I went looking around on the net and found an amazing site for crafts and sewing. It's Craftster. Oh what a site it is. This is probably the best site I have found in a long time. I'm addicted. I go on everyday and just troll for hours. The downfall with it is I have to have 10 posts before I can put up any pictures. That's slightly annoying, but they want to make sure I'm not a spam bot and I can understand that. It has given me a ton of ideas though. I highly recommend it.
I have been sewing away at the dolly and having a good time. The body is complete. I did manage to sew one of the feet on backwards when I attached the legs, but that's fixed now. I'm currently working on the face. Then I have to fill the head and the body and attach them. Then it's on to the hair.
I bought some crazy yarn at Zellers last weekend. I can't wait to see if it will work for the hair. I found a great tutorial on hair making. It's actually for a different type of doll, but it should translate over fine for what I am working on.
Of course I have an idea burning in the back of my head and it's been there all week. So I have to put the doll on hold today and try this out. When I went to Craftster the first time I found an article about teddy bears. I checked it out and it had a list of non traditional teddy bears that the author had found around the net. On etsy.com, and a few other places. I loved the creativity in them. I never would have imagined that teddy bears could be anything but the traditional teddy bear. You know how you get an idea in your head of how something should look and you never see it any other way.
When I was a kid I had tons of stuffed animals. I loved my teddy bears very much. My siblings were older than me and I usually spent my time playing alone with my bears. I want to create a bear for my daughter. Something that she can play with that seems like it would be a good friend. Maybe I'm just overthinking this. A traditional teddy bear is a lot of work. And requires a few skills I don't have yet. I think I'm gonna go non-traditional and make a bear that is huggable, soft and easily identifiable as a bear, but not your traditional everyday teddy.
Of course I also have some other ideas for this bear pattern which may be pretty neat. Let's see how it turns out before I start thinking about making a super bear or a ninja bear though.