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Scrap Happy June

June 14, 2021

oh! I’m so-o tired of making hexies

I took a break to play with the teddies

summer is on the way and the bears needed a change of outfits

a family portrait

and a back view

Arthur wanted “big boy’s pants” with real pockets to hold stuff

made from my favorite pair of very old, raggey jeans

he is wearing his sweater because it is still a little cool

and demanding a tee shirt which means they will all want one

Gilbert’s overalls are made from old sheeting dyed with kakishibu (Japanese persimmon)

there is a pocket on the front for his hankieand bear lining on the bib

(from when a grandson was small)

he wants to know if he can fly away like Mary Poppinslast but not least – Little Bear has denim, drawstring shorts

it has the smallest handstitched buttonholes I have ever made (for the drawstring)

he had to have a pocket too

I have discovered that bears have very short legs – the reason for the roll ups

discussing the pros and cons of living in the city and cutting down trees

Little Bear liked playing in the wood chips

if you go down to the woods today—- you may find teddy bears having a picnic

if it doesn’t rain!

and now we are off to look for tee shirt scraps

oops! I forgot to add links to other happy scrappers – here is Kate’s list

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean (me), Jon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith


28 Comments leave one →
  1. Fairy Queen permalink
    June 16, 2021 2:02 pm

    Very beautiful the bears family 😍😍😍


    • June 16, 2021 2:07 pm

      Fairy Queen – thank you, they have been fun to make and talk to while staying mostly at home alone. We have great conversations!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. June 16, 2021 3:14 am

    Well, if there’s one thing cuter than teddy bears it must be teddy bear clothes. So cute.


    • June 16, 2021 9:44 am

      Lynn – they are cute but are so fiddley to make, maybe I’ll get better with practice. Need a little sister bear so I can make pretty dresses.


  3. June 15, 2021 8:29 am

    Oh, I loved that little story to go along with the sewing! I’m sure those are very happy bears!


  4. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    June 15, 2021 7:32 am

    I love your bears!


  5. June 15, 2021 2:31 am

    So cute and so goodlooking in their new clothes!


  6. Kathy permalink
    June 14, 2021 8:49 pm

    I love the bear family portraits especially the one from behind! Their new outfits are adorable. Next they will need some sun hats. 😉


    • June 14, 2021 10:08 pm

      Kathy – but they have ears – sun hats with holes for their ears! I need an old tee shirt with bear colours.


  7. jilloy permalink
    June 14, 2021 6:16 pm



  8. June 14, 2021 5:35 pm

    I am sure the bears are happy about their new attire! They are cute, and they look ready to play, and chat with each other and you! Why not?


  9. Noilin permalink
    June 14, 2021 5:13 pm

    Those bears are so cute but their outfits are fab.


  10. June 14, 2021 2:32 pm

    So sweet. Love the lining fabric, such fun.


  11. June 14, 2021 2:19 pm

    Lucky bears, but it must feel good to have a nice change of outfits.


    • June 14, 2021 2:46 pm

      Kate – well making them felt good to me, too much serious stuff going on.


      • June 14, 2021 6:49 pm

        Yes, I get that totally.


      • June 14, 2021 10:14 pm

        Kate – I have a couple male neighbours who don’t like trees (you have to rake leaves) so they are working hard to get all the trees removed. I told one if he didn’t like trees he should move to the prairie. Sasksatchewan would be good!


      • June 14, 2021 10:41 pm

        Baffin Island would be better still, but really, the same country is too close for a person who doesn’t like trees….


      • June 15, 2021 10:43 am

        Kate – oh! Baffin Is. sounds like fun – perhaps a bit cold.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. claire93 permalink
    June 14, 2021 12:26 pm

    what delightful teddy bears, and so deserving of some new clothes ^^


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