Jul 262010

After visiting a market recently and seeing lots of gorgeous hand crafted teddy bears, I was prompted to write about my ‘recreated’ bears. Making or recreating Teddy bears is not my usual craft but a few years back I was inspired to dress up a few cute little bears. I’d given them each a name & a little story attached. Here is one of the bears I called Daisy.

Daisy Bear adores her garden. It is her favourite pastime. It’s her passion and she reaps many rewards from her labours. But Daisy is not a selfish bear. She loves to share the fruits of her labour; and many neighbours & friends often find Daisy on their doorstep with an armful of blooms, a pretty bouquet, a basket of fragrant roses, handfuls of spring flowers or a special arrangement of her favourite picks.

Daisy is a special little bear who’s found a home with a special little girl.

Feb 202010

Miniature collectables or dust gatherers? After my last major clean out where I went too far I decided to take some time to ‘think’ about what goes out next. These are just a few rediscovered treasures which have been in hiding. Occasionally when I tidy up and can’t decide what to do, or where to put certain things they usually end up in a bag or drawer or box. The unfortunate thing is they end up staying there for ages, sometimes years,  before I find them again.

These miniatures are not items of any great value except that they are sentimental in some ways. The little pink & gold Limoges teapot was given to me by a very dear friend; the other items are mementos from overseas trips or gifts from friends while overseas. The milk jug cover is something I bought for myself several years ago but have never used it….. Well it’s out of the drawer now so it will be put to use …finally. I think the others need a little display case … I’ll have a think about it – any suggestions on how to display them would be appreciated 🙂

I’m still moving things about the house – it seems to be an ongoing & never ending chore but at least I get to rediscover some of those past treasures. I wonder what I’ll find next?