Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pay It Forward

Finally, I can tell you!!

Well, I can tell you about something.  One thing. Because it was delivered.

Olaf was helping me guard the completion, wrapping and sending of this little gal.















She went to live in England.... with Dilly St. George ..her brother Bob The Bear, Esq....and, all the other bears ... there are lots...window-sill bears and cupboard bears and all sorts ... you must go see some day.... .. and of course, their Mom... who makes lovely cards.

Two years ago, she and Dilly... who is a green Dragon, offered to play my Pay It Forward game.  I can't believe it took me that long to get around to making and sending.  I do have excuses ...honest I do.... including surgeries and injuries to arms, hands and elbows...which did interfere....but, really!.... I feel bad.  And...I'm so happy to note that all 4 of my ladies that offered to play actually still visit my blog regularly and still are blog buddies.  Thank you ladies!  I love you all!

I was giggling away thinking how much fun it would be to see the looks on their faces when something arrived and they were not expecting any mail or hadn't ordered anything ...and then...huh?  Who the heck is this from?  ... and, what is it? ...... oh, drat...how I wish I had a transporter or blast pack or ..something...  just so I could be there on the porch when they get their mail !

On to the reason behind a pink bear.  Dilly loves pink.  Anything pink  She reeeellly loves pink.  So, I decided to try to mimic a little pink bear I had made for myself years ago.  I still have her.

She is made from tufts plucked from a chunk of rayon fabric... this fabric.  It is total silliness.















Back when I began making little wool tufts into bears ... I wondered if anything other than wool could be needle felted ...and so I plucked out some tufts with tweezers...















mixed and fluffed them between my fingers















 ...and .... started stabbing.  Yes,  It could be felted!  Now I was doing crazy things.... even tried what is known as "throwster's waste" ... I hadn't heard the term til then...but, it is the bits of thread hanging off the edges of fraying fabric..ahhaha...I'm a total nut job.  Yes...I am and I know it.  It's okay.

I made this little guy with that stuff...


















Back to this bear.... ..soon I had a head almost the shape I was looking for ...then embroidered a nose... and stuck in some cute little test eyes....  awwww......
I'm a sap.  How I love a cute little face.  I didn't want to name her ..just kept referring to her as little pink girl... and telling her I knew her Mom would name her .... as soon as she got there...





























Then I had to give her a little bit of something pretty for her 'hair' didn't I ? .... some ribbons and a few stamens did the trick... (she is still just pinned together here...see the pin sticking out of her arm) .... I knew Dilly would be thrilled with pink ribbons.



















All done.   Now, where the heck is a photo of her little white toesies..so I can show you ....hmmmm....















Aha...there it is .... big feet....little white toesies...done from plucked tufts of white rayon.

this is the fabric I used to make my poodles.... remember those?  naaaw...the new viewers won't.... here is one of those....


What fun it's been to hear how Dilly loves her little girl bear .. and she's named her Lavender Lily Lilac.... LA-LI-LA for short...hahhah..... oh, boy.... I always have the most fun knowing people enjoy these little creatures.....

I need to get busy and make some more....

15 comments:

Mary Ann said...

You make such cute characters...they are really adorable:)

Twiglet said...

You are such a clever thing. Fancy making something so gorgeous from a bit of pink fluff!! x Jo

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh my how utterly adorable are these little cutie's, they are so beautiful & you are so very clever...think i'm in loVe with your poodles!!...Mel :)

Lin said...

Oh my GOSH! She is beautiful! I can just imagine the joy in opening that surprise. :)

LOVE the poodles too!

Susan said...

Simply gorgeous Vee - you are really clever and patient too, you must be, to do all those teensy weensy little fiddly bits that really make the difference!

Sue said...

She is a little honey. How could you not love them. Sue

Catherine said...

Oh they are all so sweet! Cute cute!

Well I hope you are enjoying some lovely weather. We are getting some warmer temperatures. Mid -20's. Now that is nice! A person should really get out to the garden and start pulling some weeds and thinking about planting some flowers...or not. ;)

Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

Doone said...

the joy of being a late returner of a WOYWer visit is that sometime I read the 'wrong' post, your little felted bears are quite simply delightful, what a lovely PIF gift,

dxxxx

Sheilagh said...

Oh she is so gorgeous
and you are so clever and patient:)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh very nice :D

love the name she was given :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a cutie pie he is and so is mine that you sent. It was a real surprise as I had completely forgotten about it. Than k you thank you so much Vee. I adore him and love the fabrics.

trisha too said...

ADORABLE!!!!

Okay, I don't know if you ever found any of my needle felting posts--nothing as fancy fine as yours, let me tell you!

Here are some links:
http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2011/11/some-christmas-surprises.html

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2010/03/h-is-for-heart-inchie.html

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2008/02/heartfelt.html

Serena Lewis said...

I am the very happy owner of one of your gorgeous little bears...she still has pride of place in the china cabinet.

Don't feel too bad about the Pay It Forwards...I still owe one to a lovely lady who I eventually lost touch with, found again, only to lose touch again. The guilt of an unfinished Pay It Forward still weighs heavily on me even though she told me it wasn't necessary because she wasn't an official Pay It Forward recipient after all....but I had committed, you see. My excuse is also that I've had a big dose of bad health over the past couple of years. My creative activities have certainly taken a hit because of it. :(

Btw, I love your little poodles!!

Buttons said...

Your talent always amazes me. Cute as a "Button" they say :) Hug B

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Your little darlings are all so sweet, especially the two darling Poodles, how very regal.

Hugs
Carolyn