish the white bear's hat and then take photos of him this evening or tomorrow evening--so soon you will see those 2. And my bear is making progress, too. I'm hoping to finish by the end of next week or sooner!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  10. Hi Cheryl, your 18" bear looks like a character already with those down turned paws, look forward to seeing the finished bear !

    Hugs, Ginie-Lee x

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  11. Thanks, Ginie-Lee! I've almost finished sewing the 18" bear--just have to sew in the foot pads. He's coming along nicely!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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