He's been with us for such a very long time. . .
He helped Walker move from here:
To the monumental "big boy" bed:
I know you didn't need 2 pictures of them, but I just couldn't pick!
Walker's beloved "Teddy"
Has been through so much!
He's been discarded
(face down no less)
for exciting or more interesting toys along the way:
He's been loved, and over-loved!
(that's a word right?)
No matter the abuse he's taken-
Teddy has always been there to comfort and console.
He's been camping and has joined us on most all of our adventures!
(below is last summer's camping trip along the Suwanee River Trail)
He's an extremely resilient little bear.
Walker is about to turn 7 which means that Teddy is too.
Through all of life's ups and downs
Through all of our adventures- Teddy has been. . . well,
(you thought we were getting ready to say goodbye to Teddy right?)
Not a chance.
Are you kidding? He's like part of the family!
But, he has been living life as a nudist. . .
And, we did finally make him some clothes:
I've been getting lots (and I mean LOTS)
of great ideas from Pinterest.
One of the interesting concepts I've come across
are the many different things you can make from T-shirts!
I set out to make this handy T-shirt Tote:
I cut off the sleeves and around the neck.
I trimmed the bottom and trimmed the sides and
then stitched up the bottom- Easy Peasy!
if you want to see more samples!
The left over scraps (from the sleeves)
became Teddy's clothes!
It took a ridiculous amount of time to
embroider the "T" on the front, but like I said. . .
Teddy's part of the family!
Walker was so happy about Teddy's new hoodie that he
requested PJ's for bedtime so Teddy would
have day clothes and night clothes to change in and out of.
With an outgrown and stained shirt that was ready to
join my stash of dusting cloths - I gave Teddy PJ's a shot.
I started with one sleeve:
It fit perfectly around his waist- so I cut a slit up the front
Flipped the "pants" inside out and pinned them up as such:
It was simple to hand stitch together:
They fit him perfectly!
The other sleeve became a very simple shirt by cutting arm holes:
I used leftover scraps to sew him a "night cap":
With three little boys-
This is about as close as it gets to making doll clothes for me!
It was a fun and green way to be creative and to
honor a very special member of our family.
Both Teddy and Walker were thrilled with the ensemble!
Have you made anything from upcycled T-shirts?
I'd love to see your creations or hear about your ideas.