Monday, September 15, 2008
And now, for Something Cute
The last several weeks have been so stressful. We have hurricanes, train wrecks, financial failures, political negativity, not to mention the personal tragedies that befall some of us every day.....life is hard. And, considering the country we live in, life should be a tad happier, don't you think? It's difficult. I'm feeling a bit beaten down...what about you?
Today I decided that I would post something "cute." It's not going to make life any better for us. But, just for a minute, maybe we will smile....and remember happier days...perhaps when we were young, had no responsibilities, and loved our dolls and teddy bears.
Here's a big 'ole teddy bear made from felt. She was named by the daughter of a friend of mine, who, when she saw her...said she wanted to name her after Sara, her best friend. Of course, I said ok, and wrote the story of Sara along the hemline of her underskirt. She is made from felt, with buttons for eyes, her dress is homespun. I used part of an old doily to make her collar. She is wearing a crocheted "church purse" which I bought for five cents at a flea market many years ago. She actually has some pennies in her purse.
There is another little bear, made from old quilt fabrics. He is entirely handmade and has black beads for eyes. I made him long ago and really should make some updated ones. He's so cute and I have displayed him in many little chairs, in baskets, and on shelves over time. The beige fabric used to have a design in it, but poor dear, he has faded over the years.
The other little bear was made for my friend, Sharon in the early 80's. She kept him on her office desk for years. He is made from a wooly fabric, the little heart is stuffed with a red sticker on the front and the flag pole is a toothpick (which gives you an idea of the size of this little bear!). He is handmade too. I brought him to the Nest when I helped clean out Sharon's studio.
So, for this day...three cute bears. Feel free to smile! Pat