Once a year comes World Book Day when I need to create a book character
costume for my son. Last year was the Mad Hatter from Alice in
Wonderland. The Hatter Bear was created using left over materials from
this, and it is almost a mini version of how he went to school that
little bear is an interpretation of that timeless character, the
jester. The inspiration for the jester bears was the bells. Every time
I buy a new cat collar I immediately remove the bell because if left on
the noise drives me crazy! They get put in my craft box to use on other
projects and I have put a few of them on each of my jester bears.
I was all
set to do a white rabbit costume for World book day this year when the
school showed an astonishing lack of imagination and insisted everyone
went as Wally from where's wally. So, I never got to create the white
rabbit costume but I consoled myself with the white rabbit bear instead!
little bear is another interpretation of that timeless character, the
jester. He is made from felt and fake fur, and has bells on his ears,
toes and around his neck.
came late this year but it was worth the wait, and we made the most of
it. While my husband and son built a snowman in the garden, I designed
this little snow bear. Made from “Snow Ice
designed by Dianna Marcum for Marcus Bros. and white fake fur, he even
has a carrot nose and a knitted red scarf!
terms topic at my son's school was Chocolate, and yes, Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory was the book of choice. The two of us went off to the
Roald Dahl museum during half term and I came home unable to resist
making a Willie Wonka bear based on Quentin Blakes fantastic
illustrations for Roald Dahl's brilliant book,
summer seemed to involve a lot of pirate roleplay inspiring my jolly
pirate bear. He is made from a mix of materials, felt boots,
a mad long haired plush that gives him his scraggy look suggesting he's
been at sea for rather a long time. He has a patch over his
eye, as all good pirates should!
| last year I made a
where's wally costume for my son for world book day under protest as I
wanted to make a white rabbit costume. I made a white rabbit bear
instead. this year I made a white rabbit costume and a Wally bear!