Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cuddly Square Bears

The minute I saw the cover of Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan, I knew I would make Square Bear for my kids. And what better occasion than Easter? I'm always looking for non-candy items to put in their Easter baskets and this was perfect!

The pattern was very easy to follow and I am very happy with the results. I love that I was able to customize each bear to fit my kid's taste. For example, my son loves ducks and my daughter loves flowers, thus the cutesy buttons.

This was my first embroidery attempt, and as you can see it's far from perfect.

I love the little noses and the ric-rac waist!

And even the backs are cute! While making this pattern I added to my list of things I want to learn during my sewing class that starts on Wednesday. And while these bears look very homemade, I'm proud that I got them done in time and that my kids like them. Well, my daughter really liked hers. I think my son is scared of his... I'm all about being honest here.

Proudly linking to:

Photobucket DIY Day @ ASPTL

Creations by Kara


Melissa said...

Sew darn cute indeed! I have had that book on my Chapters wishlist for awhile, looks like I am just going to have to take the plunge and buy it eh?!

Mom2fur said...

Adorable! And I think the embroidery is just right. It gives the bears a lot more personality than 'perfect' stitches!

Jennifer said...

These really are so darn cute! You did a great job. Like you I am always looking for non-candy items. Greatjob!

Ginger said...

Hi there! I loved these and just HAD to blog about em...check out your feature at the link below and feel free to snag my I was Featured button!


I'm looking forward to seeing more of these fun projects! I just got a sewing machine myself...trying to get the hang of it!


Ginger said...

BTW, you gotta get you a button so I can link to you!!! Talk to you soon!


Misty said...

How cute!! I'm always on the lookout for cute and easy ideas...thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Those are darling!!