The original image is from Begemott on DeviantArt. I love it – it totally describes what I feel about my bear Snuffy who I showed you all earlier in the week. And while idly flicking through the internet a couple of weeks back I got relinked to the meme and decided I HAD to make that bear.
Yes he’s fighting a sheep in that last photo. I didn’t have any scary soft toy monsters!
I call him the Guardian Bear and he’d be a great make for anyone, but I think he’d be a particularly nice gift for a child who is struggling with nightmares. Or in my case an insomniac adult who’ll give anything a shot (I’m not sleeping because of monsters, sure – gimmie the Guardian Bear!).
This weekend I hope to release a new pattern for a very special bear. So I want to see your very special bears!
This is Snuffy:
I’m not releasing a pattern based on him, although one day I probably will make a crochet Snuffy, but the pattern I am releasing links into the childhood teddies we used to sleep with at night. And he’s mine. He is currently 26 years and 5 months old (that’s an old t-shirt he’s wearing) and needs to wear all those pieces of clothing because otherwise he will fall apart. He has more scars from being sewn up than any other teddy I’ve ever met. He got me through spider attacks, my little sister being born, appendicitis, going to uni and living alone for the first time, bad break ups, and everything in between – he only doesn’t still sleep in my bed because a) he’s incredibly delicate and b) I think my other half would find that a bit too weird. I do still get him down if I feel sick or have had a really bad day though. Because teddies don’t stop providing comfort just because you’re an adult!