Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bunny love

This is a belated present to welcome a friend's second baby into the world.  It is not the hand made gift I had intended for her but I am sure she will be pleased with it.  
Gift number one was going to be the kimono top from Weekend Sewing.  It was a fated project from the start.  I had decided to use an old pair of my girls pyjamas which were made from beautifully soften flannel. Hours of painstaking unpicking yielded just enough fabric with a few added joins, then I cut the pattern out wrong. Agghh!  After more painstaking jiggery pokery I managed to make good, but this little top had more seams than sense.  I still maintain the instructions were not clear...Nevertheless I ploughed on as I had invested so many hours in it already. Anyway, cut a long boring story short another hitch further down the line meant I had to abort.  I will save the fabric for another day..
So here comes bunny...The pattern is from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts.  Yes, I did end up buying this book, and I'm thrilled with it. I am a Martha Stewart convert!!  It was really easy to follow and I made up bunny in a few hours last night.  I used lovely soft flannel scraps that I had, the spotty was from Joann's and pink fabric Ann Marie Horner. 

Doesn't it look like a bunny ready for some love?


  1. Oh my god, the traumas of that kimono sound all to familair...My friend tried to make one from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for little ones and had some very similar sounding issues...Such a nightmare when you cut the pattern wrong though...I shall look forward to meeting this bunny in the flesh! Martha is a legend is she not?? Her website is also brilliant for printables and so much is free...

  2. good tip, I shall check out the website