Descriptions of craft projects based on recycling and re-use of materials.
Welcome to my blog!
I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. These involve fabric recycling or re-use and refashioning of clothes, or other frugalities. I've left up the previous blogs and may occasionally revert to those topics again. May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Teddy Bears for Grown Ups
Bears I nearly bought recently
I don't know why we like teddy bears so much but there's a lot of them lying about my house and, actually, in both of our cars. Sometimes someone we are giving a ride to will inquire about the car
bears, as in "Do these belong to your children?" or, upon seeing two or
three on the back seat, asking "Do you know your kids left their toys
here?" Most of the time the car bears are just something warm and fuzzy to look
at but they have done occasional duty as window wipes and fly swats when
nothing else is at hand in busy traffic. (Of course, they get washed in
the washing machine occasionally, in case you're thinking EEW!) I'm sorry to say there's six -- maybe seven -- little and not-so-little bears in our bed also; they get used as pillows, such as to prop up an elbow when you're reading at night or to keep out the draft around your neck or as extra support to the middle of one's back when lying on one side. And then, there's half a dozen little bears sitting on a table upstairs, just collecting dust and they have a miniature tea set in front of them and appear to sip tea when we're not around. I don't want to think about the other dozen or more teddy bears that got stuffed into a suitcase and stored in the garage in a recent anti-hoarding binge. Nor do I really want to think about the number of bears we've given away in our sporadic urge to purge ourselves or to share with others. And, now, I'm recalling there's a bear in the kitchen with a chef's hat and there's a giant bear in the man cave upstairs (seriously!), not to mention the keychain koala bear that hangs off my bag. I consider it a good day if I don't see a bear and buy it. So we're bearing up pretty well with our toys. How about you? Ha ha.