Saturday, 16 June 2012

What have I done?

I can't believe what I've done. I was close to finishing a little bear I've been working on this week. In fact, all I had to do was close up the body seam,  do a little scissor sculpting and some final touches, and she would be complete.
Detached leg placed to look as if it's really joined to the bear!

Wait a minute, I think - the leg joints need a little more tightening. I grabbed my trusty long-nose pliers and started turning one of the cotter pin leg joints. Before I knew what was happening, I had a leg in one hand and a one-legged bear in the other!
Bear and leg - the real thing.

I had tightened the cotter pin so much that it pulled through the hole in the fibreboard disc joint. To add to my pain, I had sewed the leg seams closed already, so now I have to undo the seam and start again.
Offending leg and joint!

Ah well, we live and learn (I hope!) When my little as yet unnamed critter is finally finished, I will post some better photos than those here, and introduce her properly.


On a happier note, you may remember an earlier post about Sonny, the teddy bear I made for my great nephew Dreyson, born in April this year.

Well, here they are, getting to know each other.

And Dreyson is so cute that his great aunt had to add these pictures too.


See you next week.

P.S. I've just added a new recipe to the Kayzy's Kitchen page - a great chocolate cake, guaranteed to make anyone feel better, even a one-legged teddy bear!


  1. Oh drats, don't you hate it when this go wrong. You will love her all the more when she is finished.
    Little Dreyson will have a buddy for life with Sonny.
    Hugs from Wilbur and Granny

  2. Thanks for your empathy, my friends. It's good to know I'm not alone.
    Hugs from Kayzy

  3. I can't even tell you how many times I've messed something up by either rushing the process or by trying to improve something that really was better off before the improvement.
    It looks like little Dreyson and his bear are getting to know each other and liking what they see. I recently made a bear for my little great-great nephew's first birthday and forgot to take any photos. It's good to see you managed to take some.

  4. Hi Maddyrose
    If it wasn't for my niece, I wouldn't have this pic of Dreyson and Sonny, or the others. They live 1500kms from me, so I haven't seen the little darling yet, but thanks to her thoughtfulness I can watch him growing from afar. This is one of the great benefits of the internet, isn't it. Thanks for your encouragement.
    Hugs, Kayzy


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