Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Handmade Holidays: How Joyful Bear

For my friend Jen's little girl I had to make The How Joyful Bear. He's the perfect Christmas present for a little girl baby!

I've been saving this pattern for a few months in anticipation of trying it out. Lane is obsessed with stuffies, so I figure maybe another baby the same age as Lane would also love one.

I used soft fleece in two shades of green. This bear is super cuddly and warm and soft. And an awesome TV watching companion as Lane is showing us in the photo above.

But this pattern is not for the faint of heart. The pieces were wonderfully done - they fit together perfectly. The instructions, however, were sparse. I spent more time trying to figure out how to sew all these pieces together than I did actually sewing them together!

Well worth the trouble though.

What you talkin' about bear?

Uh oh - looks like it might be difficult to pry this bear away from my little girl to give to Claire. No worries though, I'll make another one for Lane when the fun from all her new Christmas stuff starts to wane.

Does anyone want to suggest a name for this new bear?


Jen said...

Aww! It's so cute!! Claire is just starting to like stuffed animals, but bears seem to be her favourite. Thank you!

Terryy said...

Suggested name: General Smoches, Super Snuggles, Sir Cuddle-a-lots

Joy @ HowJoyful said...

You did an awesome job! You should upload this to the flickr group to show it off! Sorry the instructions where not easy for you, I put so much effort into drawing the pattern, but not so much on the tutorial =]