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..