Happy Friday! Hey I've got to tell you that squigglefly has re-deisgned their design team and Rhonda Zmikly and Kim Rhead as senior design team leaders are going to be issuing challenges to the design team that we can all participate in! You need to go subscribe or follow the Squigglefly Blog or Yahoo Group so you'll be able to see what the challenges are. I'm really excited, because I love a challenge!
How many of you remember that little poem about the bald bear?
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?
That's what came to mind when I finished this card. It uses today's new release from Squigglefly; Broken Teddy. I was just so tickled over the way this little guy turned out, and I couldn't wait to show it to you.
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I colored him with copic markers and when I started to assemble the card I thought "I think I've got some buttons that are small enough to work on this" So I rummaged through my supplies and found them. I sewed the one button on, and then sewed the other one, but left the thread loose so the button would hang. I did glue the hanging button down to cover the hanging button on the image.
Then I decided to add some flocking to make him fuzzy, but my glue dried in some places before I got him all flocked so the flocking didn't stick everywhere. I was afraid I had completely messed him up, but then I thought it looked even better because he looks like he's well worn! I love happy little accidents like that!
Then I decided to go a little further and I cut a slit where the stuffing is coming out of the top of his head, poked some batting through, and stiched a couple of stitches where the stitches were on the image. I just think it all made him look so real and so adorable! Here's a close up of the details.
(click if this isn't close enough for ya!)
Isn't it cute? I really love it! Now I just need someone to get sick so I can send it! LOL!
I looked around the internet for poems or quotations on teddy bears and I found this little poem that is so perfect for this image. I put it on the inside of the card. It reads
There's nothing as nice as a new Teddy Bear
to tickle and cuddle and take everywhere.
To share all your secrets, your laughter and tears
to keep by your side through seasons and years.
There's nothing as nice as a new Teddy Bear...
except for an old one with memories to share.
by Jeannie Hand-Stuart
Isn't that just the sweetest poem, and isn't it PERFECT for this?
Well, I wish you a wonderful day and happy accidents in your crafting today! Thanks for looking!