Friday, April 13, 2012

Sally ~ Burlap Make-Do Teddy

Meet Sally!

Yes, Sally loves to sew.

She is always there to lend a helping hand while you create your new treasures.  :) Heehee!


Sally is my newest burlap bear creation.
She is a make-do bear.
Instead of legs, she has an antique hog scrapper base.
She measures approx. 11" tall.
She has a hump back design, just like the old ones


Sally's body was made from a vintage burlap feed sack.
She is completely rag stuffed (burlap remnants).
She is not jointed in any way.
Her clothing and bow were made from vintage, brown and white dot, cotton, fabric.
She also comes wearing a necklace of vintage brown and white buttons.
In her hands she holds a little pin cushion, which I made from old white, blue and brown striped ticking fabric.


Sally has antique shoe button eyes and hand stitched facial features.
She and her clothing has been put through an aging process to give her that wonderful, old, prim, appearance.
I use burlap for the body, to give the appearance that all of her fur has been loved away.


No glue is ever used on my bears.
Everything is either machine or hand sewn.
My original creation.
Sally, like all of my bears, is One Of A Kind creation.
She will come with a hang tag stating my name and that she is a One of a Kind creation.





Yes, I know…

I’m going nuts with the photos, Again!

:)  Heehee!

Just a few more….




Sally is currently listed in my Etsy shop.

If you are interested…

CLICK HERE to pop right over and check her out.

I am currently working on two more bears and working on drawing out a new style of bear body.

Nothing much to share today, except Sally.

Life has been pretty boring here at the Young’s Homestead.

Guess I better go get back to sewing, which is all I have done lately. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



Tam said...

Oh, how I love this, Not usually a big bear fan but the color and uniqueness of your OOAK is Amazing. Great Creation you have in this one.

Tam said...

Oh, how I love this, Not usually a big bear fan but the color and uniqueness of your OOAK is Amazing. Great Creation you have in this one.

Carol Stuck said...

Sally is absolutely precious!!! Her little face is sooo sweet! Awesome job, Tammy!


Mary said...

Sally is so SWEET!! Love her polka dot dress and bow in her hair! I'm sure she will sell fast Tammy...Mary

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

ALL your bears are cute, but I think this is the best one yet!! So adorable on the old hog scraper. Love her!!--Jan

Primitive at Heart said...

You really out did yourself on Sally! She is just cute as button


Penny said...

Sally is adorable! Love her polka dots.... Wonderful job, Tammy!

cynthia lee designs said...

Sally is so adorable!!
Love her!!

Anna Hanley said...

Hello Tammy,Hello to Sally -This one is a keeper so adorable.The pictures are great.Have a great week end, Hugs and Blessings, Anna

Beth said...

What a cute bear! Great idea!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Tam:
I love your "Burlap Bears" and Sally is my new favorite. Super sweet, no wonder you can't stop taking her picture!

Unknown said...

I'm loving these burlap bears...too cute!

Cindi said...

Love it! So unique. My dream is to one day own one of your bears!
Be blessed!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

What a sweetie she is. You did a great job on her.
Have a great weekend.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tammy~ so precious~ love her~
have a wonderful weekend~

Firecracker Kid said...

Sweet! That Sally's got some sassy style now. I love her :o) Nicely done Tammy.


Wonderful creation. Sally is so beautiful. Linda

prims by olde lady morgan said...


she is soooo adorable!!! Love her! I don't know how you can work with burlap...LOL... It's one of those that I hate the feel to it... weird, I know....
No rug hooking yet... I made the mistake of putting my frame out of site, so I keep forgetting.... but soon! OLM

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I LOVE your bear!! Its absolutly adorable the base is so creative!!