Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Saved - phew!

I can't do it - I can't throw, give or donate everything away. These are the ones that were 'saved'.

Panda's getting rather old and sad now. He's been with me since I was 3. The others are DD's or DS's and bring back all sorts of happy memories. There are 2 Gordon the Gophers in there somewhere and Emu has inspired 2 other Emu fancy dress costumes. Postman Pat was knitted by a colleague who also knitted his cat and his van! The van is long gone. Puppets feature strongly as they were very popular - Sooty, Sweep plus others. There are some cuddly cats in there, of course and plenty of teddies. Shaun the Sheep sat on a bed for quite a long time if I remember rightly. There's a bag of him somewhere in a wardrobe - everyone seemed to walk around with one on their backs. The little panda had to be bought from the CS. His jacket says 'Take me Home' so I did. Rodney the knitted bear was from the needles of  the same colleague who produced Postman Pat. He was a favourite from day 1.

Oh well, I'll just have to de-clutter somewhere else now.

Hooray says Emu.



  1. I used to love watching Emu x

  2. Of course they are keepers! Is that a Merrythought Bear (bottom right corner) Rodney the Teddy made me smile, that's my dad's name (Rodney not Ted)! Years ago when my boys were about three and four, I made four Postman Pat Jumpers (two were for my friend's two boys) the front had Postman Pat and his cat, on the back I knitted the van, which was a pullover on the pattern.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  3. I knitted Postman Pat for my daughters, and a Peter Rabbit, DD still has Peter. These are keepers, the house would be empty without them.

  4. Heh heh, I know just what you mean, some things are just too precious. I still have my 'pandy' from when I was 2, very love worn now, but I couldn't throw him away xx

  5. I'm exactly the same with soft toys. Just can't let go. I have a panda that I've had since I was a toddler too, and a gordon the gopher hand puppet and a knitted teddy that my mum made many years ago. They seem like little friends when you've spent your childhood talking to them. I just can't discard them.

  6. I wouldn't have been able to part with them either, perhaps that's why there's more than one bag full of soft toys in our loft.


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