December 1, 2014

Teddy Bear Day ~ First Box for 2015 & New Sponsor

My friend runs a brick and mortar discount craft store.  She recently opened an online store, The Rag Bag of Shelby, and donated fabric for me to make a dress for one of my shoe boxes.  I got to "shop for free" at her online store.  I chose this sweet cotton fabric Teddy Bear print--it is a Boyd Bears print.  It so soft to the touch.  So I began to build my first box for the 2015 Operation Christmas Child collection around this dress.

The Rag Bag of Shelby Teddy Bear Fabric

Do you remember the Kohl's Cares Bear I wrote about earlier that I just couldn't resist?  He will be tucked inside the box with the dress.  I added the blue bow to
match the dress fabric.

Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box Teddy


Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box checked bow
One of the teddy bears
had a green and white
checked bow.
I designed this hat to match it.
Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box checked crochet hat
The Rag Bag also supplied the yarn from their
online store.


There are purple hearts in the background of the fabric so I added some sparkly purple shoes and socks with purple hearts.

 Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box shoes

I chose to match the bright yellow in this bear's flower to match the ribbon and bias tape trims on the dress. I love to include bright colors in my boxes.  The Rag Bag of Shelby also supplied all of the trims.

Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box fabric


I found some free coloring sheets online and printed some off to make a specialized coloring book to tuck inside.  I'll also add some blank pages so she can draw her own.

Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box coloring book

I also found some teddy bear wrapping paper to wrap the box in.  I think I'll try to find a fun picture of a teddy to include inside the lid.

Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box wrapping paper

Here it is all together.  Notice I also made a little drawstring purse to match.  There is still much to be added over the course of the year, but at least I have my anchor items all picked out.

Operation Christmas Child Teddy Bear Shoe box gift

A special thanks to Joanne and  The Rag Bag of Shelby for helping put this box together with the donation of crafting supplies.

Happy Packing!

4 comments:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Such a thoughtful gift.You are going to make one little girl very, very happy, Cheryl.

Cheryl said...

Thank you, Pam. I would love to see her smile :-) .

Denise Marie said...

Will you place this into the box? And then label what it needs? I feel like I should match clothing and shoes and set them into boxes?

Cheryl said...

Yes, I will, Denise Marie. Sorry I am just now seeing your comment.

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