doll/bear carrier

Here's my latest project selection from the Oliver + S: Little Things to Sew book:

the bear carrier!   I'm telling you, this book is gold when it comes to making handmade gifts for children.  Every project is a big hit (I've also made several explorer vests and the red riding hood cape). 

This carrier was for another one of Oscar's friends, but we tried it on his favorite bear to get the straps sized properly.  He was ecstatic - hands free bear travel?  Life doesn't get much better.   "Let's try glow turtle next!" he says.

Can you imagine the tears when I had to package it up for the birthday party?  Oh, man, was Oscar mad.  I promised to make a special one just for him, which means Ruby will probably need one, too.   My to-do list never stops growing.

22 comments:

Holly said...

I love your bear carrier! I had a similar experience when I made one. I asked my son to try it on for me so I could get the straps right, and he went from "No way, it's pink!" to "Can you make me one to carry Fat Kitty?" (his stuffed cat) in 2 seconds flat.

yolanda said...

I`ve just recieve my oliver+s one! (I ordered it after read your awesome red riding hood cape entrie!) It looks fantastic! thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Oh, how perfect is this!! That book is on my wish list for Christmas, but now I'm thinking I really need to make a few of those carriers for Christmas... what's a girl to do...

sweetestthings said...

I love it! I made my little girls a doll carrier using my own measurements and they love it!! use it all the time:) Oscar is so cute! he looks so happy in the picture. I'm sure he didn't know that the carrier wasn't going to be his for long!

maddmomma said...

That is so darling! Oscar looks so happy wearing it in all the pictures. Looks like a hit for Christmas?

Kayla said...

Yep pretty sure my daughter needs one of those. You are SO RIGHT, the to do list never stops growing. I don't think we'll ever reach the end of it in our lifetime! But it's so fun to see how much they love the stuff we make. He is stinkin' cute btw!

MaxxSilly said...

Adorable. Hopefully he won't try to stick his sister in it! Great work...as usual.

Jennifer said...

So cute! I need to put this on the project list...my daughter tries to get me to make a Moby Wrap out of just about anything for her baby doll.

hannah said...

Oh man, there are no words. Truly a great gift for girls and boys alike!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I don't sew well enough to desire doing it, but I'm starting to think I might need to order that book. I've got my own kiddo now, and I expect he'll be invited to birthday parties in the future...

Celeste said...

I have a little boy who just turned three also. Any time he sees me making anything, he asks, "Is that for me?"
Such a cute carrier.

Suki said...

I want to buy this book a little more each time you post a project from there!

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Oh my thats cute!

The Henrich Family said...

now that is cute. glad it's a good crafting book!

Evelyn Campbell Curtis said...

This looks so cute and fun! You are amazingly talented at sewing! I just recently designed and made my own bag for church. You can see it here. http://aftertheroyalwedding.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-project-complete-done.html
it is ameteur, but it was fun
www.yawysya.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I think i need to start my christmas wishlist.... oliver+s book!

Aquilter said...

This is a really cute project! I'd love to make some for my grand-daughters.

lecsmiscellany said...

Lovely, as always. I have this project on my to-do list as well. Maybe for Christmas?

You have inspired me to start making gifts myself, and it has been very rewarding. Thank you for such a beautiful blog.

thingsforboys said...

that is just too cute! Beautiful blog

Michelle said...

Hi there! I just ordered this pattern from your link but want to buy the fabric ahead of time. Do you remember how much fabric it calls for for the main body of the carrier and the straps?

Thank you. Love your blog and all the beautiful projects and pictures!

-Michelle

Michelle said...

And one more question - I see you have two sets of buttons on the straps. Is that so it can be used for a different size?

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