Monday 25 February 2008

Life long friends...

Whilst I was in blog land over the weekend I came across Jayne's wonderful site, Country Cottage Chic Click here to see her blog. She has a Teddy Challenge at the moment for people to share photos of their childhood ted or toy. My childhood teddy is called Billy, I can still remember when my Aunty gave him to me when I was little, must have been about 5 I should think. She won him in a raffle, he was all fluffy and with a pale yellow ribbon round his neck - he looks a little different nowadays! He went everywhere with me and I slept with him every night, he even came on adventures like a holiday to South Africa with my Granny where she used to live.

My other special toy was a cloth horse called Blue Boy (I've always been crazy about horses) that stayed at Granny's so he was there to greet me everytime I stayed. I have a sweet photo of my Mum as a child with Blue Boy, so he's had quite a life!

I've taken a photo of these two friends along with Willem, my Mum's chad valley bear (in the jumper) that she was given for her 21st They all keep an eye on me in my craft room :) I took a photo of them on my piano, you can also see my lovely horse statue that I inherited from Granny.

I spent yesterday needle felting a little easter friend to go with a mini bear I'm making, so watch this space :) Catherine x


Tracy said...

Your childhood friends are so sweet! I'm afraid I no longer have many of my childhood treasures...a damp attic long ago wrecked most of my old books and toys and they had to be very much I still had them. Can't wait to see your Easter treat. Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

Shelli said...

What a sweet post and such cute friends. I'm jealous; my only childhood bear, "Beary Bear," was somehow lost in time. Enjoy those treasures!

Country Cottage Chic said...

What lovely bears & horses! We seem to have quite a few things in common - a love of horses & bears & a South African connection!

I have added your post to the "Teddy Bear Challenge" list.


Bumpkin Hill said...

thanks Tracy, Shelli and Jayne - I certainly do treasure these friends dearly. Tracy I am so sorry to hear you lost so much of your treasures, that must be really hard. I'm sure you are making lots of lovely new treasures now though :) Jayne, I thought so too when I read about you, it's such fun to meet new people through the wonder of internet :)Catherine x

cd&m said...

Bears and horses what more could anyone ask for? Just came over from Jayne's Teddy Bear Challenge, this is great fun isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Found you at Jayne's Teddy Bear Challenge, I've posted some of my childhood toys too.

Willow said...

My husband still has his bear and I have my mother's oilcloth doll from the 1920s. All of my special friends evidently disappeared during one of my parents' moves. Oh well. I'll just make my own!

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