Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Found crafts

I've been absent from blogland these last two weeks, occupied by something far less fun: preparing for a garage sale! You know what that means...emptying closets, kitchen cabinets, storage boxes in the basement, the whole deal. Yikes! Who knew (well, I did) we had so much unused, unloved stuff? It consumed all my time for the past week, plus this weekend, but it was worth it. Now I feel we have a *chance* to reorganize and perhaps keep the clutter under control.

One benefit of emptying all the storage spaces was finding some lost treasures. Hmm...my high school and college diplomas showed up in a pile in the basement. Good to know where they are!? I also found a box with these little guys tucked inside.

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I don't remember exactly when I made these little felt bears. It was quite some time ago, and I remember once considering tossing them out. I'm glad I didn't! What's bugging me now is finding the book that contained the pattern for the bears, as well as some small clothes. I have a feeling it's here somewhere, but I haven't been able to locate it yet.

Now that this big job is over, I'm hoping to return to some relaxing knitting time. I need it!


La Cabeza Grande said...

Those bears are simply adorable! Great find.

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh!!

Are those bears about 3 - 4" tall? if thy are, I made the same one when I was in high school. That was 25 years ago. Mine had instructions for clothes too and I made one, that is in a shadow box at my Mom's, in a cheerleaders outfit in my school colors. I used to amke thm for friends to resemble them or things they liked to do. The book is long gone...I too wish I had it.


Judy said...

Your bears are darling, would love to have the pattern ...

Judy said...

Wondering if the bear pattern was a McCalls ? Do you remember ? Thanks , Judy from Alaska ~~~

Leslie said...

Judy, the patterns came from a small paperback book. I have no idea who published it, but it wasn't a standard pattern company. If I ever come across the book, I'll post an update!