Bunnies are cute, except when they're in your garden!
With spring bursting out all over, and so many reasons for gift-giving, I was thrilled to find this pattern for stuffed rabbits. They're quick and so much fun to make!
I made several, using Eyes of the World, Sweet Jane, and Whispering Grass Wide-Width Sateens with Natural Soft Flannel as the "plain" side. I stuffed the bunnies with our Cotton Stuffing, and used a little wad of cotton stuffing for the tail, stitched into and around a bit until it seemed fairly stable. (I used our organic thread, as I usually do, of course!) Some buttons from my grandmother's button box (one of my treasures!) make the eyes. I didn't do any more of the faces than just eyes, because I liked them featureless. (And, truthfully, because my kids claimed the rabbits as soon as they came off the sewing machine, so I didn't have a chance to make faces even had I wanted to. I was lucky to get a few pictures in before they started being loved to death (or, as in The Velveteen Rabbit, to life!). Next time I think I'll try either modifying the ears to stuff them a bit or putting a layer or two of a stiffer fabric inside to help them stand up a bit straighter.
I highly recommend this pattern. As I said, it's quick and fun. The results are almost guaranteed to be appreciated, and it's a great way to use up little scraps of fabric that might otherwise go ignored. And the Harmony Art prints make absolutely gorgeous stuffed rabbits, too. Now if only I could get the real rabbits to leave my lettuce alone, we'd be just fine!