Posts Tagged ‘tartan’

Well, Hello

Monday, August 27th, 2018

It has been a while. Many things have happened since the last post, including lost passwords etc. Admin is not my strong point.

I’ll endeavor to post a bit more frequently and catch you up with what has been happening. The biggest news was probablt the phone call late last summer from Laura at Ralph Lauren EU. Yep, you read that right. Bit of  stressy time for me. I like time to make my bears and by the time they decided on what they wanted, the deadline was tight.

In the end the bears ended up in Christmas windows in Glasgow, London and Rome. I got to see the Glasgow window. The head man at Ralph Lauren did send me professional photos of all the windows early this year though with a wee thank you letter. I was so excited.

They came back this year for more and gave me a nice long period to make them in. Should be finished soon and on their way to London. Wonder where these ones will go?

Glasgow window

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A Trio of Bears

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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Last year friends of ours were going out to the U.S.A. to see their son married. They were also meeting extended members of daughter-in-laws family. Knowing there were 3 wee girls to meet they asked if I could make 3 bears the same but in different tartans. As you can see in the first picture they were a little unsure what sort of creatures they were. They soon worked out that they were Scottish bears though.

Had forgotten to add these pictures (parental approval gained) till I was asked to make another bear for the soon to arrive first child of the best friend of last years groom. It’s always lovely to see pictures of the bears new homes.

Brown Bear

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Meet  Brown Bear.

       He has been made in the Brown family tartan.

       He is currently on his way to England where

        we believe he will shortly depart for Canada.

        An adventurous bear right enough!

Special Commission

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These bears were created as a lasting momento of a couples special day………………their wedding.

The bears can be both be made in the groom’s tartan or one can be the groom’s and one the bride’s. The bears will whatever you want them to be. I just use my experience to create what you want. Anither option would be to make them in tweed and adorn them with something made in the tartan. The possibilities end with your imagination.

 

Buchanan Bears

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

 

Buchanan BearsHere are the Antique Buchanan Bears. Having just been completed while staying in Edinburgh they agreed to sit for a photo before being packed to travel to their new home.

They are together in their new home sitting on a Buchanan tartan rug. Should make for a very colourful corner of the room.

New Cloth Doll

Monday, August 17th, 2009
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New Cloth Doll

It started with a new product mail from Sarah’s Textile Crafts. She had packs of curly wool in different colours in pre cut lengths.

On looking at them I remembered that I had wanted to make some cloth dolls but had been wondering what I could use for the hair. Suddenly I thought that this might be the answer.

When the wool arrived I immediately thought of the tammy I had knitted some weeks previously which still hadn’t found someone to wear it. This then linked to a tartan skirt and a knitted jacket just seemed to finish the ensemble.

The doll is made in 100% cotton. The tartan is 100% genuine Scottish wool tartan and the tammy and jacket are knitted in 100% lambswool yarn from the New Lanark Mill.