I mentioned one day back in the month of creativity that I could not show that day’s creation, because it involved surprise gifts. But today I can show you, because today I am giving them to three charming young ladies. It is the other school production [Alice]
When I did the fittings, the two ‘Alice’ actors, and the Mad Hatter were so polite and appreciative, I felt they deserved keepsakes of their starring roles in the Leavers’ Production. I used scraps of the costume fabric and dressed three little bears in costume for them.
I embroidered “Alice 2011” on felt, using my Janome Memorycraft machine, and then hand-stitched the ovals to their paws. These teddies all have rather grumpy expressions [maybe they didn’t like being in a bin in the charity shop, sold off for 50p each?]
I have obviously dressed far too many bears this summer [around 25 I think] as dear Mags has now seen fit to beatify me for my labours!