Saturday, 22 January 2011

A teddy is for life....

We found these two teddies and kitten at the dump at the beginning of the summer, they were in the top of a box in the 'could be useful to someone' section.  They are probably about as old as me, and very well loved, they have been patched up and mended by someone, so it was very sad to find them there.  We paid our money and brought them home, where they now live with my monkeys in my bedroom. I think 'waving' ted is the friendliest, he has been stitched up in such a way that he is always waving at you.

The blue teddy in the seat below, is my mums, he was at first called Bruin, but as children we christened him Ruin, due to his long and hard life! My mum gave him a birthday party probably for his 50th , I think this was when he was given his rather grand seat.  My sisters and mums grandchildren came to the party together with our own teddies, and had a proper birthday tea.  Its good to do things like that!!  The little ted is mine, named Maxi after Max Bygraves (!). He is in severe need of me stitching up his nose, which I must do.
For anyone who loves Teddys, they should read the book called  ' The teddy that no-one wanted' by the Ahlbergs, a lovely book for children and adults alike.(see right)

The lovely library

It is very sad that due to cut backs lots of our libraries may close.  I have heard someone say that they don't have any up to date books, but they need to go in and have a look.... Lots of lovely books and plenty of new ones.  I always come home with a huge bag full (and you can request most books at no charge unless its really obscure)  Our library is shut for refurbishing at the moment and we have a mobile on the seafront. Open to the elements, but fun none the less and still interesting books. See the view from the library door.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Latest Project - A knitted fairy

I found this lovely book in the library 'Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies, and then was lucky enough to have it for a Christmas present.  I have knitted the body but haven't got around to the stuffing part yet, just starting on the beautiful dress and now the frilly knickers!

I think this fairy will be flying to my niece in Greece.