Monday, June 6, 2005

Finally ...

I'm proud to introduce to you Mr. Amato Pickles and his sister, Miss Cana Pickles.  To recap: the bears were crocheted from Berroco's Bulky Chinchilla yarn using a pattern found on the Lion Brand website.  The bears are gifts for my niece and nephew who recently lost their mother to cancer, and thus I'm calling them "Comfort Teddy Bears."
  They're about the size of a 18 month old toddler, and are just as soft as a loving hug.  Both bears received the last name of "pickles" at my children's school.  Their first names are Italian and mean "beloved."
  The vest Mr. Pickles is wearing was crocheted using the Modular Crochet technique that's discussed in Judith Copelands' out of print book, "Modular Crochet."  The tie was an addition from my son's collection.
  Miss Pickles ballerina skirt is tulle sewn in half with a beaded trim then stuffed with roses.  Her earrings are crocheted too; I deviated from the pattern by adding beads.


Without further delay, I present the Comfort Teddy Bears: Amato and Cana Pickles ... 

4 comments:

shooser1 said...

Well!  It is about time!  LOL!  They are both beautiful, Dee!  Miss Pickles and her tutu are wonderful!  I think you outdid yourself!  Thanks for finally ending the mystery!  Hugs, Sheila

debsdogs111 said...

How totally awesome! They're adorable! I'm sure they'll be cherished for years to come. How thoughtful and loving.

Debi
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astaryth said...

Oh, I love, LOVE, LOVE Them! The colors are purfect and they just look soooo soft! You did real good, Dee, the kids are going to love them!!!
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stormie4851 said...

OH! THEY ARE SOOOOOO CUTE!  WHAT NICE WORK YOU DO, I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO DO ONE OF THESE FOR MY ADOPTED NIECE.  SHE HAS A COLLECTION O BEARS THANKS TO MY ONE SISTER AND MYSELF.  SHE WILL BE TWO IN AUGUST AND THIS WOULD BE SOOOOOO CUTE FOR HER.  I WILL HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT..........................STORMIE