Cedric’s Christmas Adventure

Ho Ho Ho…

Are you getting that Christmassy feeling yet? Cedric certainly is!

We would like to share a new story with you, Cedric’s Christmas Adventure.

We do want to tell you in advance that the story includes a reference to Covid-19.

We’d love to hear what you think about it. We hope you enjoy it. 😀

With warmest wishes from Katie, Anne and Lucia x

Colouring Competition

We had some amazing entries for our Colour Cedric colouring competition. The children who entered were all between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. They all put a lot of effort in to their entries.

Anne Bowes kindly judged the competition. You can see all the entries, including the winning one by Cotty, here.

Cedric features in the Basingstoke Gazette

The Adventures of Cedric the Bear was featured in the Basingstoke Gazette today. It’s been a long journey from when Cedric was first created in 2012 to now being able to say we have a book published.

Have a look at the article here.

How Cedric became a book!

Cedric and Katie were in a TV competition called Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution – and they won! Lucia, a writer, saw the show and called Katie to suggest turning Cedric into the star of a book. They agreed, contacted Anne, an illustrator, and together they created The Adventures of Cedric the Bear.

How Cedric was made

Cedric Junior foot fabric small

Before Cedric came to life in the books he was a handmade teddy bear.

I made Cedric to sit approximately 4 inches tall and filled him with premium glass beads to give just the right weight. I hand wove his fabric using a beautifully soft Tencel yarn and a twill structure which is what gives him his unique diagonal line and diamond pattern. I cut and hand stitched him together before finishing him with a stitched nose and glass eyes.

I completed every stage by hand using traditional techniques meaning approximately 20 hours of love went in to making him.

For more in depth detail about how I made him please take a look at my blog Here

Katie