Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mother Bear Teddy Bears!

These little teddies are hand knit from a pattern i bought from The Mother Bear Knitting Project

This is an organization that sells a teddy bear pattern you can either knit or crochet, and then when the bear is made you can send it back to the organization where they ship out the bears to children in Africa who are suffering from HIV and Aids. My friend Melissa has crocheted many many bears and has sent them out to many children in Africa, and has actually seen pictures of the children hugging the bears she has made!

When i knit the bears i like to deviate from the pattern a bit and add a shaped muzzle and sometimes buttons and beads, and sell them in my daughter's shop, The Paper Sparrow. When i do sell a bear, i donate $10.00 to The Mother Bear Project so they can put that money where they most need it...
It really is a wonderful organization. I hope you take some time to check it out.

And if you'd like to help, these three little bears will be for sale in my Etsy shop just waiting for someone to love them. They have plastic safety eyes, so i would not recommend them for babies, but they are super soft and squishy and would make an older child a really nice friend....

8 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh my gosh! what a wonderful post! your bears are fabulous!
i love them!!!!

happy happy sunday!
xoxoxoxo
melissa and emmitt

Mare said...

Thank you Melissa! I hope you don't mind that i linked this post to you and your wonderful bears. I am so happy about the amount of happiness your bears bring to the children in this organization. Thank YOU!

teddybearswednesday said...

they are gorgeous Mare.

Leah said...

You make the sweetest toys! They look very cuddley.

Mare said...

Thank you Jess and Leah! I love children, and i LOVE to make dolls and toys and i hope that shows thru the things i make....

Doreen said...

Awww..so sweet..you just want to hug them!!!

:)Doreen

jothikasuriya yadhavan said...

interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you







Send Large Teddies

Mare said...

Hi Jothikasuriya, If you click on the highlighted words in the post "The Mother Bear Knitting Project" it will bring you to the Mother Bear site! Thanks for posting!