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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Teddy Bear Cellphone Pouch

As I mentioned yesterday, I have received several orders for custom cellphone pouches. The first, is for one in purple and yellow with a teddy bear theme.

I searched through my bits of vintage jewelry but I knew I didn't have a bear. I looked through my copyright free clipart and vintage photo images but again, nothing with a teddy bear. I pondered this for a bit, trying to figure out what to do for a bear as a focal point and then suddenly, I remembered that I am a professional pattern designer that I've designed tons of teddy bears! Insert a great big DUH here!

The first design that popped into my head was Hatbox Teddies:

Hat Box Teddies Cover

These little teddy bears having a tea party has always been a favorite of mine. The bear to the left with the Victorian hat was a perfect focal point! I simply changed the colors from pink & blue to purple & yellow, printed him up on commercial inkject fabric and pieced my block:

Teddy With Hat Cellphone Pouch

I embroidered the seams last night so this is what it looks like at the moment:

Teddy With Hat Cellphone Pouch 2

I want to go through some of my do-dads and see if I have a real purple feather to sew onto the hat. I then plan to do some Silk Ribbon Embroidery on the hat as well. I'll start beading it later today so stop by tomorrow for an update.

And in case anyone is wondering about the Hatbox Teddies design, it is currently retired.

5 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

That's a darling print! What a great idea. I hope you find the perfect feather - or dye one. =)

Susan said...

Ooops. That was me. I was helping Karrin get her webrings on her site, and forgot to sign back in as me. Sorry!

claudia said...

That is so cute!

Heidi said...

How cute! I love the colors too. I will definitly be watching to see how this one comes out. :o)

Lynne said...

Really had to laugh at your "doh" moment - how often we overlook ourselves as our best source! You did pick a cutie for this pouch.

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