Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bunny for Baby

I finished this little bunny just a day or so before Emma was born. 


I used the template from Molly’s Sketchbook over at the Purl Bee - it’s definitely a beginner-friendly project with easy sewing and a small supplies list.

Instead of the suggested (but expensive) felted wool, I went with a cream flannel. Still nice and cozy.






My biggest dilemma was which fabric to use for the ears. In the end, I loved the coral flannel but decided to be bold and go with the circles. - Always a tough decision for this plain jane grey/black/blue-clothes wearing gal.



Frankly, the rabbit is only a bit smaller than our little girl, although Emma’s got bunny beat in the buddha belly department. 





Ben has been coveting the bunny (and the rest of Emma’s toys); perhaps we should whip up another version for our little boy. Maybe we’ll have more luck with the stuffed animal than we did with the offer of a doll



xo,

Sonja

4 comments:

  1. Just happened upon your post as I was whizzing through the webs to catch up on my reading (a new job will do that to a pregnant woman! Just let me put my feet up and relax in the evenings....). But, I wanted to pass on this book: I have it and love it. I'd recommend scanning the pattern, enlarging it on something like excel, and then printing it though-- photocopiers can be tricky to enlarge appropriately, and this method let me see the pattern size before printing.

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Stuffed-Animals-Instructions/dp/1592537995/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391058133&sr=1-11&keywords=sew+animals

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    1. Looks like a great book, thanks Jessika! I am definitely in the category of ‘needs step by step tutorials and instructions’ sewer. I am in awe of those that can craft patterns and designs off the top of their heads.

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  2. How sweet! Wonderful job. :)

    Also, (I'm combining responses on posts) Happy Birthday to Ben!

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    1. Muchas gracias, Amanda! I’m following your lead on working on ‘fun’ projects this year. Much more enjoyable.

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