I have moved onto the mammoths. I love their suspicious sideways eyes! They are all mohair - the grey ones, with a cashmere gusset (or 'undercarriage') and inner ears. They are another item that I can make one of each day, so I feel a lot more productive than when making the bigger bears.
The three grey mammoths are called Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia. The red one is Rita.
And I spent last weekend dying mohair, so I now have the fabric for the tiny, long-legged bears which are next on the list.
The bad news is that my sewing machine has died. It had stopped feeding the fabric through on its own, and I was having to pull it. Then it started knotting at the back, every time it took a stitch. But that machine has done well. When I went into Franklins to ask them about it, they said that these machines (which cost around £100 new) were only ever meant to be temporary, and last around a year. I must have had mine for at least three years, and used it constantly.
Unfortunately I have no money for a new one at the moment, so I am using my mother's sewing machine for a while. She's had that for 28 years, so I'm hoping I'm not about to finish it off(!)
Isn't the red one more embarrassed than suspicious?
Might this be the moment to ask if there's anything you'd especially like for Christmas?!
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