Saturday, 17 March 2012

St Patrick's Day with Curious George

There is a huge business in clothing for Teddy Bears. When our kids were younger, we took them to a workshop where they could make their own bear (or dog, monkey, lamb or other stuffie). It was fun, you chose a bear, put in the stuffing, added a heart and named it.

Then, you got to browse the shop for clothing. The clothing was super expensive. It could set you back $30 or $40 for an outfit. Needless to say, I tried to convince the kids that newborn baby clothing was just as good.

Some years later, imagine my surprise when I saw similar teddy bear clothing, albeit all sweaters, in the dollar store. I have a Curious George doll which we got from one of those machines with a claw (the Claw!) and ever since I've been buying "holiday sweaters" for it. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a St Patrick's Day sweater.

And so to today's refashion:

Using a little bit of felt and leftover T-shirt fabric,
Pink Calico: Green Felt

Pink Calico: Green Fabric
I cut out clover shapes, and glued them together.  This is the same shape and glue as from the Swag Bag project:
Pink Calico: Green Felt, Glued

Pink Calico: Green Felt, Glued
Then, I sewed a button to the front and a safety pin to the back:
Pink Calico: Green Felt, Backing
attached it to Curious George's sweater, et voila!:
Pink Calico: Curious George Sweater
I used a safety pin so that when the time comes for the next holiday, the giant brooch can be removed.

My younger son asked why Curious George doesn't wear pants, so that might be another project.

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8 comments:

  1. Hey Narda, I like your ideas and projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be stopping by yours.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I'll be reading your blog too for the next "Fashion Editor" purchase.

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  2. I love this. Too cute. Curious George makes my heart melt. He's adorable.

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    1. Curious George's adventures with the man in the big yellow hat was a favourite when I was small - so I love that I have a stuffie of him now.

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  3. what a cute idea!! It looks like something I could do with my kids too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

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