Simple things….

Several days ago, while reading through one of the blogs I follow, I came across a post (presumably designed for the younger generation) showing how to make a simple teddy bear out of a face cloth. It looked easy enough so while I had a few spare minutes at work the following day I decided to try to make one out of a microfibre cleaning cloth. The first attempt wasn’t too good, in fact it was a mess, so I tried again and although the bear wasn’t perfect it was better – and as I use four different colours of cleaning cloths I decided to make a little family of them.
Now while the original blog post stopped at just making a basic bear with a ribbon I decided to go one better and add eyes and noses to give them a bit of character, and as I didn’t have any ribbon at work I brought them home to finish them off. So here we have – Marigold, Bluebell, Rose and Fern.
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Now under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be spending my time at work making teddy bears out of cleaning cloths but these aren’t normal circumstances. With most of the office people now working from home and only three people actually in work I don’t have much to do other than a few basics but as I’m a major key holder it’s my responsibility to lock up the premises after the last person leaves, meaning I still have to be there for a certain length of time – and that’s how the teddy bear family was born. They aren’t perfect and they weren’t even supposed to be permanent but they’ve grown on me now so I think they’ll be around for a while yet.

22 thoughts on “Simple things….

  1. They are fabulous Eunice and I love the names you’ve given them. Being paid to make them too, even better 🙂

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    1. I’ve just spent three weeks at work giving the whole place a thorough deep clean so with only three people in at the moment there’s very little to do even though I have to be there – making the bears was just a silly bit of something to occupy myself for a while the other day 🙂

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  2. At the moment they are enjoying life sitting along the edge of the bookshelf here in front of me but they will probably – eventually – be unravelled and used for what they are meant to be used for. Or maybe I’ll keep them for Michael to inherit in later years 🙂 🙂

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  3. They are all off the Lindt chocolate bunnies – I couldn’t find any ribbon although I know I have some somewhere so I used these instead. I knew if I kept them they would come in handy for something eventually 🙂

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  4. Very cute & very clever. Well done. Now during this crisis, they need to sit in your window, as so many are doing for the kiddies on their daily walk to smile at or as I’ve done a few times, count how many I’ve seen. We’ve encountered all sorts of stuffed toys on window sills & it’s a fun bit of nonsense. Take care, stay safe & hugs from down under.

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    1. You read my mind Susan, I thought the same thing only a few minutes ago but I have net curtains so they probably wouldn’t be noticeable. I’ll see what I can do tomorrow – hugs to you too 🙂

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  5. I’m not into arts or crafts in any way but when I saw how easy it was to make one of these I just had to give it a go to while away some time at work, and once I’d given them features they just had to have names to go with their colours 🙂

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  6. I really only made the bears at work because the cleaning cloths I use are just the right size but once I’d done the basic ones I just had to finish them off 🙂 I read quite a lot too but not at work – I prefer to read at home when I know I won’t be interrupted. I’ve just started the companion novel to the one I reviewed a couple of weeks ago 🙂

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