I'm not sure if any of you out there in interweb-land watch a wonderful BBC programme called The Repair Shop, but it's based around a group of expert and extremely talented craftspeople who work in a largish barn and repair people's treasured possessions and family heirlooms. There has to be a personal reason for the repair - the idea is not to just do anything so you can go off and sell things at a profit - Great Uncle Bulgaria's long lost lemonade bottle for example, or Great Aunt Lilly's hot water bottle cover. The stories are usually a bit sentimental and, here's a confession for a hardened quilter, I'm quite often found blubbing into a hankie.
So I thought I'd have a go at Ted who's been sitting in a bin bag in a cupboard for a number of years. Who can throw their childhood teddy away? I thought that as he was in a state, I'd do my own Repair Shop jobby on him.
I began by snipping some stitching that I'd put in as a child, and hollowing him out - a stuffinectomy, followed by a warm bath.
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