Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Lots of new friends!

Unfortunately though, I'll have to say goodbye to these friends.  One has left me already...  What the hell are you talking about Wendy?  Oh yes, you don't know which friends I mean, do you?  It's not you lot!  Here's a little clue.


Helpful?  No?  That is 16 little paws and lots of scraps.  16 little paws for 4 little linen bunnies.  I made one of these bunnies before, for myself, you can see Humphrey here if you want, there's also a link to the (not free) pattern.



Here's a picture of Simon waiting to be born.  They look so cute like this.  Yes, I've named him Simon, but I know he'll get a new name at his new home.



This is a picture of Pedro and Mabel visiting Tiff.  Tiff had no interest in Pedro and Mable, she was far more interested in the breakfast I'd just dished up!  Harry was hiding downstairs.



And here's Simon and Gunther visiting Colin.  Colin looks a little alarmed!  Ellis was far too busy trying to turn her blue thing over.  She has two blue things now so it takes her longer to flip them.



I lined them up on the bench, but Simon didn't want his photo taken so turned his back.  They've all got little flannel fluffy tales and floppy ears.  I stuffed them all different amounts (by accident) so they're all different.



After I'd taken that last photo, Simon decided he DID want his photo taken.  His belly and ears are made from part of a Moda layer cake, no idea which line.  The rest of him is grey linen.  Lovely to sew with but very very frayey.  Simon will be a Christmas present for my friend's son.



Pedro loved having his photo taken and even raised his ears up.  Well I think he loved it, my Spanish is a bit rusty...  His belly is from a Michael Miller print that I picked up a while ago and couldn't cut into as I loved it!  Pedro is a Christmas present for my not-born yet nephew, so I had to use something special.



Mabel and Gunther are both made from part of a Moda nameless layer cake.  Mabel fell asleep when I was taking this photo.  She will be a present for my friends' new baby when he or she is born next month.


And finally we have Gunther.  He's already on his way to his new home.  I made him for my brother's friend's new baby, Sam.  He's 2 weeks old and I've only just sent his present!  I paired Gunther with the panda hat I crocheted. 

I learnt something new, and very useful, about my sewing machine whilst making these four.  The pattern said to triple stitch the paws, ears and body.  I assumed I didn't have a triple stitch and so sewed back and forth over the ears and paws 3 times.  Before I sewed the bodies together, I did wonder about this triple stitch and checked my manual - yes, I do have one!  I think it will be a good choice for sewing in future.  Do you all use a triple stitch for soft toys and pouches and bags and stuff?



30 comments:

Libby said...

Cute cute little bunnies! You are so funny...and talented!

Cass said...

So cute! Mabel is my fave. :)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love them! Too fun!!
xx, shell

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Awww....these are so cute!

Lisa said...

These are adorable! Great gifts! I'm sure they'll be happy in their new homes : )

Mindy said...

Just adorable!

supermom said...

Those bunnies are adorable! I remember you posting about the first one you made... they must be fun to make if you've gone ahead and made four more.

The Dotty One said...

So cute!! I love that picture of Simon "waiting to be born"! :o)

Helby said...

Adorable! I'll have to save this idea for next Easter.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

These are soooo cute!!! Adding to pinterest!!

Sewandthecity said...

I have seen those cuties before, and I wanted the pattern but still have not bough it. Sixteen of them did you say…that is lots of little paws and ears. Sweet!

Fiona said...

those are so so cute.... I do have triple stitch but never thought of using it on softies... I will now... great tip..
Hugz

Joysze said...

Awwwwww... AHHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!! awwwww!!!!!!!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

So cute! Love this idea.

Alida
radcrafter.com

Too many eggs said...

very cute.....

Rachael @ Fresh Squeezed Home said...

So cute. Love the cotton tail!!

Sandra :) said...

Your buns are adorable - you'll be sad to see the little sweeties leave for their new homes!

I had no idea about the triple stitch - it turns out my machine has it as well (well, the 201 doesn't have it, but the newer one does) so I'll try it on my next stuffy - thanks doll!

Allie said...

How cute are they!!! No, I've never used my triple stitch, and probably never will, lol!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

These are the cutest dang bunnies I've ever seen :) Love them!

Carmen said...

This is adorable! Gonna hit the stash and make some...too cute. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-4-winner-of-silk-poppy-pin.html . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @ RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Very, very cute bunnies!

Leslie said...

HAA! these are SOOO CUTE! the real bunnies too! ;)
I LOVE your names for them, especially pedro!

Mindie Hilton said...

Very cute bunnies, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

Carolyn said...

Adorable bunnies. I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Hope to see you there.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/10/inspiration-board-link-party-19.html
carolyn - homework

Sparrow's Nest said...

awww, love your bunnies :) all of them!

Chris said...

Hi Wendy, what little darlings you have created. Good job. I'm sure they will appreciate finding new homes and then you can make more, LOL Thanks for sharing. I recently found your blog and am now following and will continue to visit often. Please pop on over to my blog and maybe you would like to follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris

Suzanne said...

Very cute!

Pam said...

They are very sociable little bunnies... LOL!!! Just love the floppy and not so floppy ears.

CeLynn said...

Very sweet little bunnies! I have never heard of the triple stitch,sounds a lot easier than sewing back and forth though.

Janine said...

These are wonderful and Tiff is very pretty :)