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Ashlie
Oregon
Teddy Bear kids are awesome.
Interests: bears, dolls, anime, sewing, knitting, drawing, fashion, reading
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I designed this Christmas tree pattern two days ago. It took me about eight hours to knit this. It is a fairly simple design. I made one mistake. There is a visible hole on the side of the tree where I dropped a stitch. Except for that, my little tree... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Starry Starry Knits
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I am not really a sports fan, but my favorite team is playing in the World Series this year, for the first time in 108 years. Because of this, I decided to knit this Cubs baseball logo. I worked on it for about sixteen hours straight, and I just finished... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Starry Starry Knits
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I designed another pattern with Stitch Sketch, my new iPad app. This little pink Teddy Bear is going to be a gift for my cousin's baby shower. She can hang it on the wall, put it on the baby's dresser, or give it to the baby to play with. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Starry Starry Knits
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I got this new app for my iPad called Stitch Sketch, and it allows you to design your own knitting patterns. It costs $7.99, and it is totally worth it. It is super easy to use, and with every color of DMC thread to choose from, the possibilities are endless!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Starry Starry Knits
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I am working on another knitted Teddy Bear. I haven't abandoned my other WIP Teddy Bear, but this little guy is a lot smaller, and he should be a quick knit. This is the first time I have knitted something on DPNs, and had it turn out. Usually they fall... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I finally received my little 1:6 scale tea set in the mail. I set it up in the kitchen, and I am really happy with how it looks. It is made from porcelain, and the flowers are painted on. It wasn't very expensive. Little tea sets can be very expensive,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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<script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script> I ordered a Gloria bedroom set from eBay. I was surprised by how big the bed is; it is too big to fit in my dollhouse. I set it up on the table with my doll case, and my hot pink faux fur rug. The bedroom... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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Little Loren and I spent the afternoon outside in the yard. I spent some time reading my quilting magazines, and Little Loren sat patiently still, enjoying the sunshine. That is another great thing about Teddy Bear kids; they never get bored, and you never have to worry about them running... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I went grocery shopping the other day, and I picked up some new Barbie and Ken outfits for my dolls. I don't collect Barbie anymore, but Barbie clothes usually fit Blythe and Pullip. The new Barbies and Kens are a little bit smaller than they used to be, and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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Sep 6, 2016
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Things I like to do Read craft books and magazines Knit doll clothes and stuffed toys Play with my dolls Play with my Teddy Bear Shop online Go to the library Sew little things with fat quarters Draw on my iPad Stuff I love Anime and manga Japanese fashion Teddy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I did another scrapbook page last night. This time I used some new techniques. I tried fabric art! I cut out that little dress. You may notice the fabric from my Emily dress. It was a left over piece. I also glued a piece of rick-rack on for a little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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In 1984, The North American Bear Company released Muffy VanderBear. I subscribe to Teddy Bear Times, and Muffy VanderBear was featured this month. I was so enchanted with Muffy, her furry friends, and adorable accessories that I decided to share them with my readers. Even if you are not a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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Anastasia Miko is wearing a New Midge polka-dot and plaid fifties frock, and vintage Skipper tights. Darcie Evan is wearing a retro sixties floral print Barbie sundress. Nicky Drew is wearing a red "New York" Generation Girl athletic sport dress. Sorcia Dylan is wearing a white eyelet handmade dress. Violet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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Little Loren and I have been trying to keep cool this week. It has been unusually warm for early June. I had the fan on, and we drank cold chocolate milk and Kool-Aid to keep cool. We even had some ice cream! Little Loren is wearing his little sailor sunsuit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I am knitting a Teddy Bear from the book Knitted Bears by Claire Garland. I love the bears in this book because they are really cute, and the book includes patterns for tons of adorable outfits for them. I have been working on this knitting project for several months, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I finished Emily's dress, and I'm not very happy with how it turned out. It is too small for her, and the skirt was not gathered correctly. I am probably going to have to adjust the pattern and make another one. I need to add another 1/4 inch to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I drafted this doll dress pattern for my little dollhouse bear, Emily. I have been spending a lot of time on her lately! I used the dress she came with to make this pattern. I just had to pin it down, trace around it, and add the seam allowance. That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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Little Loren is having a fun day. We have been spending our day reading magazines. My favorite titles are all from the UK. They have the best ones. I don't know why, but American magazines are sparse, and the selection is basically null. Right now I am reading Quick Cards... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I made a little jacket for Emily to go with her skirt. I made it from minky fleece, and I really like how it looks like a fur coat. This jacket is a copy of the one Emily came with, but I wanted to make her another one. There was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I made a little skirt for Emily, my dollhouse Teddy Bear. She came with a complete wardrobe, including a skirt, but the first time I changed her outfit, her skirt came undone. I decided to make her a completely new custom wardrobe to go with the one she's already got.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I bought this really cute Bratz doll bed a few months ago. It came with a blanket, and a couple of pillows, but I decided to make a sheet and a blanket for it. I think it looks really cute. The Teddy Bear is a Build-a-Bear, McDonalds Happy Meal toy.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I finished wallpapering the living room and the bathroom of my Kidkraft dollhouse. I am a little unhappy because I wasn't able to match the stripes on the back living room wall. This is most likely due to the layering that was necessary to cover the wall. Most of my... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I keep a scrapbook for Little Loren; my Teddy Bear. He is very important to me, and even though he isn't a real child, I love him as a son. This is my latest page. I use a Sn@p book from Simple Stories. I love these because they are relatively... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at CalicoViolet
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I wallpapered my dollhouse last night. I only did the kitchen and the nursery. I still have to wallpaper the living room, the bathroom, the bedroom, and the attic. My dad bought me a huge Kidkraft dollhouse for Christmas a few years ago, and it was the best present I... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at CalicoViolet