This is Matilda. My second swap finished for the swap I am participating in.
She has been received by Sue from Girls Shed and Sue named her Matilda. I think that name suits her well.
She has the cutest face! I really enjoyed making her and she is a rather thrifty bear seeing how she is made out of an old chenille bedspread. Makes her look rather 'shabby chic'.
Her jacket is made out of cheap woolen quilt batting. Fabric for cuffs are recycled scraps from an old blouse I have been cutting up and the ric rac and lace are from an op shop. So you could say she is quite the recycled bear!
A close up showing patchwork heart and jacket band.
A little story I will share is that on completion of jacket when I went to try it on the bear, I expected it to fit. It didn't and I thought I had made my bear too fat. I looked at the instructions and pattern pic again and found to my relief that the jacket wasn't meant to fit and just be caught at the chest with a few stitches! Whew!
A close up of yo yo flowers.
See I have been busy sewing this bear so that hopefully explains my absenteeism from my blog over the last couple of weeks.
Pattern was from the magazine "Handmade" Vol 24 No 6. The designer is Anna Jarman.
Well, I think that's it for today!