Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Bunny Boos X 2

So I've had two little Sweet Bunny Boos living in the back of my mind for quite a while and just this morning I decided to bring them to life! In keeping with my New Year's resolutions, I challenged myself by sketching them out on some newspaper and making my own pattern. Any time I sketch my own pattern, I always use newspaper because I like the size and I do not feel bad using a ton of it because it is only going to end up in the recycler any ways.

(Sweet Bunny Boo free hand pattern)

I made Boy Bunny Boo first and his front seemed like it was missing something, so when I made Girl Bunny Boo next I decided to add a flannel heart, which I think makes her super sweet!

Sweet Bunny Boo Girl & Sweet Bunny Boo Boy (front)


I also challenged myself to use fabrics already on hand, so the bodies are made out of terrycloth, which I thought would keep the Bunny Boos soft, but also make them easy to wash. I made both sides of the ears for Boy Bunny Boo out of minky and I made Girl Bunny Boo's ears out of both minky and rose printed flannel out of my scrap bin. I also used the same rose flannel for Girl Bunny Boo's heart and tail and I used a dreamy blue flannel for Boy Bunny Boo's tail.



Sweet Girl Bunny Boo


Sweet Boy Bunny Boo

This pair of Sweet Bunny Boos are going to a sweet sister and brother next weekend and with how easy they were to make, I definitely see the Sweet Bunny Boo becoming one of my favorite "go to" baby shower gifts!

ps I loved making these Sweet Bunny Boos! I am so happy to be sewing things I love again!

17 comments:

  1. Oh, they are so cute! Great job!!
    :)
    Courtney

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  2. oh how lovely, thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think these are super sweet. Love the minky including the flip/flop ears on the pink one-

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  5. Very sweet~!
    I love meeting kindred crafting spirits. :)
    Hope you come by to say hi.
    Cheers!
    Jen
    http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. They came out adorable. I have a baby shower in a few weeks. I might need to try to make one of these :)

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  7. Oh I am so making these! Thanks!

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  8. Oh so cute! And just using what was on hand - even better. I like the idea of using newspaper for patterns. I've been using up the (rather large) pile of artwork brought home from kindy a year ago, as that was on big paper, and it was nicer than throwing it out! But I'm nearly out of art - so looks like I'll be moving onto newspaper! Thanks for the idea!

    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week.

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. these are adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!!

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  10. They are so adorable. You just know these would be loved so much by a child and clung onto forever.

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  11. So Sweet! Bunnies are my very favorite! Found you at seven thirty three.

    Lois

    www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. Aren't these cute??? My niece and I made bunnies in flower pots last year. I like making bunnies. Have a great day! Linda

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  13. So quite and they look really easy to make! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  14. Ohhhh, those bunnies are just so cute and cuddly! loving them tremendously.

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