Sunday, May 26, 2013

Teddies for Outback Kids

Just recently, Knitting for Brisbane's Needy was asked to make knitted teddy bears, with indigenous coloured sweaters knitted into the bodies.  I didn't fancy the idea of actually making Teddy Bears - so I got onto Facebook, and on one of the local Toowoomba Giveaway pages, asked for any unwanted teddy bears. Then I set to and made each teddy a little jumper/sweater in indigenous aboriginal colours of black, yellow and red.
These are just the first few that I made, I ended up with a total of  51 teddies, two rabbits, two monkeys, two dogs and a tiger donated! So far I have completed 26 teddies, and am currently working as fast as I can to get the others finished.

The teddies will be given to aboriginal children who are taken into care by Child Safety  for whatever reason,  something to cuddle in a scary situation.....
There will be more pictures soon..


Maria said...

They are so sweet, Yvette!

Dorothy said...

Great idea Yvette - the teddies look gorgeous in their little jumpers and I'm sure they'll be appreciated by the recipients.

Anita said...

Hi Yvette,
The teddies are so cute and what a good cause they will go to. Amazing too what you find on Facebook. I have just finished knitting stocking for soldiers projects....found that on Facebook too!!
Cheers, Anita.