I mentioned recently that I was thinking of opening an online shop. With this in mind, a few commissions and a market planned for later in the year, I am finding myself in a bunny making frenzy!
Well, ok, maybe not a frenzy, but more of a happy kind of purposeful & productive space. Yesterday I worked on Manda's bunny. She suggested a black cardi might be sweet so Mum came up with one in a beautiful black moss stitch. I then spent quite a while dithering about which fabric to use. In the end I chose a black & white gingham which I was a bit nervous about but I"m so happy with the way it turned out.
Then I thought she might look pretty with an apron! So this little doily/runner was cut in half, ribbon attached and an apron was made. I love to use my op shopped finds in my bunny making. The gingham was from a shirt, the buttons and doilies are all op shop treasures. This combined with the alpaca offcuts mean that excluding the filling, eyes & thread everything else is repurposed or recycled. I mentioned this to my kids last night as they are looking into recycling and waste as part of their studies at school. I'm thinking it might be fun to do a craft activity with them using recycled materials. Do you have any idea's I could use?
Now, time for the button jar. Green, white, clear or red?
This might seem like a small decision but I like the bunnies to be Just Right, and the detail is so important to me.
Ok, we're going with red. Now she's starting to come together. Time for some eyes...
...and a label and she is finished! I hope you like her Manda.
Daisy has been working over time making sure that the bunnies are all up to scratch.
What a helpful dog she is.
What are you up to today? I'm popping over to see Kirsty and maybe have a
peek into your world.
See you soon, xo