Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Paddington Bear

Ever since I was little I have loved Paddington Bear from the books by Michael Bond. 

Here are all my treasured books (did they really only only 3 shillings?  - that's 15 pence in new money).

And the adorable illustrations by Peggy Fortnam.

Here are some other pics of the wonderful, well-intentioned but accident-prone bear. 

For Christmas, just for laughs the girls bought me a Paddington Bear jigsaw, and this got me thinking -

So I decided to make my very own Paddington. 

I think he's wonderful - obviously I'm biased, but I do feel proud of him. 

I'm just putting the finishing touches to writing up the pattern and then I'll share it with you.


  1. This is such a coincidence! I was in Paddington station just last week and saw the lovely Paddington bears on sale, and thought to myself, "I wonder if I could crochet a Paddington", and you've done it! I can wait to see the pattern and to make one too. Thank you!


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