Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Sock Dolls and More Knitting...

I've been busy, trying to get some things made up for the Christmas season
I call these little guys "Buns". They are made much like my other sock dolls, but using only one sock per doll. Their faces are painted on and the paint is non toxic and permanent, so it is washable and safe for children of all ages....

Buns have cottontails too! And here is my first knitted teddy bear, using the pattern i bought from the Mother Bear Knitting Project. I just finished him last night. I am hoping that the more i make, the faster they will make up. My intention is to send them to the main office for shipment to an African country, to children in orphanages who are suffering from HIV/Aids... For more info, click here But for now, i might just see if i can sell a few, with the profits going to the project for shipping and operational costs.maybe i'll make him a matching hat too!
This little sweetie is one of the recipients of the Mother Bear project... Any knitters out there want to help? They have a pattern for crochet too! Their motto is: "Make a Bear-Make a Difference"


Stacey said...

Makes me wish I knew how to knit--I've tried and end up throwing the needles and yarn across the room. OK, not really...but I WANT to! LOL

This is a wonderful thing you are doing. I've been sponsoring a little girl in India for the last three years. She and her family (mother, grandmother) are Tibetan refugees. I've been thinking about making some special stuff for my shop and using the proceeds to supplement my current donation.

I think it's great anytime we can use our creativity to help someone out. I'm sure your bears will bring so much happiness!

Mare said...

Hi Stacey! You know if you could find a knitting class and/or a good teacher, you would be knitting in no time! I wanted to learn for years, and i guess i was ready because i just took off with it!
I really admire all the good work YOU do with your local animal shelter...I guess we can never do enough...I sponsor children thru CCF and have for years. It is so rewarding, and they are very much a big part of my family. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Stacey!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh will you let me know how to get the crochet pattern? i would love to make something for them!
i would also love to buy one of your bears. what is the best way to do that?
:) melissa

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
i just found the link on your blog and purchased the crochet pattern. this is so cool! thank you for sharing it.
i still want one of your bears. :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a sweet little boy!!
And I love your "buns" Mare!! (Hmmm... that didn't come out the way I intended... LOL)
Their little tails are so cute!!

Mare said...

Hi Melissa! I can't wait to see how your bears turn out crocheted! Please be sure to post a picture! Just let me know if you see anything you like that i make, ok? :)

Mare said...

Hi Paula! It's been a LONG time since anyone has said that about my buns! hahaha Thanks! I think the sock versions turned out cute too! ;)