14 September 2006

Reconstructing BeBe

Jeremy's mom passed along his childhood teddy bear to us and he's been resting comfortably in the closet for over a year now, waiting for a reason to come out of the shadows. Feet reattached through the years with shades of thick thread ranging from bright red to pale blue to school bus yellow, he had also earned small gaping holes in his throat and down the center of his back. Obviously, BeBe was well loved at one time in his life...even to the point that his nose had fallen off.




Now that we have a son coming, I decided it was time for BeBe to have a makeover. His retro polka dot overalls are actually back in style again, so he needed very little adjustment, other than a bit of mending. Out came the sewing kit, scissors, and a scrap of brown felt...



Jeremy was less than thrilled about my addition of blue pom-pom buttons to BeBe's overalls. He says the pom-poms look "Hungarian," whatever that means. But he compromised and let me keep them, if I promised not to tie a bow around BeBe's neck or add any other embellishments.




A few hours of stitching later, and BeBe is ready to befriend the next generation of a Casella boy.


We'll see how long his nose lasts this time around...

3 comments:

Katie Casella said...

Kierstin, I love your refurbishing of BeBe. Our entire family love him so it is really special that you got him all ready for your little son. Love, Katie

jason said...

i remember him!

Christine said...

Precious! I love that he's red. That is one special bear. Do you think he might like to be friends with my lil bear, John-John?