Sara Bear

Nope, I haven’t ‘gone over to the dark side’ :giggle: Not just yet, anyway. You know how people say everyone has a novel in them? Well, I don’t think I have a novel in me, but I do think I might have a quilt in me… somewhere. When and how it will choose to emerge, I don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, that clue was a bit deceptive. I only used one of those fabrics in this project. I have plans for some of the others, and still more I bought ‘just because they’re pretty’. I have wanted to start building a bit of a craft fabric stash for a while, to entice me back into sewing.

And here she is. Out among the garlic chives and aubergines, enjoying the sunshine, showing off her candy pink Mary Janes – my weekend happy dance: Ms Sara Bear. (Or Sara Beara if, like Finn, you prefer.)

Sara Bear

The pattern is from the Put Together Book #1 (Kitty, Bunny & Bear) by the very clever Hillary Lang at Wee Wonderfuls. I’m pretty happy with how she turned out, though I didn’t get a nice curve on her ears (Finn, being the very literal boy he is, wanted to call her ‘Square-Ears Bear’!) The shoes are removable, and a good thing too, else Niamh would have chewed them off by now. She (Niamh) isn’t much into soft toys as comfort items, but she does seem to think Sara Bear is a pretty good plaything, so I think I have a winner 🙂

9 responses to “Sara Bear

  1. Goodness, she is cute!!! Lovely work Melanie!

  2. That’s so sweet! She turned out really well, Melanie!

  3. Sara Beara is so cute!

  4. How cute!!! Love the pink shoes!

  5. Awwww, how cute! She reminds me of the cartoon characters that Hallmark came up with. I’m so glad that Niamh gave the seal (kiss, lick, bite, whatever) of approval. 😉

  6. Lovely Mel!

    I have a puppy or two to put together here somewhere – I put them away safe when I moved……I hope they turn out as good as yours 🙂


  7. She’s very sweet Mel – glad your little ones enjoy her.

  8. Oh my that is adorable! My girls are now each wanting one of their own.

  9. Hey it’s Jenny George’s sister! Great job. Jenny’s ears were a bit squarish too, they’re hard to get round. I’ve got a bunny on the boil at the moment too.