Berta of ThReAdTeDs.com recently sponsored a challenge in the yahoo group I run. She gave every participant a copy of a pattern for a bear and doll and then we were each to make our own version of the patterns. Here is my entry.
There were 135 total entries. To see all of them visit
They were judged by a "who's who" in the crochet world who narrowed it down. To see the finalists and winners visit...
I recently designed another purse. It is made of Elann.com camilla cotton/silk thread. It was fun to make. I have all the notes but haven't typed it up yet. Sound familiar? But that hasn't stopped me from submitting it for consideration. And it didn't stop them from saying "not at the moment..thanks".
So now it sits in a bag in limbo...should i get it out and use it? Or save it in the hopes that I one day actually sell the pattern and have to send in the fabric. When I do use it it will be perfect for carrying yarn and crocheting as I go...hence the handy sngu wrist strap.
Since my baby was born (two years ago!!) I haven't gotten near the work done I would like. I have only sold one bear since she was born, it was a special order....for a lady who collects not bears, but boxes.
If you are interested in trying your hand a making thread bears I am running a special on my patterns through the rest of July. (see blog below).
This is a picture of me and my daughter. We attempted to enter a look alike contest with this picture but were late sending it in. I finished a beret for her at midnight last night that i started years ago, she wanted it for a camp she was heading to this week. but she took off for camp this week