Saturday, 9 July 2016

A Little Bear Knitting...

















Hello...
It's so lovely to be back here in our little space and oh my, how the time has just flown by...
can we really be in July? ...It seems the answer is a resounding... yes!
I've been completely absorbed in making...pattern writing...taking photos... 
and in between enjoying some much needed house decorating...
and it feels good to gradually be seeing more freshly painted white walls
♥ ♥ ♥
...and so...
I have 2 new little people with me...,sitting up there on my desk...
...2 new TEAROOM knitting patterns...
available as single patterns or a 2 pattern deal
(they've spent a serious amount of the time with me in recent weeks
and not surprisingly are extremely impatient to find some alternative company ;-) )

A TEAROOM Boy and Girl Bear
Honey-coloured small alpaca bears with soft ears 
wearing Mary Jane Shoes and Bear Boots

Made using 3 shades of alpaca DK and with minimal sewing
(both body and clothes are seamless) and with easy to apply yarn eyes

If anyone would like to make a little bear they are now available to be 
instantly downloaded on ETSY  (all details in the listings) Ravelry and here on the blog 
(there will be the alternative method as requested too and I'll now update here on progress as I work.
I considered releasing both versions at the same time but thought I may end up a little dizzy
going round and round and back and forth!)
♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you so much to everyone who left such kind comments, shared  and messaged on Facebook yesterday
...it seemed so long since I had posted I thought my page may have disappeared into the vapour.....
but it turned out to be an overwhelmingly lovely afternoon x

Thank you too for the emails asking where I might be...
I'm definitely here and have ...ooh...sooo many plans...all whirling around in my head...
..a few more hours in the day would be most welcome too though..
(I think I'm always going to feel like the white rabbit but I'll happily live with it now ;-) )

Well, I'm planning a quiet weekend with some knitting, crochet and lots of tea..
...it's too wet for the garden as we've had so much rain...
I may even manage to take some pics of recent projects and good books bought recently
(I need to show some restraint though as I'm definitely running out of shelf space around here!)

Wishing you a lovely weekend 
and a new week full of all good things

Back soon

xxxxx ♥ ♥ xxxxx



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51 comments:

Deb said...

They are absolutely adorable.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Deb...hope you're having a lovely weekend ♥ ..xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely darling. You are a master of the details, and I love your idea of crocheting and TEA! Our summer turned cool and I think tea has to be added into the plan for our day! Love seeing you again!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Anita...are you blogging again?...I hope so...will be coming to find you! ;-) ..xxxx

Lynda Harrison said...

Hello Susan - it is really so good to see you back again!!
Aren't those little bears just the prettiest bears around?! I loved the photograph of the bear ear - really so detailed, but so delicate, too.
Hope you are managing a lot of knitting and crochet this wet and unsettled weekend - sometimes, it's just really nice to admire the garden from a comfortable chair and not feel guilty about the weeding!
Have a lovely new week!
Lynda.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Lynda...and for the comment about my little bear ears too (as I'm very particular about ears! :D) ...and the one thing about all the rain is the garden is beautiful and green!..x

karmen said...

Ohhhhh, que osos mas dulces y bellos!!!! Me encantan!!!!

butterfly said...

Oh how I love them ,and with a new baby GGson on the way better buy them .
Enjoy your weekend .

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you Karmen...I hope life's treating you well and you're enjoying the weekend ;-) x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you and best wishes ♥ ...xx

Sue from Oz said...

Absolutely delightful, I just love those little boy bears shorts!! I'm thinking what lovely Christmas gifts they will make.....thank you so much, you are one very talented lady....x

Danette Bartelmay said...

So lovely to see you back... I've been waiting and waiting :-)
Your new little people are the sweetest ever. I just want to squeeze them!
I would love to see some pictures of the books you've purchased lately.
I have bulging shelves from no restraint in that department as well my friend.
Have a lovely wet weekend of tea drinking, knitting and crocheting,
Danette

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Sue!...I'm really happy about how those little breeches turned out..I gave them a lot of thought to make them as neat as possible with no sewing...and it was lovely to create another little boy bear too ;-) ...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

...and so lovely to see you too Danette ;-)...Books...I will always have my favourites when it comes to craft books especially and I really think it's time to do some streamlining!...♥ Happy Weekend to you x

faith76 said...

