Sunday, March 29, 2009

Well here we go again with a new project.

Here is my latest project. Hang them on a door or like my the refrigerator. Most of these have already been sold but I am making more, in fact, I made 7 more today and have some more in the works. I am using small pieces of faux fur that I have left over from other projects and then I am adding plastic locking eyes and nose so that if a small child get to it they can not take off the small parts. These are only 3 inches by 3 inches and I also added a little piece of lace for a collar and a ribbon. Then I added a ribbon hanger which all have been sewn on. I added a flower to the top of the head which has been glued on. I use to make these, from a different pattern years ago and they sold really well and I am hoping that they will again. I think these are much cuter than the previous ones I made. These are pretty girly and I haven't come up with a way to make a boy on yet.
Right now because they are selling so fast, they are not on my website but I hope to have some there by next week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My newest project.

Well after a couple of weeks experimenting with making sock dolls this is my newest design. I went out and bought a bag of new ladies socks from the WalMart and started to make them up. The legs are cut from the ribbed part of the sock and the arms are cut from a separate sock. I made the bodies soft so they are so huggable. The hair is yarn that has been sewn on the head and the faces I painted on with a pen. Each one is slightly different as it just depends on how I work them. The clothing with includes a dress and matching panties are design for this doll only. I made them all removeable and because everything is cotton, all can be washed. I hope everyone enjoys them because they are fun to make. I have added 8 to my website right now and will be added more as I finish them.
I have tried to keep the costs down on these and am selling them for only $10 each. They are 12 inches tall.
Thanks for taking the time to look at them.
Bear Hugs, Eva

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thoughts on the week

Here it is Saturday already and the is the time of the year when all the men in my family have birthdays. Our oldest son's birthday was the 5th and the youngest son's today the 7th and then on the 10th my hubbys. We don't live need either of the sons so phones calls and cards is all there is in celebration. They are both grown with families of their own so they celebrate that way. We won't be doing anything on Tuesday either as hubby has to go to the doctor for his ears.

Then this week I also broke my glasses so have an appointed with the eye doctor on Monday. I will find out on Tuesday when we are at the doctors how my blood test turned out too.

As for crafting this week. I got the little chest type boxes finally in the mail and started to paint them. Some I am just staining and others are painted. They will be used with my needlefelted animals as they are the perfect fit for the small animals. The others I will give as a treasure box with any bear that sells over $25. Not sure what will be inside of box yet or if I want to put anything in them.

For a laugh, I have added my newest bear. His name is Jed. I had this fur and really didn't know what I wanted to do with it so I decided a character bear would be fun. He is 10 inch tall and 5 way jointed and available on my website The poor little guy had a butterfly land on his nose and he is trying to see it and has been trying to chase it away.

Bear hugs to everyone and have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March first already!

Here it is the first of March, where did February go? February here in sunny Arizona has been warm and cold and then windy too. This is the time of year that we have what other parts of the country call spring. Come May and we will start our hot summer. Now is the time I have to get busy and plant my flowers and pull weeds that have taken over our present flower beds. I looked last week for flowers but they didn't have what I wanted so will look again this week to see what they have got in.

As for bears and crafts, I have designed a couple of things this past month. One a little 10 inch bear named Alexander, named by a good friend of mine named Charlotte. Then I also had to make a Easter sock bunny for my stepmom, something she requested. While I was at that, I decided to see if I could design a sock doll. The doll is okay but not quite what I want yet. Then the last couple of days I tried my hand at a horse. I had a pattern for a long time for one and I worked it up and it turned out okay but if I make any more of them, I will redesign the pattern to make it easier.
You can find the bear on my website at plus I have quite of bit of end of stock that is on sale.