Sunday, September 21, 2014

Homespun Harvest Happiness!

I think I’ll call him Howard!

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I had an idea to make a bear and wanted to try an old pattern with some old fashioned homespun fabric.

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He’s considered a ‘classic bear’ and I fell in love with him while I sewed.

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I received these cute treat bags and the pretty mug mat from Simply by Laura HERE when I won a giveaway that Brenda had at the Rusty Thimble a couple of weeks ago. Brenda has her September giveaway going now so visit her HERE to enter!

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Even her cards are pretty!

Thanks Laura! Red heart

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Howard thinks the treats are his!

And I think he’s right!

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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Have you been sewing or crafting for Fall this week, too?

60 comments:

Laurie M said...

its wonderful to meet handsome Harold!

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams, Hi Howard.

Howard is a great name, it fits him bearfectly. I also love his collage, it would be perfect for your October header (hint).

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Brenda Griffith said...

Love Howard Diane and the sweet items you got from Laura
hope you are having a wonderful weekend
Brenda

Arlene Grimm said...

You are so talented!! Love that sweet old bear!!

cucki said...

Aww I love the sweet bear so much..
Sweet hugs x

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane!
Howard is really sweet. As always you did an amazing job.
Take care!
Arlette

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

He's adorable! Great job! xoxo

Stacey said...

Your little Howard is so cute! I love that you are so creative.

Jane and Chris said...

I absolutely LOVE him!
Jane x

Julie Corbisiero said...

I LOVE your little bear you made, it's so cute and looks adorable with the pumpkin and treat bags. Enjoy your Sunday.
Julie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Howard is a cutie for sure! Love 'his' little gifts!
hugs,
Linda

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Congrats on the win and Howard is so cute.

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Oh, I love Howard! He is so cute! And I love his yellow bow! He is a great home decoration! Great job, Diane! :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You are one multi talented lady. Bet you're happy to be back home and crafting again. I would so love to come spend a crafting day with you. xo

Kathy said...

Howard is adorable!!

Diane said...

Very sweet! Howard is a good name for a bear.

Blackberry Lane said...

I adore Howard! Such a cute face. God bless your Sunday afternoon. Mildred

Donna said...

You did a great job on handsome Howard! And I swear you are the luckiest person when it comes to bloggy giveaways! Congrats on another win.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Howard is a darling and well dressed for Autumn!
That's a lovely pattern - a good size!
Congratulations on winning those gorgeous things Diane!

Have a happy and fun week in Florida!
Hugs
Shane

podso said...

Your little Howard bear is as cute as can be. He's perfect for fall too. I was catching up on your posts. I have trouble finding Bon Ami these days. Have a good week ahead!

Susan said...

Howard is a perfect name! I remember the bear from Sleepless in Seattle's little boy was named Howard. Happy Harvest Day, Sis XOXO

Janet Shaw said...

Cute!

Carola Bartz said...

Howard is really cute and the perfect name for him. For me every teddy bear is called Howard since "Sleepless in Seattle".

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Howard is adorable. You did a wonderful job sewing him.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

How fantastic to have met Howard! He's a keeper alright. . .a delightful post!

Happy@Home said...

Nope, no creating going on here, but I am enjoying yours. Howard is a cutie and your giveaway treats are so nice too.

Simply Shelley said...

Howard is simply wonderful. He looks happy to just be Howard the bear :) your sewing talent is amazing my friend. Blessings dear Diane

Decor To Adore said...

That bear has personality plus! I absolutely adore his sweet face. Great job.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Howard is a sweet looking fellow, looks you right in the eye and always has a smile.
You won some nice things, I won some mug mats earlier this year and like them much better than coasters.
I've just finished 19 autumn cards for an exchange with some tea ladies and I enjoyed making every one of them.
Thank you linking to Mosaic Monday lavender sis.

Susie said...

Diane, I love that teddy bear. You are a very good seamstress. I do like the mug mat.Aren't there some talent ladies out there sewing...you included. I love it. xoxo,Susie

eileeninmd said...

Your Howard the bear is so cute.. You a talented, love his decorations too. He is ready for fall! Cute post and photos. Enjoy your new week ahead!

