I have since knitted them each a Christmas sweater and matching hat and dress them up each year during the festive season.
This sweet little bear is called Murphy and I bought him while on a visit to Melbourne. He was dressed in a white jumper with an Australian flat appliqued on the front. I have since had to knit him another jumper, as the white one was ruined in the wash - the colours from the flag had run and bled onto the white yarn - not a good look!
These two bears dressed in naval uniforms were bought for me by my husband when he and I were visiting Devonport, which is a lovely coastal town and naval base on the North Shore of Auckland.