The days are galloping away and there are only a few weeks until Christmas! I braved a visit to my local Hobbycraft store yesterday, to find some Christmassy trims for my first 'Santa's Sack' bears. It was a glorious day, so Stuart and I walked over the Millenium bridge into town (against all my principles on a Sunday, but needs must!) for a spot of shopping. It's only mid November, but already the town is decked in festive lights, windows are decorated with colourful baubles and Santa tunes are warbling from shop doorways. I can't say I'm in full festive spirit yet, but yes, it is beginning to feel a little like Christmas!
Maidstone's 'Millenium Bridge'
The little chap below will be going into 'Santa's Sack' on my website in a few days ... he's not quite finished yet, but I wanted to share him with you because he is the result of the new design I was working on last week. Rather than use a traditional three piece head pattern, I've drawn a six piece pattern to create a lovely round head shape ... he is still a classic bear, but with a very different look. I think I'll work with this shape again, I really like it!
Head in progress!
Aw! Cute eh?!
So, as you can see, I have been hard at work lately! My new bear is not quite ready to debut - I will be finishing him this week so that he is all ready to hop into Santa's Sack in a few days' time!