Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Emergency surgery!

Well it is Wednesday and therefore time for WOYWW. Most unusually for me this week my desk is full of sewing things..this is because Alex's teddy is in need of some emergency surgery.  His teddy is his favourite toy and he needs to cuddle it in order to get to sleep at night. Teddy was knitted by one of my Gran's friends, who was 100 at the time and has now passed on so we cannot get another one.  He has had a lot of love and abuse since Alex was born and now looks more like roadkill than anything else having lost a lot of stuffing and been patched up more times than I care to remember. Today's surgery involves sewing around his arm and shoulder before his arm falls off! Also on my desk you can see my Christmas stamps, my trusty mug of tea (essential for keeping me calm while sewing...I hate sewing a LOT), and my two most recent Christmas cards.
This is the first of the cards which I am entering into this weeks Less is More 'stars' challenge.  This card uses the free stamp from this months Crafty Stamper and free papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine as well as silver pen and some bling.  As a result I am also entering this into PTW 'anything goes with sparkle and bling' and Fussy and Fancy 'black, border punch and bling' (I used black ink for the stamping and a border punch for the scalloped edge).
The other Christmas card uses a cuttlebug embossing folder  and Crafty individuals stamp which I have coloured using promarkers.  Very quick and simple! I am entering this one into Stamptacular's 'borders and frames', and Pollycrafts 'anything goes' challenges. That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

26 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Poor teddy bear, hope he is better now. Love your Christmas cards~pure and simple~
Bridget #2

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww, poor ickle Teddy. Hope he's made a good recovery from his op!

Love your 2 Christmas cards. I have some of that paper . . . great idea to put gems in the centre of the pattern!

HAPPY WOYWW!
Hugs, Sandra View my desk HERE!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the aggers of surgery on the best loved toy...or daring to wash it.. I remember it well. Not as much as the guilt of being unable to wash or repair it though, so consider your stitching a real labour of love and it won't be so bad!

JoZart said...

Oh my heart aches for the poor teddy and I know how important it is for Alex. We had to search the net to get a standby Baxter for my little grandee in Germany, who has leukaemia, so it could be washed frequently (due to her lack of immunity) and it was Twiglet who so kindly found one for us. It took a lot of washing before she accepted the stand in and now he is Big Baxter as he hasn't shrunk as much as Baxter No 1.
Love your artwork,
Love JoZarty x

Vicky Hayes said...

You're going great guns on your Christmas cards Caro! I particularly like the second with its touches of colour. Hope teddy survives his op! Vx

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly! xxx

Helen said...

poor teddy! Good on you for tackling the repairs.... and i love your Christmas cards.

Dawn said...

Love the embossing on the second card, sweet tree to. Also loving the image and how you have used it on the first

butlersabroad said...

Lol, road kill teddy made me laugh out loud!! Poor wee thing! love the Christmas cards, especially the MME free papers with the gems in the middle, brilliant idea.

Hugs
Brenda 74

Hazel said...

Awww that sewing is a definite labour of love! Great Christmas cards x

Chrissie said...

Love the bling on your LIM card Caro... my reindeer stamp is still on the front of my mag! He looks great here, maybe I should release him!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Poor bear, he obviously has been loved to death!! The Big O had a snowman that he wouldn't be parted from - it's still around somewhere and my son's 18!!
Great Christmas cards, loved the first one especially :)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That second card is just beautiful... and you are organised thinking Christmas already... freaks me out to even consider it xx

MarcyK924 said...

I love your CAS style! I'm in awe of anyone who can do it and you did it beautifully! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

Winnie said...

Wow what a beautyful card, love the frame, the card is simply stunning. thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday.

Hugs Winnie

Anne said...

Poor teddy hope he's better now and safely tucked up in bed with Alex. My granddaughters both have a toy they have to have when they go to bed - or else!!!
Love the cards - less is more. Anne x

Angie said...

Poor ted ...hope the surgery was sucsesful ...DR Mum to the rescue ...as ever. xx

Caatje said...

LOL, I had to smile about the surgery for Teddy, poor thing. I still have a stuffed toy from when I was a baby (over 40 years ago) and it has been stiched and restitched to keep it alive. Like the cards and I admire your 'less is more' theme. I wish I could do that, but I seem to be a 'more is more, and then some more' kind of person.

BetteK said...

Oh poor teddy ... but what memories your photo' has brought back. I knitted a red teddy (forever known as RedTed) at junior school and loved him to bits ... until I came home from school one day and saw that mommy had performed surgery on him after he was ravaged by the pet Corgi! Still have my beloved RedTed (I'm now 51!!!!!) and he still bears the scars ... mommy was no plastic surgeon! Debbie #77

Helen T said...

I love the tree image - it looks fab.

Spyder said...

aw, poor teddy! Love the Christams ards,I still haven't made a start...oh dear, I can see me still doing them on Christmas eve!
Happy WOYWW Lyn #18

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Hope the surgery went well! That little stamp is so cute, can't wait to get my copy on Saturday.

Joey said...

Lovely cards, I love the embossing on the second one so elegant, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

okienurse said...

a well loved teddy is hard to replace even if the creator is still around. Hope you were able to fix him for Alex! Love the cards and less is definitely more in this case. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Shirley-anne said...

hi there Caro .definately an award for best mum winner there . Bet Teddy is in the arms of his loved one by now .
thanks for sharing sweet story .
Love your Christmas cards with embossing and gems .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Jill said...

beautiful christmas cards thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx