It is such a pretty colour (natural) just what I wanted. I am hoping over the weekend I can get to spotlight to buy the threads I need also so I can start it! I always love the excitement of starting a new project.
Last week I FINALLY finished a project that had been sitting idle for about 13 years (cringe) I know terrible. Many years ago (13 to be exact ;-), gosh I am getting old) I did a teddy bear making course. I really enjoyed making teddy bears and I made about three bears before the shop I was completing the course shut down sadly. So because I was onto my 4th bear at the time, I put it aside still unstitched in areas except for the head and lost interest. When I was at my parents I noticed my bear still sitting there unfinished looking sad. So I took her home to try and work on her again with my old bear making tools. I had stitched her legs and body wrong after trying to do it myself one day when the shop shut down so I jumped on good old you tube and looked up some videos on doing a ladder stitch which is what I needed to complete and fix my bear. I pulled out my needle and thread while I was being taught on you tube and that's what I did. I am pretty proud of how she came up I must say, especially after not stitching teddy bears for ages so I was a bit rusty. She has been hand stitched and has a mohair head and arms but the rest of her body is calico as she is supposed to be a sitting bear that you can dress in clothes if you wish. She is not really a child's toy but I have given her over to my daughter who already loves her. She sits in her nursery on the rocking elephant. I don't know if it's just me, but she looks like she is happier now. :-) Her name is Lizzy.
I am thinking about getting back into bear making as I did enjoy it, it's just so hard finding the time to do three hobbies, let alone 1!!! I need more hours in a day.
Happy Stitching xx