I made a bunny for my niece (and one for my co-worker’s toddler). I bought the book 1,2,3 Sew ages ago (back when I first started sewing). I’ve read bits and pieces of it, started planning a few projects from it, but never actually sewn any of the patterns. Until this weekend, when I decided to take the weekend to do a bunch of projects. This bunny is super simple and can be done in an afternoon, if you don’t spend a lot of time doing extra embroidery around the heart (like I did). The book also has matching puppets (which I plan to make at a later date) and a mouse (which can also be a pin cushion).
I decided to use vibrant spring colours: blue and purple for my niece and green and pink (as requested) for the other toddler. I started with some fabric I have from Lizzy House’s Hello Pilgrim collection, which I love because it’s fun, vibrant but not childish.
The bunnies were easy. So was the mouse, except that I was making it late on a work day, so I was too tired to notice when the fold in one ear came loose before I sewed it properly, so I will have to fix that later.
I also have a very cool pillow that I made with the same fabric collection last fall. I love the pillow, but it doesn’t really match anything else, so I’m going to dismantle it and turn it into a doll blanket to go with the bunny and mouse. Somehow, or another, I hope to get all of this done before next weekend.
Happy Chocolate Egg Eating Weekend!