Thursday, May 21, 2009

Remember When?

Well here I go again with some new bears. These I call "Remember When". I was thinking about the bear I had as a child and thought these were simple bears in a more simple time. I was raised in the 1940's and money was tight for our family. It was war time and there was not much joy in the world. Boy that sounds like today. Funny about how things cycle over and over again.

The bears are made of a short faux fur and 13 inches tall. I think the bear I had was only 9 inch, but seeing it is long gone, I decided I would just use my memory and recreate the style. The bears are jointed too in the arms and legs which I know my bear was not but for today's world this works better. They do have the set-in seam ears in the two colors and a plastic nose which really haven't changed much over the years. Then I put on the button eyes. I usually make child safe bears but back then we never thought about child safe and all the eyes were sewed on so that is what I did for these bears.

In my stash of fabric I found this cute blue and pink plaid in a soft cotton and so I created little pants for the boy and a dress and panties for the girl, all matching. I found enough of this material to make 5 bear sets and because they are easy to make, I have a lower price on the sets too. Please let me know if you are interested as these are not on my website yet.

Until June 9 I do have a big sale with about half my products at 50% off so if you have any interest in some bears or dolls, please check it out.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It has been a while since I have posted.

This is what I have been working on the last few days. This are microwave potato pouches. If you have never used one, they are great. It will give you the moistest, softest potato from the microwave. You probably know that the microwave usually takes all the moisture out of the potato and you come out with a ugly looking potato that is hard and dry. This pouch solves all those problems. I have been making and selling these for several years and I now have people looking for me so they can get some for other people because they tried it and loved it. They are available on my website at
Other than these and a couple of bears that I made for challenges, I have not been sewing much. We bought a new to us car and have traveled the last couple of weeks back to the dealer, a 100 miles round trip to have things fixed on it. It is under warranty so no charge just the travel time and the gas. Of course, being retired we have lots of time and it does get us out of the house.
We will be taking another trip this week to Lake Havasu City, AZ, which will be another 100 mile round trip because they have a new Michael's store there and the WalMart there still carries fabric so it will be a shopping trip. We don't have fabric or craft stores where we live. I do sometimes miss living in a city with all the fabric and craft stores but I never miss the traffic that comes with it. We enjoy living in our small area and it is slowly getting some of the national chains in our new shopping center so we would never move back to the hassle of a large city. We can always go to Las Vegas, which is 125 miles north of us if we had too.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Stay safe and hope you will visit my website.