January 10, 2019

Critters in my House

I found these two "pets" while straightening up my daughter’s old room. I sighed, picked them up, and the memories came flooding back. I made them for her decades ago when she was very young. I had no patterns, and I remember just "winging it". They look like it too! The bear has a belly full of beans, and his right arm is lower and longer than his left arm. They won’t give you the mushy nostalgic moment they gave me, but I decided to share them anyhow. 

9 comments:

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

They're so sweet, Barbara. I'm sure your daughter loved them.
Happy New Year! I wish you a happy, healthy and creative 2019.
xo Julia

kathyinozarks said...

so cute Barbara-I always love your animals

My name is Erika. said...

I love the imperfection of them and their cuteness. Glad you still have them, as they are cute but also that they give you good memories.

Gene Black said...

Are you sure? I want to snuggle them just like a child would do. They remind me of the odd dog stuffie that I had as a child. He had a neck like a giraffe, but a head like a dog. I loved him.

Barb said...

What sweet memories, I bet your daughter loved them.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

For about 20 years I have had a floppy leopard on a shelf in my room. My grandson gave it to me when I was in the hospital. It has a sticker where a belly button would be. We are redoing the bedroom and he is in a basket where I put things from the wall decor that will no longer have room on the wall for. They say we should get rid of such things, but I just CAN NOT do it. It brings me joy to see it so I'm pretty sure that qualifies as something I should keep. Is that how you feel about yours?
xx, Carol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Personally, I think both are adorable. The imperfections just go to show they are made by hand and with LOVE. I think that makes them PERFECT in my book.

Debra said...

They are both wonderful-and I did get a feeling of nostalgia, I think because that mothery feeling is always there, as long as we have breath. Doesn't even have to be our own kids! It's just that wonderful feeling of love, and that's what shows in your animals.

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh Barbara I just love them both!