Comments are now closed, thanks for looking! I will be posting some of these on etsy if you are interested in a few days ...
I found an "vintage" care bear ornament pattern and have been making them feverishly for a craft fair next weekend. It's been production style and some are in the middle of been sewn, so I thought I'd just show the un-sewn ones for now.Anyways! I have eight of ten different kinds of care bears I've been working on to giveaway; Grumpy Bear, Birthday Bear, Wish Bear, Sleepy Bear, Good Luck Bear, Cheer Bear and Friend Bear. Each one has some level of hand embroidery and let me tell you all those tiny pieces of felt and then the ironing them on makes each bear a special hour plus project of love. LOL. I used eco felt which is made using 100% recycled plastic bottles and then heat n' bonded each individual piece on. They are about as long as my hand and I have pretty average girl-y hands at that. Tomorrow once the sun starts shining better I'll show you a sewn piece. They have stuffing & sewing all along the outside to give them a little soft plush feel. It's fabulous.They have been withstanding the love & kisses of my 3 year old daughter (she is getting a set for her tree ... soon), but really aren't made for play as much as tree decorations. I even just did this as an activity with some church girls and they suggested placing a key ring on them and having them on their backpacks. I just love the care bears and thought this was a definite unique item to offer up to someone!
And I'd like to give two of them away to someone. Just leave a comment here by tomorrow, December 4th, 12:00 PM (Midnight) EST and I'll post the winner on Friday morning. I'll ship them via priority mail, if you are in another country I'll pay $5 for shipping and if you'd like them I'd need you to cover the rest. Just tell me which care bear was your favorite ... then if you're picked (via random generator) you can pick two of the eight for yourself.
On Friday I will also be offering a fun little fold-out scrapbook ornament tutorial ... I make one of these every year for our tree and have taught others to make them. It's fun having a "journal" of pictures from each year for the kids to see. :)
**Can I add one more thing??? This is really intimidating to do this! Holy cow, what if NO ONE likes these things that I have spent the last two months working on???**