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Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.


I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Monday, 20 March 2017

Romeo Bear

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and the world is good to you.

I have a number of knitting projects to share with you at the moment but I want to pace my posts because knitting projects take a lot longer than cards, but it is hard to decide which to show you first.  However, I am so excited about this one and I could not wait to show you any longer.

This is Romeo Bear, he is another pattern from Susan Hickson and Mary Jane's Tearoom.  You can buy the pattern on-line from Ravelry.  I think he has to be my favourite knitted project so far, isn't he is a cutie?


I made Romeo Bear and his clothes from 100% alpaca wool - he is so warm and soft and utterly cuddly.  He stands 14.5 inches tall.


He has less clothing than the other Mary Jane's Tearoom projects I have made but it is such a smart outfit.


His jumper features a hearts and kisses design, although I originally thought it was strawberries and crossed knives and forks.  LOL!


I think these dungarees are super sweet.  The pattern gives a reference for the little wooden heart buttons, unfortunately I was unable to track them down, but I managed to find these wooden buttons on ebay - between the two of us they are all decorated on the other side but you cannot see the reverse once they are stitched in place.


As you can see, his walking boots match his dungarees.


His socks are part of his legs and do not come off.  Oh, and no, that is not an optical illusion, he really does have pretty big feet.


This was my first attempt at stitching a bears nose, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself when it was finished.


It is a little difficult to see but he has a little heart stitched in his ear.


Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you like Romeo Bear.  I have just started making his friend Candy, fingers crossed I will be able to share her with you in the not too distant future.

Have a great week.


Dionne

9 comments:

  1. He is really cute and love the little stitched heart in his ear.He looks very dapper in his new clothes and 14.5 inches-quite tall too
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol. I am becoming quite addicted to making these but I am struggling to get the faces right, I think because knitting stretches the epression chenges every time you touch it and I can never get them to look like the pattern. Oh dear!

      Dionne

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    2. The faces look fine to me
      Carol x

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    3. Thank you. However, I am never satidfied with my own work. I have had another go at his nose since these photos were taken. I am sure most people would not see a differnece but I have got the top line a little straighter. I just cannot help myself it seems.

      D x

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  2. Brilliant Dionne, just brilliant!! How much do I love his little jumper with the suspenders! HA!! He is just adorable! Great job with his nose, and his wee little hearts in his ears! His shoes are just wonderful and the hearts on the sweater are matching everything! LOVE IT!! Oh and heart shaped buttons too, squeal! Romeo is definitely a favourite, but then I say that every time you post one of these darling animals!! Have a great day my friend, hugs :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. Romeo was such a joy to knit. I cannot tell you just how soft and sqidgy he feels, there is a part of me that wants everyone to have one for those days when life lets you down and you want some to hug.

      Dionne xxx

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  3. Oh my goodness, how adorable! Wonderful work! I like how you name them, it is becoming a collection!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments but I should explain that it is not me who names them. They have been named by the designer, the pattern for this one is called 'Romeno Bear'.

      Have a great week.

      Dionne xx

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    2. Oh I see! Haha my mistake. Well, the pattern names are very cute. :)

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