Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dress-up Bears




These bears are influenced by Rudolf Steiner, and have intentionally simplistic features to encourage creativity and imagination. They’re made from woollen blankets (brown or pink), so are not only extra soft but have a lovely loved look already, and come with a choice of three dress-ups! There’s a cape, a pirate patch, a crown or a tutu.


They remind me of my first bear, whose name was Teddy (I know, imaginative, huh?) and who I would refuse to go to sleep without, and search the house for (he was usually behind the couch). I used to dress him up, him and my dolls and occasionally a very obliging cat. My school had a fair with a ‘best-dressed teddy bear’ competition every year, and although I came very close, I never-quite-won. (I suspect someone had their nana help, I mean some were very intricate, and we were 10. Am I bitter?) Anyway, the cool thing about making kids toys is how fun they are, and I have played with these little guys already (call it ‘product testing’), and they are as fun as they look.
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In my shop soon!

6 comments:

Maria Rose said...

Super cute!

natacha lee said...

I love the idea... I'm always amazed to see what stories kids come up with using simple objects.

beck said...

I love toys that have clothes, yours look super cute! Especially like the capes, very snazz. And so soft and cuddly, just as a teddy should be x

Teresa said...

What a great idea. These would make fabulous afternoon fun.

Tania said...

Mr Steiner really was on to a good wicket. Clever guy. And pretty clever how those costumes are just enough for the basis of different characters...

Lillabilly said...

Those are lovely. I had a "teddy" too, a red and white number with a little white frilled apron dress printed with tiny strawberries - in spite of which, I was still always convinced my Teddy was a "he". I know he is packed away somewhere, I must look for him one day!