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Well, Hugglets was a big success as usual. Well done to Glenn and Irene. The organisation was fantastic and everyone had a lovely day. I had my two best friends Maureen and Anita with me for the day, Anita helping behind the stand and Maureen busy taking lots of photos. Thanks, you two, you were both a great support.  It was so nice to meet new collectors and have a chat. Some of my bears, hedgehogs and elephants found new homes and I met the lovely Sally Thomas who is opening a brand new bear shop in Kettering in November and she asked me about selling some of my bears and elephants in her shop. So a few of my creations are now excitedly waiting with her for the grand opening. Good luck Sally….


Here are the sample bears for the bear making classes



Meet Smudge and Pickle


Bear making ClassThese are the first in my range of forgotten toys. They have the look of well loved bears. A little bit worse for wear but I’m sure they have lots of lovely memories.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I like things firm…………………….. Ladies get your minds out of the gutter please, lol (especially you Mavis)

With these bears I have had to train myself to understuff to give them that squishy soft feel of a bear who has been carried around constantly. I found this very difficult with Smudge as I was definitely out of my comfort zone as it went against everything I have learnt  but I am gradually getting used to it now and found stuffing Pickle much easier. In fact I quite like the feel of them.

They are made from the same pattern but different mohair.


Smudge is made using  grey sparse mohair Smudge

And Pickle is made with Sparse Ratinee  oatmeal mohair.

For those of you who came to the last bear making classes this is the same mohair we used before. I think it is very popular and a few people have said that they would like to use the same again



Both bears will be cut and pinned in PERFECT condition. You DO NOT have to give bald patches, add stitching or smudges.

The distressed/aged look is entirely optional.

All you need to do, is let me know as soon as possible whether you would like the grey or the oatmeal mohair so that I can get the mohair ordered. I will take the bears with me tomorrow night to my felting class and leave them at the shop so you can see them in the fur.

If you can let me know your mohair preference by the weekend, that would be great as the cutting out process takes a very long time and I would like to get started as soon as I can. You can email, text, phone or message me on facebook or you can phone the shop.

Hope you all like my new little friends, please leave comments  ……………………………….



Mohair/needle felted hedgehog Class


Dates for the mohair/needle felted hedgehog class have now been decided.

Saturday 29th June
Sunday 7th July
Saturday 14th September

Cost  including all materials £30

If you would like to book please either contact me on 07790783559 or Swanstitch on 01304 366915




Mohair Bear Making Classes

The May, June and August mohair bear making classes are all now fully booked. If you would like to put your name down for a class, I am happy to arrange another date if I get enough people. Contact me on 07790783559 or on facebook or contact Anita at Swanstitch or 01304 366915.

The mohair/needlefelted hedgehog class dates are now being arranged. Let us know (as above) if you would like to book. Or leave a comment on the blog.

Thanks for looking….




Another lovely needle felting class

We had another very successful needle felting class last night. Well done everyone! Sue has been working on her badger for the last couple of classes and he was finished last night. I’m sure you will all agree he looks fantastic. Needle felted badger

We also had a couple of polar bears, a bunny rabbit, a couple of owls, a hamster, a panda, Kelly is still working on her giraffe (he looks fab) I think he or maybe she will be finished next time, Lesley started making her first bear which showed off her sewing skills with the fantastic nose she gave him. So, it was a very good evening.

We have decided that we may now go on to bigger projects like my character doll George. I will show everyone the basic techniques and they will make what they like. Some of the projects coming up will be Dobby from Harry Potter, ET and Minnie Mouse. This is entirely optional though so anyone not wanting to do an ongoing project can still come and do smaller things.


I would love to know what you think, so please leave comments. Also please check out and like my facebook page. If you would like to book up for one of the classes, check out the classes page above for dates and details. The mohair/needle felted hedgehog class is now going to need two dates so I will update that as soon as possible.

Thanks for looking


Classes updated

I have now listed all the mohair bear making workshops and mohair/needle felted hedgehog workshop dates up to the end of September in my events calendar. These are getting booked up fast but I can add more dates if neccessary. If you would like to book for any of these either contact me direct or message me on facebook or contact the shop  I have also listed the May needle felting class dates.

Be great to hear any comments you have for the website or the facebook page…