ninja bear!

ninja bear - made from "peg bear" pattern in One Yard Wonders

The creators of the book One Yard Wonders are producing a sequel, and are currently asking for project submissions. The deadline is April 1st (i know! sorry!) extended to April 11! but if you’ve got a pattern that you’ve been itching to publish, this could be your chance!

I decided to submit a pattern, but before finalizing I had to see the first book to make sure I was on the right track. So I picked it up from the library… it’s a darling book! Great pictures, some very cute projects, and the two things that every craft book should have but not nearly enough do: spiral bound pages and patterns printed on tissue and presented in an envelope.

Even though I had borrowed the book in order to use it as a guide, I couldn’t pass up a chance to make something as adorable as the “Peg Bear” pattern. So, shoving homework aside, I stitched up this little guy who is now affectionately referred to as Ninja Bear! Stuffed to the brink of explosion, he’s quite heavy, very huggable, and incredibly sneaky.

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9 Responses

  1. Mumsy says:

    He’s wonderful, Sam!! I love the colors you chose for him.

  2. hannah says:

    Ninja Bear!

  3. Michelle says:

    I love him! Good luck with submitting a pattern, Sam! All of your projects are awesome, so if they don’t choose your pattern to be in the book they’re crazy.

  4. Krys says:

    This is so cute. My boys would love it. I need the pattern. :)

  5. Kaytlin says:

    um hi i stumbled on your blog while looking for a tutorial on how to make bracelets out of starburst wrappers. i looked at some of the other entries and i was wondering if you so;d those cute plushies you make, like in kits or the patterns, i think they are too cute and would very much like one.

  6. Winnie says:

    I also really wish that you can sell the fabrics in kits so that we could make them ourselves because i really adore the pattern of the ninja bear and would like to have one for myself. :) I think all the things that you make are absolutely adorable !!!!

  7. Farah says:

    dear sam,
    this doll is adorable..i am really looking for the pattern for this doll.. i’m thinking that it is such a waste to throw away old clothes, so this kind of dolls is a perfect way to use those old cloth..may i have the pattern please..? ;))

    • Sam says:

      Hi Farah,
      The pattern is not mine, it was published in a book called “One Yard Wonders”, which can be found on Amazon, but I borrowed my copy from the library. Hopefully they have it at your library, too – it’s a neat book with easy-to-use patterns! And ninja bear (this little guy) is one of my favorite things i’ve ever made.



  8. Farah says:

    Hi sam. ;)

    oh? okay i’ll look for it..thank you so much!


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