Tuesday, October 16, 2012


We've been SO busy making dozens of mongolian lambswool texel guinea pig plushies over the last few weeks that my 'bears-to-be-made' pile has been totally neglected. And I had been so excited about trying out two of our kid-mohair colours together too. 

So over the weekend I took a break from the guinea pigs and worked on this gorgeous bear. We called her Rita, and she has just won me over with that sweet face. 

Rita is made from our old-style 'Jonas' pattern, using our Milk Chocolate and Golden kid mohair fabrics. I'm so used to making this pattern up in the short-pile, antiqued mohairs that I wasn't sure how it would go in something a little longer. But I think it's worked perfectly. Another nice versatile pattern! 

(I went a bit crazy with the photo taking... trying to capture her in all different lights...)

We've just listed Rita in our etsy store and on bearpile. We've also got a full kit made up if you'd like to have a go at making one just like her. She's quite a simple pattern, so would be good for a beginner too. I would love to see what you make if you do end up purchasing a kit! 


  1. Rita is so adorable! Lovely lady bear!


  2. Rita is sooo Beautiful!

  3. Hi Emma,
    How lovely to discover your blog! I am enjoying it thoroughly, and especially like your use of colour with your creations. Rita is a cutie, and I can see why her expression captured your heart.
    Hugs from Australia
    Kayzy (Kayzy's Critters)

  4. Hi Emma, Your beautiful Rita is a perfect colour combination. She certainly has a sweet face and the fabric suits her well.

  5. thanks guys :) Your comments are very appreciated! :)