Monday, November 21, 2011

In My Shop: Stuff For Babies--and a Story about Sleepy Bears

I have a fresh out-of-the-oven batch of Babies on a Stick.  No, they do not contain actual babies--just rattles--so if you work for child protective services you can relax already.  You can buy one for yourself here.
  I also cooked up a few Chow Bebe bibs which are made with 100% recycled towels on the backsides.  You can buy those right here.  
I whipped up a side of Sleepy Bears  too.  These are one of my favorite newer designs--made from organic all cotton fleece it has a lovely dreamy feel perfect for snuggling.  I happen to especially love this design because it was inspired by a plushie I had as a child--actually, it belonged to my older brother first and then it became part of my plushie menagerie later on.  We always called him Sleeper.

  Last year I unearthed him in my childhood toy chest and was just charmed by his sweetness (and look how threadbare he is--those are patches of love).  His fur is a little curly and very soft--which inspired me to start with that organic cotton fleece when I began to cook up some of my own Sleeper designs.  It took several iterations before I finally settled on the design you see here.   While they are different, they are both simple, sweet and perfectly sized for cuddling by a child.  I can only hope my Sleepy Bears will be as cherished as Sleeper was by my brother and me.  (by the way, Sleeper has since reverted to living with my big brother, where he sleeps next to his bed--or so my brother's wife reports...just goes to show that love for a plushie can be eternal)

You can get your own Sleepy Bear here.

4 comments:

kendascrafts said...

That sleepy bear is so sweet!!! I still have my lovie from childhood and it is about as threadbare (loved) as yours. of course, my son wants nothing to do with him. :-)

Dilla said...

Your work always inspires me to make my own toys for my baby instead of go straight to the mall and buy those expensive toys. Thank you :)

Holly said...

Thanks, Dilla. For me, comments like yours are always the best ones to hear--so thanks for sharing. And happy Thanksgiving...

Crafty Homeschool Mama said...

I want just about everything in your Etsy shop.