Saturday, 8 January 2011

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #11


Hope you're all sticking to your New Year's resolutions ... I didn't make any this year, so at least I can't break any.  I didn't do too well with last year's "not to buy new craft stash and to use what I've got" because my craft stash has grown and my bank balance reduced!!!

I hope you've all found your crafting MOJO after the festive break because we've got a new and brilliant challenge over at Craft Your Days Away Challenge blog. The challenge for the next two weeks is a nice and easy one to start the new year off with:

Anything Goes! 

Remember, we are a multi craft blog so it does not necessarily have to be a card. It could be a scrapbook page, a gift or anything else, as long as you've crafted it. Besides card making, I love to make small teddy bears and this is my first one of 2011 so it fits in perfectly with our Anything Goes.  Surprise us and show us what you have crafted your days away making!


For this challenge we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $10 voucher to be spent in their store.  Pop over to the challenge blog for the full details or click the blinkie to visit the Simon Says Stamp store.

I have used a hand dyed short pile, purple mohair to make the bear, he has glass eyes and his nose has been stitched with DMC cotton perle thread and the ribbon is by Anitas (I think).   Maybe 2011 is time for you to learn a new craft - I started making teddies a couple of years ago and, I might not be an expert, but it is a really enjoyble craft so long as you can sew basic stitches.

So, I can't wait to see what you make for our challenge and don't forget to have a look at the other DT blogs - they've come up with some great ideas for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,



Unknown said...

Wow this is sooo cute, love your purple bear. I too already didn't keep my resolution to go walking daily, but I'm thinking that its because I have a cold ;) hugs xxx

Sarah said...

He is absolutely gorgeous!

Liz said...

That bear is really fab very clev er lady you are

liz x

Doreen said...

This is just

Pami said...

Wow you are so clever! He is so cute and I love the colour! Thanks for having me as GD at CYDA this week!! Pami x

Nicki said...

Oh wow, this little ted is adorable. I've just been going through all your teddy bear posts on your blog and what a wonderful hug of minis you have made, I am so envious! I'd love to be able to create lovable little critters like yours but I'm afraid my eyes and my fingers just aren't up to working on such a tiny scale.

Can't wait to see your next little furry friend.

Hugs, Nicki, xx

jackiescrafts said...

He is soooooo cute and you are very clever

Hugs Jackie x

Lesley said...

He is so cute Amanda, I love him! xx

Carol Ann said...

He is absolutely stunning Amanda.
Hugs Carol Ann xx

Mel X said...

Amanda this is soo adorable. I know its already been said - but you really are talented. Wish I could make teddies.

Mel X

Gina K said...

Oh, he is precious! I collect bears...Steiff, Hermann, Dean's, and artist bears like yours. I am drawn in by their sweet faces. I love your bear!