Stuffed Animals



www.baresockcraft.etsy.com

Work in progress....pink elephant


I would like to show you a little bit about the way my stuffed animals are made.
To begin the series, I would like to show you how Aurelia, the elephant looked before being finished.


It all starts with the fabric and the patterns

I draw and then cut the pieces that I need, I usually make more than one item at the time.
Once all the pieces are cut, I pair the ones that have accent fabric to sew together:






The parts with accent fabric are turned, so that they can be attached


All the pieces are sewn at least twice:



This particular elephant was going to have a round plastic rattle inside. Those plastic rattles are pretty safe, they are factory sealed. Still to make the item a little safer, I make a little pouch for the rattle in the same material as the elephant.



Then the pouch is sewn to the body of the elephant.



Then the head and body are turn right side out and get stuffed with hypoallergenic pollyfiber.
The head and the body are sewn by hand 4 times to ensure that they are completely secured



Here is a picture of the head already attached to the body:

I use embroidery floss to add the eyes and mouth,


This model has a ribbon around the neck and is finished with a bow, the bow is made separately from the ribbon. The ribbon is attached to the head with hot glue, the glue that I apply is a very thin layer, that goes in the part that touches the fabric, upon touching the fabric the glue becomes fused to the fleece.
Then the bow is made separately and attached with a dab of glue or it can be sewn
The ribbon can't be just tied because it would be a chocking hazard, the ribbon has to be securely attached to the body of the stuffed animal.
The end of the ribbon is treated to prevent from fraying, but this can also be accomplished by heating the ribbon.




I have made this elephant for many many years and I have personally washed and dryed one just like this and after 7 years the ribbon is still in place, and nothing has ever come out of it!
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The winner of the giveaway is.........




I want to thank everyone for participating in my giveaway!


The winner of the giveaway is : MomsAntiquesandThings!!!!

Thanks everyone for participating! For those that didn't win this time, I would like to offer you a special discount code to use in my store any time. I will send you the code by email.

THANK YOU!!

Bare Sock Studio Giveaway


As I mentioned before I am celebrating a milestone in my Bare Sock Crafts Etsy store. The first part of the celebration was to change the image, adding blue bear as the face of Bare Sock and changing my banner and avatar.
The second part of the celebration is a giveaway.

Do you see this cute white bear? It up for grabs for one lucky winner!
Here is the link to see the listing on my store with a full description His name is Bearny and his super soft. Made with white dotted minky fleece and polyfill. His eys and nose are securely attached inside his head.

Giveaway rules:
Entries will be accepted from Friday August 24th 12:00 AM (EST) until Saturday September 1st 11:00 PM (EST)
You must complete the initial entry for the bonus entries to count.
Open to U.S. , Canada and Mexico residents only ( over the age of 18 )
I will notify winners via e-mail. Failure to respond within 48 hours will result in prize loss and a new winner will be drawn.
Each comment counts as an entry, please leave separate replies for each entry method.
Entries must be made as a comment to this blog post only. Comments on other posts, blogs or Facebook pages will not be counted.
Entries will be verified, and any entries not meeting requirements will be discarded.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
By entering, you are agreeing to be bound by these rules.

Required Entry: Visit Bare Sock Crafts store Leave a comment on this blog telling me what is your favorite item and why.
Make BareSockCrafts your favorite on Etsy and leave a comment including your Etsy name if you are not registered on Etsy you can like Bare Sock on Facebook, but still post your comment on this blog.

Bonus Entries
1. Become a fan of Bare Sock on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bare-Sock-Studio/171847242742, then tell me your Facebook name on a separate comment.
2. Blog about my giveaway including a link to this post, then leave a separate comment here with a link to your blog post.
3. Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/baresockcrafts
4. Tweet about my giveaway including a link to this post, then leave a separate comment here with a link to your Twitter post.
5. Follow me on pinterest http://pinterest.com/baresockcrafts/
6. Five entries will be given to anybody who purchases an item from my Etsy shop while this giveaway is open. You don’t need to leave five comments here. I’ll include your entries in the drawing.

Make sure that each of your actions (except for #6) are recorded as a separate comment here.
In order to pick the winner I will use random.org

The winner will be announced here on Saturday September 1st, and I’ll also contact them via email. If you don’t want to leave your email in the comments , please email it to me at baresockcrats@gmail.com


Thanks for participating and GOOD LUCK!

New Image


This cute blue bear is the new image of Bare Sock Studio. To celebrate my 200th sale on Etsy with Bare Sock Crafts, I decided to change the logo and image.
I searched and I was very lucky to find a very talented fellow Etsian who created this beautiful and happy bear. Her name is Ilana Bell from Cozy Traditions.

I decided to name my Etsy store Bare Sock Crafts as a tribute to the innocence and creativity of my son, who at a young age asked if he could go into the back yard 'Bare Sock' . He had been told he could not go out bare foot, so when he found himself wearing socks he made up his own term as kids that age usually do.

I think blue bear represents some of the characteristics that I strive to have in my toys, I want them to be cheerful, childlike and playful and I hope that is what blue bear makes you feel when you see it.





Paragon Tea Cup and Saucer











































































Cobalt blue pressed glass single Candle holder or pedestal candy dish- Mid century


Glass Candle holder -Cobalt blue pressed glass single Candle holder or pedestal candy dish- Mid century

Glass Candel holder -Cobalt blue pressed glass single Candle holder or pedestal candy dish- Mid century

Beautiful cobalt blue glass candle holder in the Kings crown thumbprint pattern I am not sure if it was made by Indiana Glass or Fenton but this piece was made between 1950 to 1960s.



It can be used two ways, you can use it for a single long candle or turn it around and use it as a pedestal dish to put candy, display beautiful soap, put your keys or any jewelry in your night stand or even a 3.5” candle.







It is in perfect condition, no cracks , no chips , no scratches and the glass is really clear and clean

Measurements
4” base diameter
2” top diameter
1” candle opening
4” height

Emerald green pressed glass candy or nut bowl






Green candy bowl - Emerald green pressed glass candy or nut bowl.
This beautiful pedestal bowl can be used as a candy or nut dish, to put your keys, your jewelry, to put a votive candle and much more.

It doesn’t have any mark or trademarks but it is probably from the 1960s.

Made in a beautiful smoky green that has a wonderful clear reflection when the light hits it letting you see all the wonderful patterns.

It is in excellent vintage condition no cracks, chips or scratches.


Measurements

3 3/4" (10 cms ) high
6" (15cms) top diameter
3 3/4 (10 cms) base diameter