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! Your Howard is darling! I LOVE all of the sweet doll and bears that you make - you are very talented, Diane.

Have a beautiful week! Hugs!

Debby said...

Howard is adorable. Love your fun winnings. I won a pumpkin there recently.

must love junk said...

Howard looks so sweet! :)
Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Howard is adorable! You are so talented. Have a wonderful week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane your bear Howard is adorable! He looks perfect sitting on the pumpkin!

Veronica Roth said...

Oh my gosh, that's the cutest bear! Well done you. I brought two homemade bears form England back for the granddaughters here in Vancouver. (Actually, I must admit that I loved carrying them around, and actually had a good excuse for why a grown woman needs to carry two bears thru Heathrow!) Secretly, I've never outgrown teddy bears, as I suspenct many of us haven't. :D

Musings from Kim K. said...

You make the sweetest things. Your bear is just wonderful.

ann said...

Howard is a cutie.No fall decorating or crafting here yet. I didn't want to rush the season and the dollhouse obsession has control over me for the moment.

cynthia lee designs said...

Howard the bear is adorable!! Love his name...my dad and brother's name is Howard.
hugs,
Cindy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are so talented!! What an adorable bear. I came across some fake fur that is soooo soft and bought a pattern and the fur --- now to sew it!! The pattern seems similar to your bear!! Sweet!

Lorrie said...

Classic bears like Howard are always my favourites. He's a very dapper fellow - you are a talented stitcher.

sandy said...

Howard is a sweetie of a bear! You are so talented! Now I'm off to try and win Brenda 's Giveaway if it's not too late to enter. I've never won a Blog Give Away yet! Maybe this time...
Have a great week!
Sandy

Beedeebabee said...

Howard is such a cutie, Diane! I love his checkered bow too! xo

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I love Howard and even more knowing you created him!!

Poppy said...

Howard is very handsome, and his mommy is marvellously creative!!

Happy Monday, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

My name is Riet said...

That is a very handsome Howard. You did a great job making him.
Have a nice week

Montanagirl said...

That is just the cutest bear - you are so very talented! I'm just curious, why did you add "word verification" to your comments? Some of those things are so hard to decipher! lol. I turned on my "monitor comments" feature to avoid the verification step. Just sayin'.

Carla from The River said...

I just love the name you picked out. When I was little, a man who owned a cabin not far my parents was named Howard. :-) He was always fun to visit with.
:-)
Carla

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Howard is so cute and beautifully made!

Have a lovely week Diane,
Ruby

Joy H said...

I can't believe you made him! Howard is adorable and perfect for a fall mosaic!
Have a great week ;)

Cranberry Morning said...

Howard is one handsome bear! And such a pretty collage. Orange has never looked better. :-)

Doreen@househoneys said...

Handsome hot Harold :). Ok, maybe he's not hot, but he IS adorable! And I think he deserves to keep those treats, and something tells me you do too!

P.S. FYI, I don't find your captcha to be annoying at all. The numbers/letters are easy to read.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh well Howard is adorable! What a cute guy and festive! He's perfect to link at the Fall Linky Party! BTW thanks for coming by and seeing my sweet boy posing and my Fences post! Come by and link Howard!

http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabulous-fall-linky-party-party-on.html

Red Rose Alley said...

Howard is so sweet, Diane. You know, I love teddy bears and they have sentimental meaning to me. My mom collected teddy bears, and when she passed away, we were each given one. Every time the girls travel, they take grandma's bear with them.

You are really getting quite talented with sewing these precious dolls and animals.

love,
~Sheri

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Howard,
You are just precious, and perfect.
Diane, you have such a talent here-I remember last year falling in love with your fox family.
I always enjoy seeing your creations.
Have a lovely week-
xo-
Jemma

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Howard is sooo adorable! You did such a wonderful job on him! :) He looks so happy with his treat bag! Have a lovely day! xo Holly

Sam I Am...... said...

Howard is adorable and looks just like an old fashioned teddy bear. I haven't started for Fall yet but I must! I've bought candles, warmers, and some lights but that's it so far.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

you are amazing..he's adorable!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Howard! Nice to meet someone cute and I love your orange ribbon tie :)

Thank you for forever linking up dear namemate!