Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A stitch in time........


Not sure what it does actually!!!

Went to see my Grandma today and she set me on a little mission - somewhere in the house was a bag of knitted toys she'd started to make (many years ago) - she wanted me to find them, finish making them up and then I could either sell them on a stall or give them away. Now this isn't a little house nor is it one that is sparsely furnished or uncluttered (must run in the family then!!).

Off I set - hunted high & low, rummaged in cupboards, drawers and behind things too.

Eventually the bag was located and inside was a jumble of wool, both knitted into shapes and also loose.

I took it home and inside I found;
2 bunnies & a chick which are partially made up & stuffed.

3 dollies - amazingly all parts have been located.

Every nice girl loves a sailor ;)

A teddy bear in the softest wool - the boys had a jumper made of this wool in a different colour when they were small - made them even more snuggly!!

So for tonight's S&B I've packed the bunnies & chick and am going to sew together what I've got and then work out what wool I need to finish the faces etc off.

Should keep me out of trouble for a few weeks!!

Have a good night

xxxx Vicki xxxx



16 comments:

Kandi said...

Wow, that is an amazing thing to find, I can't wait to see them made up, I bet your Grandma will be delighted too!
Kandi x

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Aah, they're lovely, that bear is going to be a darling when it's stuffed, it looks so soft! I think finishing a project is the nicest part of crafting, enjoy it!

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh, my goodness! Such sweet little toys! I can't wait to see the sailor in all his navy glory!
Vix
xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

How wonderful, what treasure to find! Don't you just love nans :-)

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's like a woolly jigsaw puzzle!

Jayne

bellaboo said...

Wow!What a lovely find!
Can't wait to see them finished!

Bellaboo :0)

Serenata said...

They will be very special makes - a combination of yours and your grandmothers work, how lovely. Can't wait to see them finished!

elegancemaison said...

..saves nine! About repairing things before they get worse. But your Nan's woolly creatures are divine - she's started, now you must finish! As a very poor knitter of old ( couldn't handle the tension - literally), I look forward to seeing them all completed by your clearly very skilled hands.

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

how lovely, looking forward to seeing them stuffed with faces and maybe names ? :)

Lisa said...

I bet that teddy bear is going to be so cute.
Lisa x

TheMadHouse said...

Wow, wow, wow, all that history

Jackie said...

What a great find - can't wait to see them all finished - they will be so special! xx

JP said...

it strikes me that you very much take after your grandmother !!!! - they are all going to be so cute

Magic Bean said...

I lurve that Sailor, please finish him next! Ax

JP said...

I am so looking forward to seeing the finishe articles - love the sailor

Debbie said...

Hi Vicky,
The teddy bear sure does look soft!
I`m sure that you will make them justice!
Enjoy the nice weather, that we are having...


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