How many of you have a teddy bear collection in your home? I collected teddies for years. I decided to give some of my favorites a new purpose because I was getting bored with them. Instead of donating and/or discarding them, I decided I would give them new life and interest. This guy below with the floppy legs is one of my favorites. I decided to make a pillow for him to hold that has the sentiment "The Reading Room". I keep him propped on a rustic chair in my bathroom.......or reading room!
I have several more bears to repurpose. I think I will make up some little patchwork quilts for them to hold that offer a special sentiment, something to brighten one's day. Maybe I will even make some fleece jackets for a couple with pockets to hold dried flowers. Hmmmm. We'll see what develops.
While we're still on the subject of bears, I wrote a poem a couple of years ago about a boy and his teddy bear:
Tattered and torn, weathered and worn . . .
this teddy bear looks so forlorn.
But in the arms of Jimmy Lee
the bear's as happy as can be.
A cute button nose, stuffing exposed,
this is the toy that Jimmy chose
when he needed comfort while going to bed
to get him through the long night ahead.
A teddy bear is a magical toy,
safe and warm in the arms of a boy.
He's always there to hug and to hold
giving unconditional love, I'm told.