Sunday, 21 February 2010

Whoops, forgot this finish


I forgot to show this picture, of another box with trays that I've made for one of my nieces, whose birthday was yesterday. I've put some pins, needles, a tape measure and a small pair of scissors into it.

When I looked at the photograph I realised that I'd put it in front of a couple of my teddy bears. I've always enjoyed them and bought a few more as I've got older. The pink bear is a Steiff musical bear that DH bought for my birthday a few years ago. I've called her Arundel, since that's where he bought her. The brown bear is Windsor, for the same reason.



This is Burberry. Christopher was giving bears like this as presents when he was playing Father Christmas at Burberrys last year, and of course one of the bears found its way into his bag.

This is actually a nightdress case, that was given to my mother for her fourteenth birthday, so it's now about seventy three years old. He just sits about on my window sill now, in honourable retirement.


This bear is a limited edition, and named Yetta (yetta nother bear!) She used to have a ribbon round her head but that seems to have got lost when we moved, so I ought to replace it.


This was my own very first bear, never named anything other than Teddy. I was given him for my first birthday, and as you can see he's been well loved. He now enjoys the view from my bedroom window, and I enjoy seeing him every time I open and close my curtains.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

Love the bears (I think some of the pictures are missing-as there was writing about a particular one and I don't think it was the last picture shown).

Regardless love them...

Karen said...

I love the bears that are soft and cuddly but I don't have any for myself. You have some really nice ones.

Heckety said...

Oh your bears are fun and 'Yetta'! You are seriously daft!!

Kay said...

This was so much fun to see your collection of teddy bears, Amanda. It's wonderful how each bear carries a special memory.

maria said...

Very cute bears, they look very comfortable in their home.

Sharon T in Lynden said...

lovely bears, and what wonderful memories Amanda. I've made a few bears, and they were quite fun...I wonder where they have wandered off to....now I'll have to go and look!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing some photos of your 'bearbies' - they are all GORGEOUS! I especially love the panda that was your Mother's and your first bear - they look like they have enjoyed a LOT of love over the years! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Candace said...

I loved the tour of your teddies. Your mother's birthday gift reminds me of a bear I received for Christmas one year. It was for the same purpose, but mine was during the Davy Crocket era, and mine was more like a bear skin rug. I don't have mine anymore, and wonder what happened to it. Wish I still had it.

Lynn said...

Another box and how pretty it is. You are really adept at these. What a nice gift to receive, especially with the sewing supplies inside. I love the bears. I have a small rocking chair that my bears sit on. Can't bear (no pun intended) to part with them. I have a teddy also that my father gave me when I was young. Well worn and loved.

Melanie said...

The bears are so sweet. I was always a bear girl rather than a dolly girl. Far more cuddly.