Monday, December 14, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Yesterday morning I had a lovely time meeting Peter, a collector that came to meet his special commission Bear that I have been making for him. Crosby was brought to life with a fabulous Schulte kid mohair, all swirly and with fabulous different colours of Christmas silver and chocolate! He was a big Bear to bring to life, a real treat to create. My all time favourite Christmas Song is Bing Crosby's "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas", and when this Bear was sat looking at me all finished, the name Crosby just seemed to suit him. We could even have a White Christmas, with our first winter Frost today.

As a Thank You Christmas present I knitted this little teddy tree ornament from a free pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits.

It's always nice to chat will fellow Bear enthusiasts and Winston was made a very happy Bear by being taken home with Peter and Crosby, all snuggled up in a lovely warm fleece! They sure are going to be very loved Bears in a wonderfully fun home. I can just imagine the mischief they will get up to, with their other Bumpkin Bears brothers already well settled into their home.

I am busy working on a super cute Bunny illustration, if you love Christmas craft projects, then you must pop back soon! So excited! Hugs, Catherine xx


  1. Hi Catherine... Crosby is adorable and I am sooo happy Winston got to go "Home for the Holidays"! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie, Honeybeary and Bittybeary

  2. Oh--he looks so soft! I wish I could hug him!

  3. I love Crosby and also Bing Crosby!

  4. Hi Catherine! Crosby and winston are just precious!!! the bear ornament is so sweet too...what a very lucky family to have such wonderful bears from you! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  5. Hi, Catherine! And hello there Crosby! Excellent naming there... and he is sooo sweet and cuddly! Love his coloring, and as always you have a way with giving them each unique expressions. That little bear ornament is that. Looks like your week is off to a great start there, my friend. I'll stop by again before we leaven and sure to drop you a note. :o) ((HUGS))

  6. Good to hear the bears are going to a fun home :)

    I can't imagine winter frosts when we are sweltering here in Australia...

    Can't wait to see what the bunny project is

  7. The pleasure was all mine, dear Catherine. You always make me feel very welcome in your home and both Crosby and Winston are such handsome chaps and I am so pleased to have them in my family now.
    Even though we might not have a White Christmas, I know we will all have a great time, just being together.

  8. Ooohhh, Catherine! What a precious duo! And the bunny is soo sweet!

  9. Very sweet! I love everything you make!

  10. BB these are just the most darling of bears. Thanks so much for the referral to how to make them. My cousin makes bears and these would be perfect for her tree.. and mine.. thanks again.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  11. Beautiful, beautiful bears Catherine. Have a very happy Christmas. Hugs, Lynda

  12. Crosby is adorable and I am very happy to hear that Winston found a home too:)!



  13. Crosby is just precious, that face, that just screams "love me".
    He looks incredibly soft!
    I can't wait to see anything involving Christmas and bunnies!