Monday, April 16, 2007

Blue Bedtime Bear
I finished this bear yesterday. That leaves only two bips left. (bears in progress)
He is about 5 inches tall and is made of a fuzzy crystal palace yarn and a variegated chenille that was such a pleasure to work with! I purchased both items at the flock and fiber festival in Woodburn last year.
My husband thinks he looks like he has a headache! What do you think?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friend Ben

New Bear.... I made this little guy for a dear friend who moved away. I haven't come up with a name yet.

He is made from the daisy pattern that was written by Berta from (Except the ears)

I made him from mohair which I bought from a yarn shop (now defunct Darhma's yarns) on the Oregon coast.

I ran out right before I got the ears done. Not one inch to spare. So I used a different mohair (from my friend Bobbie R.)... for the ears.

I don't know why I couldn't leave him a bare bear. I always feel a need to adorn my bears with SOMETHING....this one got a scarf knit from a fabulous thin mohair i purchased from a toni a He is also my first bear jointed with Steel thread that she was slippery but very strong. I had to modify my usual jointing technique but am please with the joints.

Sometimes when I see a bear looking back at me I know there is something special about them. I can't help saying 'Well...hello!". This was one of those bears...something about his sad eyes but funny smile....he is a good little bear...I can just tell.
Maybe it is because so many friends "helped" make him. His name just came to me....Ben....
Friend Ben.
have a great day!
love, deBBie

Sunday, April 01, 2007

This is my first real attempt at a free form project. My older daughter really wanted her turn posing with my work.

The bag was a lot of fun to make and pretty easy because I cheated.

How did I cheat?

Well, all the yarns are the same brand and were next too each other in a display. They are all different textures and gauges but simliar hue. (Or is it shade?) Anyway...and the yarn did most of the "work" for me.

Here is a close up of the stitches..

It actually started out as a scarf with the dangling "scrumble" and some real free formed loose stitches. Then, when I reached a spot where I realized I wanted it to be a purse I started making the squares. The back I did to match size wise with the front but I did it in stripes and fun stitches.

Thanks for looking. I had planned on selling the purse but I don't think my daughter is going to give it back.

Do you think I should try to make some more purses? Let me know what you think.

My website is

Love, deBBie