Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Another bed for another bear


It's my not-so-little boy's birthday this week. Last week I realised that all his gifts had a theme to them: they are all plastic and they all spin in one way or another. It is a source of some delight to me that for all its mass-produced awfulness, when it comes to boys, much of the toy market is basically a yearly advance on what can be done to diversify a traditional wooden spinning top. The same fun is still being had, it's just dressed up to look a little cooler. But despite my almost-successful attempts to soothe myself with the idea that Beyblades, Battle Strikers and Ninjago are essentially just a modern spinning top, I still wanted to make him something myself. And it dawned on me that his sister's bear has a sleeping bag, two of his sister's friend's bears also have sleeping bags...but that his own bear was rather cold when he wasn't around to cuddle it at night.


So he now has a sleeping bag of his own, in Monaluna prints to match his quilt. You might be wondering why the bear has been made to lie on his side for these photographs...


...Bear has a tendency to look a little haughty with his nose in the air when placed on his back.

Wishing you a lovely week,
Florence x

17 comments:

  1. oh florence that is lovely! my small(ish) son is 6 and still takes his Puppy to bed. I had to crochet him a scarf as he (apparently) got cold during the day when not being cuddled, but your little bed is much nicer. Love Sarah

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  2. I think I'd like to crawl right in myself!!

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  3. Oh it's so cute I'm sure he'll love it. I love the fact that no matter how cool little boys appear, they never say no to a teddy (or a teddy's bed). I dread the day mine get too old for this type of present. x

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  4. Those are so sweet. Every time I see your pictures of the beds, I think that I need to make them for my kids. I need to move them up on the to do list.

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  5. What a cosy ted. Love the print on his sleeping bag. x

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  6. I love this! I too get so tired of all the crazy toys. I hope your son loves this sleeping bag as much as his teddy will!

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  7. Aaaahhhh .My daughter said that she needs one for her and one for her teddy lol. It is a very cozy bed thou .
    xxx

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  8. hahaha--a "haughty" bear--love it!!

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  9. Every bear should have one!

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  10. I do like this idea. Up next is another matchbox bed, as my son has now got a mouse like his little sister, but a sleeping bag would be much more practical for when we travel...

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  11. I love the fabric you are using here Florence. I'm thinking I might make a sleeping bag for my grand daughter's bear(or the old bear I blogged about back in January)

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  12. Ted looks like he is just where he belongs!
    Susan x

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  13. This is gorgeous! What a lovely idea.

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  14. Oh, how adorable, Florence! What a lucky boy you have!

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  15. Thank you so much for all the Bear & bag love. x

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  16. What a gorgeous bear and sleeping bag! I looked back at the others you've made and they're all so sweet.

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  17. C-U-T-E! Wouldn't you just love a bed like this! Lucky teddy!

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Florence x