Just lovely, my youngest and myself just adore Teddie Bears at the moment x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my.. how cute are those bears! I've crocheted 6 bears for my 6 grandkids.. I'd love to try to knit one someday. Your pair are just adorable. I was so glad to see your post pop to the top of my list.. I've missed you! Now, I'm going to scroll back up and admire your little bear couple. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ah, thank you ♥..xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Teresa...thank you so much!...it's lovely to 'see' you....I'll be coming over to visit you tomorrow ;-) ...xx

Natas Nest said...

How sweet!! ♥ And all the cute details... such a wonderful work. Great job!!
Happy weekend, Nata xxx

Knutselpret said...

so lovely

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Nata...
hApPy wEeKend x

Jane said...

How lovely to see you pop up in my blog reader today Susan...long time no see. I'm glad all is well if busy. Your new bears are so delightful..I am sure their pattern is selling very briskly. Enjoy the summer and take care, hugs xx

REDNEVAL said...

I love Your Bears a your works and photos- forever ♥
Have a mice Summer Jarka

Martina said...

OMG, these are the cutest bears ever! You never seize to amaze me Susann, hope you are veery well and enjoy July! I will feature these bears on KidsLife-Website ;)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I'm so pleased to see you back again Susan! How beautiful are your new little bears....so sweet.
Enjoy your weekend...it sounds like you have been very busy.
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

They are so sweet.
Julie xxxxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you ♥...have a lovely Sunday x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you Jane!...I'm coming over to catch up shortly ;-) ..Have a good Sunday x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Jarka...hope you're having a good Summer too (lots of rain here! :-( )

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Martina..thank you so much ♥ ..I'm coming to catch up on all your latest wonderful artwork later...looking forward to some beautiful colour...see you soon! x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Vivienne...I've missed visiting you!...Thank you so much and I'll be coming to see you shortly...I know your garden will be looking beautiful ;-) ♥ x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Julie...have a lovely Sunday ♥ x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, the ears on that teddy bear are sooooooo well made but also very CUTE! I love the ears on animals, some of them being so silly, floppy, beautiful!

Thank you dearest Susan for coming to my blog! Enjoy a lovely day! Anita

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a lovely post dear Anita... ;-) ♥..x

Frances said...

It's a delight to see this post and discover those two little bears!

How clever you are to design them in a way that does not involve sewing. The duo have such charm, and their outfits certainly add to the appeal. As a knitter myself, I can really appreciate the thought, skill, and talent that went into creating them.

I would expect that lots of folks are going to want to follow your instructions, and that quite a few little bears are going to appearing by December 25. Some lucky little children are in for a treat!

xo

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Frances :-) Wishing you a lovely new week! ♥..x

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I've missed your blogging . It's always so calm and restful and you have had nearly one and a quarter visitors ! Your new little bears are gorgeous as always , and good they don't have too much sewing . Always the danger point I find

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Helen...yes, I don't post half as much as I would ever like to so I feel very lucky to have reached such a milestone ;-)...I'm coming to visit you shortly ..have a lovely new week ♥
(P.S rain rain rain here!!)..xx

Yoly said...

Son preciosos!!!! Me encantan! Un besito.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ tHaNkYoU! ♥..x

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful little bears!
Have missed your posts,
Marti xxxxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

tHaNkYoU Marti... ;-) ♥..x

desideri chic said...

favolose creazioni, complimenti :)
se ti va passa a trovarmi, ti seguo già :)
http://desiderichic.blogspot.it/

11jayj said...

Hi, how cute and lovely are these little bears sitting in the suitcase. Have missed your up dates but can see you have been a busy lady. Look forward to next update your work is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Jackie x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you so much Jackie...lovely to see you and hope you're having a great Sunday ;-) ..x

Helen Philipps said...

Oh what adorable little bears!! They are so very sweet! I missed this post somehow, so I am sorry my comment is rather late.....especially as I always LoVe reading your beautiful posts, Susan! As always your photos are gorgeous :) wishing you a very happy Sunday.
Helen xox

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...I hope you're having a lovely peaceful Sunday lovely...thank you so much too...it's been great fun making these little bears and putting the patterns together...hope you have a great new week ♥ xx

Ursula Szymik said...

Hello Susan,
such lovley bears. Both are adorable. Wonderful pictures.
Happy Weekend
Ursula

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Wishing you a lovely weekend too Ursula...thank you ♥..xx

Regina Melo-Jocknevich said...

Oh my! They are so adorable!! I don't know how to knit, but I do appreciate who does, specially such beautiful things.
Your blog is lovely :)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Regina and welcome to the blog! ;-) ♥..xx