Friday, June 21, 2013
Harden the Hare...
This adorable wool bunny is one I purchased from Shell of the Rasberry Rabbits blog. However Donna of Brynwood Needleworks actually created and stitched this bunny. Much to my surprise Donna has recently announced the availability of her pattern to make such cute bunnies. I immediately purchased my pattern from her link to Craftsy. I had my pattern faster than I could imagine.
Sew...I went searching for some appropriate wool. I don't have a huge selection (this is only a shoebox sized container) but I have some very small pieces from making flower pins.
I selected my favorite blue and a soft pink to line the ears with. The British themed scissors and felt flag tag that I am using as my pin holder I purchased from Donna also. She has a lovely shop on her blog.
In no time at all I had my little bunny all cut out and ready to assemble. I must say Donna's pattern is excellent with photos and precise directions.
Here I have blanket stitched the pocket top and then machine stitched the pocket to the body back. I cannot tell you how exciting this is to be making one after purchasing one. I absolutely love handmade!
Taking shape with the proper stuffing and crushed walnut shells which are recommended for sharpening pins and needles. The back pocket holds a small pair of scissors. How clever is that?
Here I am stitching the lining to the ear. Sew easy and the result is quite nice.
The finished bunny side profile. I love his fluffy cotton tail!
I am pleased to introduce Harden the Hare. Harden actually means "from the valley of the hares". This was such a fun and quick and easy bunny to create. Thank you Donna for such a superb pattern. I believe there are more bunnies in my future. In fact I was certain I had some brown wool but didn't see it in my little stash. So I went searching and of course it was in a "special" pile that was on the sewing table. I also have some other ideas but need to work out some logistics. Even Mr. C likes this bunny. Harden makes me happy.
Today is the first official day of Summer and yet it is very cool here with the Delta Breeze. This year we have had more wind (oops I should say breeze) than I can ever remember. I am still hoping for rain to keep the fire danger down. The days are longer and I love the sunlight as it gives me more energy and time to enjoy my days.
Creative Joy to each of you...