Sunday, 18 March 2012

014: Lovely Surprises!


Oh what a lovely day it's been.  I received a very beautiful hand-made Mother's Day card this morning, I just love the cards that my daughter makes at school, I keep everyone, and they mean so much more to me than a shop bought card.  Her card was a beautiful heart made from newspaper mounted on a collage background of pastel coloured paper.

I'm just about to settle for a relaxing evening on the sofa with my current cotton yarn knit, however this has taken a back seat this week as I have been trying to finish a little outfit for my daughter's favourite teddy bear........and I was really happy to get it finished today so that she could dress her bear up in a special outfit for Mother's Day.


So her teddy now has a beautiful lilac dress, it has a little picot edged neckline and has a hand sewn skirt attached all made from my stash.  This little dress is actually based on a dress that I make for babies, but teddy had to have her own special fitting as she is a little more rotund than a normal baby!!


Goodbye for now
Fleur xx

33 comments:

  1. Awww, Miss Teddy looks very happy to have such a beautiful new dress. I'm glad that you had a lovely Mothers day and you're right, handmade cards from your children are the absolute best!

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  2. Beautiful. It must be the best dressed bear around.

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  3. That's very cute - but I am biased as I used to collect bears...

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  4. Hi Fleur,

    The dress you made for your daughters bear looks really sweet! She is lucky to have such a creative mother.

    The handmade card sounds lovely. It almost makes me wish my daughters were a bit younger once more ;-)!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Teddy looks very cute :)

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  6. Such a pretty dress for your daughter's lucky teddy bear! I love the colour and the pretty picot edge, very cleverly made to fit too.
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

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  7. FLeur, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and inviting me to yours, what a wonderful start to your blog! Lovely work xxx

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  8. What a gorgeous dress for Teddy, I would happily wear something like that myself .. if I was a little smaller! Thanks so much for popping over to say hello today.
    Kate x

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  9. love the fabric for the dress... I agree, handmade is totally the best!

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  10. That is the cutest bear outfit I've ever seen!

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  11. Miss Teddy looks so very smart I'm sure she needs to be taken out to tea! Very cute. Rather fancy the outfit for myself when I'm having a 'girly' day.

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  12. Had a lovely look around you blog and will be popping back - I need inspiration for both knitting (as a beginner) and running (as an ABSOLUTE beginner!). We have a local Parkrun so I'm trying to make it a habit.
    Love your work and thanks for popping by! Ellen

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  13. That is sooooooo very cute, what a lucky teddy! :)

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  14. That is very pretty Fleur. Glad you had a good Mother's Day and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hi Fleur - I'm having to leave my comment as a reply to Gina as blogger is being stupid so I hope you get to see it!

      Teddy's dress is just fabulous! Your daughter must be delighted with it :o)

      Lucy xx

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  15. Hello there - thanks for stopping by my blog. Gosh, what a treat your blog is! Your knitting is amazing! (I also keep every card my daugher has ever made...and every scribble my toddler son creates) Gillian x

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  16. Hi there! Thanks for stopping in at my blog! I really like your blog! So many cute little knit items! What an adorable little blue and white sweater you knit! So sweet! And the Teddy vest and skirt - too cute!

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  17. What a gorgeously dressed bear. How clever you are! Love reading your blog posts. Keep up the good work!

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  18. I always keep the card my son make also. Priceless. What a lovely knitter you are.

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  19. Hello!Thank you for stopping by my blog.It was only yesterday, I discovered your blog and was admiring your knitting! I am struggling to learn knitting-I think it is very hard to learn it by yourself- Luckily enough, my neighbour started teaching me to knit but I LOVE crochet. I think crochet is the most soothing craft on earth:)Gaiax

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  20. This is such a pretty dress for the sweet bear. I'm sure your daughter will love it. I've made dresses for my daughter's soft toys and mostly for her Barbie doll. She's 19 already but she can't bear to give them away.

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  21. I think that is quite the smartest bear ever! lovely!

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  22. hi Fleur, thank you for finding my blog and leaving a comment, your daughter's bear looks beautiful in the lovely outfit you made her, lucky bear!!

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  23. Hi, Fleur! Cute blog! And what a beautiful dress you made for your daughter`s teddy bear :o) I love the combination of the delicate handknited top and the floral fabric scirt. Well done to you, Fleur!
    P.S. Love also the white cardigane with cute foget-me-not ornament ( ADORADLE!!! :O)
    thanks for stopping by my blog and for sweet comment
    Hugs
    Natasha

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  24. Hello dear Fleur! Your blog is so lovely and you are quite the talented knitter!!! The teddy dress is so beautiful and you did a wonderful job with the sewing too! You are very creative! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your sweet comment! It is so very nice to meet you! I am glad your Mother's Day was happy. Handmade cards and gifts are truly the best! Have a lovely day! xo~ Paula

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  25. Hi, The bears outfit is beautiful! I love the little cardigan too! Beautiful knits!

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  26. Hello Fleur,
    Thank you for the comment on the spring entry of my blog! Now I get to visit you here! I see that your passion is knitting - and what a lovely creative thing to do. Teddy is very smart indeed in the new lilac dress!
    Happy needle clicking!

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  27. Hi Fleur, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, I do like knitted things although since I learned to crochet I seem to 'hook' more. The 'yarnbombing' was very special, wonder if we will ever find out who created it.
    The teddy looks really sweet in her beautiful outfit.
    Nice to read your daughter is following in your creative footsteps.
    Carol xx

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  28. Hi Fleur, Just stumbled across your blog. I'm impressed by your running mojo - and hope to emulate it someday! Good luck with the crochet resolution. Craft Mermaid

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  29. Thank you so much for your visit.

    I can see that you are a very fine knitter and look forward to visiting here again.

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  30. Fleur, your daughter's teddy bear is so beautifully dressed! I think you and I are going to have fun comparing and contrasting future small knits and sews! It's such fun to meet a likeminded person!

    Stephanie

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