Friday, April 20, 2007

Catching Up: wee bunnies

So our Easter wasn't completely non-handmade (thanks for all your sweet comments on my little boys!). After a year of salivating over everyone else's pictures of their Wee Wonderful bunnies, I finally made my own. Three of them - one for step-grandbaby J, and one for each of my boys.

I did baby J's with free fabric I got from a freecycler - soft yellow for the front and yellow, blue, white diamond fabric (from a Peter Rabbit line) for the back. The boys were a little enchanted with him.






I was fairly pleased, too. Unfortunately, my next two attempts didn't turn out as well. Perhaps I rushed myself too much, which exacerbated my tendency towards suckiness in several critical areas: handsewing the last little bit where the stuffing goes in; sewing on pompoms, sewing on little eyes, and embroidering the already-stuffed bunny. It was still kind of fun, though.


These were made with soft leftover light blue fabric from this project (also a gift for baby J), and some free Peter Rabbit from the same freecycler. My boys are crazy about Peter Rabbit, and I thought this fabric was so cute. The above is the only pic I have of both bunnies because the boys quickly tore one of the eyes off one of them, and I've yet to repair it.




It turns out that I like the idea of making little soft toys much better than I actually like making them. Still, I was happy to have done them. And if I can ever master the fine art of sewing a stuffed animal up without it looking completely wretched, I might try again.

10 comments:

mames said...

great lil' stuffies. and i just scrolled thru the easter pictures, such beautiful boys, they make me so excited about the imminent arrival of our beans. twins, twice as nice, i hope one of ours has curls like lb, i have the same type hair as you, so we'll have to see.

Rachel said...

Oh, those came out just wonderfully! I would have loved something like that in my Easter basket when I was little. I'm very impressed -- great job!

Songbird said...

These are so cute!

Janelle said...

Oh, I love those, they're really adorable! And of course the boys always are, too!

St. Casserole said...

Fabulous stuffies! Your boys are too cute!

KBlicious said...

omg soooooooooooooo freakin cute!!!!! i LOVE them!!!!

Meredith said...

Very cute! I think I also like the idea of sewing things better than I actually like sewing...oh well. Love the pictures of your boys all dressed up too!

schrodinger said...

Those bunnies are so cute - but not as adorable as your boys!!

amisha said...

the bunnies are so so cute! love the fabrics and the little faces :)
handsewing that bit where the stuffing goes in is really hard for me, too. there must be some trick... wish i knew what it was :)

Alisha said...

Mine didn't come out as nice as yours....great job!!!