Saturday, December 18, 2010

Beary Fun!

Yesterday I met my friend Carol at her house to help her with a very special project.  Every year Carol shops the after Christmas sales, makes deals with stores on overstock and comes up with some really fun gifts for needy kids to give out the following Christmas!  I knew it had something to do with helping her sew something, but I really didn't know just what! 
When I first walked into Carol's studio this glass of buttons with a spool of red on top caught my eye!  Hmmm...I wonder what we're going to be doing?

Then Carol explained the project!  She had a big bag full of the cutest stuffed bears and wanted to make vests and bowties for them before giving them to the kids!  After all, bears like to show off their new duds, too!  Being the very creative person she is, Carol designed this cute little vest for each bear!  The vest is made from fleece which she had in stash.  She also had this cute fabric in stash, so she decided each vest needed a couple of pockets for the bears to fill them up with nuts and berries!  And of course the buttons finish off the vest quite nicely!  Carol sewed the vests while I stitched the pockets and buttons on them!
Here is one of the bears in his birthday suit.  He looks pretty sad and probably a little cold, too!
Here he is all dress up and ready to hunt for nuts and berries in style!  Carol already had the bowties made, so all that was left was to dress each bear and show them off!

Here is the whole gang!  Blonde bear's vest was still in the making - a pretty blue vest to contrast with his unique personality!  Remember that old song that starts "If you go out in the woods tonight, you won't believe your eyes..."



17 comments:

cjwalla2 said...

"Beary Fun" was soooo much fun... especially sewing with a friend like you... The gang will be on the way to their new homes very soon!
Thanks, Candace!
Cheers,
Carol

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What fun! The whole crew looks so festive!

onlymehere said...

Adorable! What a kind and very giving thing to do for those who need cheer all year!

Cindy said...

I bet you have a beary good time.

Carrie P. said...

How cute are they all dressed up for Christmas. Such a great idea. Well done you two.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh how adorable!!!! I read all the BEARY funnies!!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful project and such a clever idea for those in need!! The kids will love them even more with their adorable vests and bowties.

Linda said...

They are so adorable, especially dressed up in their little ties and vests. Too cute. I love the primary colors too! What a wonderful thing to do for those children! I'm always amazed at how kind and generous people are. Carol sounds like a gem. Those children will cherish those bears for a lifetime!

Mary said...

Too cute for words!

QuiltSue said...

They are so gorgeous. What a lovely idea.

pratima said...

The Teddy bears are adorable in their big bows and cute buttoned vests! They'll bring lots of smiles :-)

Ulla said...

What a fun project; I can imagine the happy children who will take care of the bears.

Libby said...

Oh what fun! Those bears look so happy not only for their new duds but because they are going to loving new homes too *s*

Stephanie said...

They look so spiffy in their new vests and ties! What a fun and sweet project. Very happy campers will love to receive these bears.

Chris said...

What a neat project! Every child I know loves bears, and I still love them! Blessings on you both for this wonderful project!

Merry Christmas!
Chris

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Merry Christmas Candace and thank you for your sweet and cute christmas card!

Karen said...

Very nice! You're a Give :)