Geronimo!

I made my very first fur bear earlier this year. I had a kit that I got from the local teddy bear craft store… I would start off well, then get a bit discouraged, then have another crack a few months later. I really wanted to have him finished for the local Arts & Crafts Show, so I pushed on! I got there in the end!

Introducing… Geronimo. He was inspired by Matt Smith in Doctor Who. I made all his clothes, including the bow tie and fez, and I even made him a sonic screwdriver 🙂

  • Fez – Tally’s Treasury has a tutorial on how to make a fez. I just scaled it down for my bear.
  • Bow Tie – The Littlest Studio has a tutorial on how to make a bow tie. Again, I just scaled it down.
  • Trousers – Shwin & Shwin has a pattern for some baby pants that I used as inspiration. I pretty much sat Geronimo on some paper and traced around his legs and used that.
  • Shirt – Nina Caporale has a tutorial on how to make a shirt for a bear, and I just added sleeves to it and used snaps for buttons.
  • Braces – I just used some scraps of fabric to make a tube then ironed it flat and used snaps to hold them in place.
  • Jacket – Lion Brand have a set you can knit, so just used this pattern 🙂 I did lengthen the sleeves and I added some elbow pads too.
  • Sonic Screwdriver – I used scraps of white, gold/light brown, green and black and sewed it all up and added some elastic so he could hold it properly.

I’m very pleased to say that Geronimo won Champion Bear at the Arts & Crafts Show 🙂

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2014 Projects

In 2014 I tried to do a bit more sewing, as well as crochet and knitting. Here are a few of my projects throughout the year 🙂

2014 ProjectsLeft-Right: Larry & Bob, Peppa Pig, Harry Potter Bookscarf

Loader & Digger Cushions (my design), Bunny New Born Set (with carrot), Hello Kitty Shoes, Fireman Sam

Another Peppa Pig, Giggleosaurus Hat (my design), Hungry Catarpillar Baby Blanket (my design), Ron Weasley Hat

Mobile Phone Cosy, Crochet Hook Bag (my design), Owl Tote, Toothless

And some more…

2014 Projects

Left-Right: Aussie Animal Christmas Bunting, Thomas & Percy Baubles (my design), Calico Messenger Bag, Patch Messenger Bag

Toothless Messenger Bag, T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy (my design)

Superhero Quilt

Last year I saw a few superhero rag quilts on Pinterest that looked awesome!

Superhero Rag Quilt

Superhero Rag Quilt

I hadn’t done much quilting, and I hadn’t made a rag quilt before. I wanted to do a really good job of it, as I wanted to make it for my son. I think I must have tried the rag quilt 4 or 5 times, before I came to the decision to ditch the rag and make a “normal” quilt 🙂

I got all the logos from Google Images, and just traced them out from my monitor onto paper.

I’m so happy with how it turned out! And my son loves it too 🙂

P.S. I didn’t write up a tutorial or anything as there are a lot of awesome tutorials online already, and I’m certainly not the best quilter 🙂

My Superhero Quilt