Naalbound bear

Okay, okay, okay.... I know naalbound toys weren't found. Only those two wooden horses. But can you blame me?

I started at the top, with the bear's head. A Josephine knot and then 7 stitches in the loop. After this, I increased until I had the right shape and continued in the Oslo-stitch. You can easily do this yourself, all you need to decide is how big you want the bear to be. This is the head

I just made the bear up as I went along, you know, no real pattern just do what I felt like. I made an extra circle of green wool to create a soft and big tummy on the bear. The legs and hands will be half red/half green, to create an image of unity on the entire toy. I have said this before: toy making isn't just for the kids, it is just as much fun for Mummy!!

This is the trial face. I used some old flannel to see how it turned out. Runa thought it was cute, so I'll use some decent Viking-linen to make the real bear face.


More on the hangarok

When the embroidered piece is done I plan to do this on the hangarok as well, this is tape woven actually! I'll try to add the pattern soon for you too.


A little bit of progress on the hangarok

It really isn't a lot, but I wanted to show you this anyway. The dark green outline is now done and I am continuing with light yellow on the inside, just the single row as you see on the left.


New Hangarok

I am in need of a new hangarok and I've decided to make a nice embroidered piece on it. I found a set of two birds I have my heart set on making (from one of those Dover books, with iron-on patterns):

I bought some lovely fine embroidery wool at Venne Colcoton
It is perfect!

I'll keep you posted on the progress!


New clothes and stuff

The Whitsun weekend at Archeon meant I had some sewing to do. Having a child is wonderful but you kinda go into hibernation when it comes to sewing new clothes. But Runa is growing fast so the young lady needed new clothes for Archeon. Here our little super model is posing in her new dress and hangarok.

Take my word for it folks: turtle brooches are NOT available in miniature size, so I took a pair of earrings! They do the trick!

Our 'son' Lars was there as well, of course, and here we are doing crafts after lunch, while Runa was reaking havoc inside the tent....

It was a great weekend, we had a ball!