Update: This contest is closed, but I hope to have another giveaway very soon--keep checking the blog!
This giveaway ROCKS...details at the end of the post.
At naptime and bedtime, I tell Chickie a story about a fictional orange bear named Flame. These days, she often tells at least half the story for me. It's a very special routine.
So today I found an easy pattern online for a homemade bean-filled teddy bear. I saved the pattern image on my computer then resized it so that the image was 15 inches tall, and the bear about 12 inches. (The original pattern was for a small bean-filled bear, like those annoying ones that were sold everywhere several years ago. I wanted hers to be bigger.) I printed the pattern, cut and pasted the pieces (since I had to print the enlarged pattern on multiple sheets of paper), dug out some orange fabric, and got to work.
I made sure to cut 1/4" or so outside the pattern lines, for a seam allowance (as indicated on the pattern):
After an afternoon of work, I had a finished product. Isn't little Flame adorable? And I like the whole beanbag feel of him.
He's even cuter sitting up, though.
And he was a hit with Chickie.
I had so much fun making Flame that I'd like to make another bear for a lucky blog reader. Here are the rules:
Here are the rules:
1. Post a comment below. You can say whatever you want; just comment.
2. Tell your friends about this giveaway. Post it on your blog, send out e-mails, rent a billboard, whatever. When your friends enter the contest, make sure they list your name in their comment. If your friend wins, you'll get a free bear, too.
3. Friday, I'll randomly choose one winner. I'll let you choose from available fabrics (i.e., ones I happen to already have lying around), or if you have a particular fabric in mind you can send it to me. You'll also get to choose whether you want the bear filled with beans, rice, or popping corn.
If you comment multiple times (because you just love commenting or because Blogger is messing up again), only your first comment will count as an entry.
Open only to those who have a U.S. shipping address.