McFuffy is an exploring polar bear. He can remember growing up in Scotland listing to his great uncle McScruffy’s stories of his great adventures in far off lands with exotic creatures and fascinating places.
Now I know by now, you are probably thinking … “um excuse me … polar bears don’t come from Scotland, they come from the Arctic!”, and you are absolutely right, most polar bears do live in the Arctic. But according to McFluffy, there is a small and very ancient clan of polar bears that live, and have always lived, in the Scottish highlands.
Rumour has it that this clan of Scottish polar bears live some where near Loch Ness and are in fact the ones responsible for the Loch Ness Monster stories.
It is believed that one day, someone almost accidentally discovered the secret entrance to where they live. In order to keep there little corner of the world from being discovered and over run with tourist and scientist, two young bears took an old Chinese dragon puppet that someone had bought back with them after visiting China, to Lock Ness and pretended to be some mysterious water monster.
Their hope was that it would peak the interests of the stranger and he would wonder off and away from their home. They had no idea what a fuss it would cause.
Last week, McFluffy had his coming of age partly. His mum and dad presented him with is coming of age present – his very own tartan beret, which is, off course, the pride and joy of every proud Scottish polar bear … they never leave home with out it, that’s how you can tell if you are talking with a Scottish Polar Bear. But it was his great uncle McScruffy’s present he really loved. It was the journal McScruffy kept while he was travelling. Every page is filled with all the stories he heard growing up.
So, now McFluffy has set off to have his very own adventures around the world. He has a list of the the fascinating places, and all the exotic creatures, and of course all the people he wants to visit on his journey. It’s a very long list, but I’m sure I saw your name on there, so don’t for get to keep your eye open for a polar bear wearing a tartan beret :)
Would you like to make your very own McFluffy to take on adventures. Or maybe you would like to make a whole bunch to send out into the world, in all sorts of colours [polar bears don't have to always be white, some of them like to dye their hair just like you and I]
Click here to read more about this sewing e-pattern and where to buy it …
Happy sewing …