Saturday, April 23, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear…

I wasn't sure how this project would do in SYTYC. I love the way it turned out, and it has definitely been my most time consuming project so far, but you never know. I was quite pleased with how it did in the polls and I'm happy to say I'm moving on! (Which is great because I really like my next two projects!)

I now present to you Brown Bear, Brown Bear! (I'll post a tutorial sometime next week.)

My little one’s favorite book these days is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? We read this book over and over every day. So what better project to make than little animals to go along with this beloved book?


Each animal is made from scraps of fabric (the challenge was finding the right colors!) and then slightly stuffed with scrap balls of stuffing I had leftover from a craft fail from a while back. Each animal is then finished off with embroidery thread stitching to give them the definition and character Eric Carle illustrated so beautifully in the book.


Half the fun while reading the book is doing the animal sounds, and the stuffed dog was immediately greeted with a “woof, woof!”. All of these animals needed something to contain and carry them around in, so I made a bag in the shape of the brown bear on the cover of the book (so glad I save all my scraps!). A vinyl pocket allows you to see the book while Brown Bear’s face cutely peeks at you.



  1. That was a great project. I'm so happy I moved on as well, I'm so crossing my fingers that I'll move on next week, the two following weeks' projects are great (I think). Tone

  2. What a wonderful idea. This is one of our favorite books. I am extra in love with the carrying case.

  3. This is too cute! I wish I could sew! My son loves the whole series. Great job and thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh this is just darling! I am using this book as a focus for reviewing colors next month in my Preschool Class. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. My kids love that book! Cute idea!

  6. Jill - these are so clever and adorable. My son would love these to go along with the book - super cute idea! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn


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