Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Bunny

I made this bunny as an Easter present for a little girl that I know. The tutorial can be found on Betz White. I make it out of cream velvet. I thought the velvet would be so soft and I was right. However, velvet is a huge pain in the butt to work with, it frays, it shifts when sewing, the seams come apart. I had to pin the fabric then baste the pieces together and then sew it up. Then I realized I forgot the ears, so I ripped apart part of the head and put the ears in and resewed it up. Then I started to stuff the bunny when I realized the front foot seam had frayed loose. I was ready to scream (I think that maybe I actually did scream!) I sewed the front foot up again, and now I can see from the photo on the left; the hind foot has a loose seam too. To bad, I already gave it to the little girl. Her mom can try and fix it. *grin*
Below is one I made out of wool for my daughter for Easter. The velvet is going back in my stash until I decided to use it for another project - which will probably be when I forget how much I hated working with it on this one - lol. I like the wool one much better. The tail is a felted Ball that I made. Look on Betz Whites blog (link is above) and she has a link to Martha Stewart on how to make felted balls. It's pretty darn easy!

This bunny is for my son, I think he secretly wants a bunny but he does not want it to be "cutesy". I stuffed it too full of pellets. I will have to let some out so it will sit correctly. This bunny is made of pink and navy wool. It's my own pattern, if I ever make another one I have some ideas to make it look better and easier to sew. His tail is also a felted ball.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Easter Tote

I saw this tote on Betz White blog and fell in love with it. So of course I had to make one. Mine is not out of felted wool instead I made it out of cream felt that I had stashed. The leaves are wool but the flowers are felt. I think I went a little flower heavy but the flowers were fun to make do so I made a lot. I think I am going to make one for me & one for my daughter - it will be her Easter basket this year.
I did not line it but I made a card board bottom and glued felt on one side so that the bottom is a little more sturdy and does not buckle when something is put in it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

I made these pillows! I am silly-proud of myself. The teal pillow on the right has bead fringe and I had to sew the whole pillow by hand because my sewing machine could not get close enough to the edge without running over the beads. I made the tan pillows about 10 years ago but I am going to keep them since they look good with the other colors. I am finally getting around to thinking about decorating our guest room . Hey, we have only lived in the house 3 years, it's about time don't ya think? Anyway, I am going to paint 3 walls a light brown and the wall with the bed is going to be teal. I think with all the strong colors in the room I am just going to put up sheers on the windows (over the blinds). I think it's going to look great.