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Knitted Stuffies and Birthdays!

August 13, 2011
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As some of you know my son turned 1-year old this past month. I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone by. And I feel so blessed and thankful for such a happy healthy kid, and such a fantastic community of people around him.

I made Bohdan a little bear for his birthday – the party was a Teddy Bears Picnic theme – and it is B’s favorite song! I used the Debbie Bliss pattern “Sleepy Bear” from the Debbie Bliss Magazine Winter/Fall 2010.

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Bohdan's Bear

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It was a big hit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knit the bear in the Diamond Luxury Merino Superwash DK and the Bear’s scarf out of the same yarn. I didn’t do the rabbit suit (but plan to finish it). I love this yarn, and I love the concept of knitting toy’s/animals/amigurumi for kids – however, I didn’t really enjoy the pattern, there was too much seaming and tiny little pieces and in the end, the construction was a little wonky (although I admit could totally be the fact that I pieced it together at 1am the night before his birthday).

I certainly enjoyed doing “Elijah” by Ysolda Teague much more – with its seamless construction and all the pieces knit in the round, it was a total dream!  And I will probably try out more of her toys in the future. Like the polar bear Otto – he looks super cute!  I have also been looking for a good Owl stuffy to try next, so if you have a favorite send it my way!

Here is a photo of Bohdan’s birthday cake – I’ve been doing more and more cake decoration lately, but this is my favorite! I discovered a fantastic recipe for Marshmallow Fondant, and not being a huge fondant fan, I really loved that this just tastes like marshmallow’s.

Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Cake

Birthday Party!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Grandma Gail permalink
    August 13, 2011 3:33 pm

    Amazing…..the precious little boy……the teddy bear…..the cake….and his mommy!!!
    With admiration……proud Grandma Gail

  2. Sandra Streifel permalink
    August 13, 2011 3:22 pm

    I can’t believe how fast he grows! That picture really shows how much Bohdan LOVES his bear. Happy Birthday Bohdan, soon you’ll enjoy parties much more!

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