Saturday, April 11, 2009
I know it's been a long while and I finally decided to try to get my sewing/crafting groove back.
Seeing as it's Easter time I decided that Little Miss would need a little tote to 'tote' around the many easter eggs that she'll be recieving tomorrow.
I really liked the idea of rabbits. Then I remembered that Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson had a great little bunny doll quilt. She also had a great applique tute taht featured on Sew Mama Sew.
I printed out the applique templates, cut them out and tried to gather the appropriate materials from my stash. I have a very, let's say... eccletic material stash where I have a mish mash of colours, textures and whatever took my fancy that day. I almost gave up in dismay until I found spare wool material for the rabbit body.
You know me, I like shortcuts. I didn't cut out the bodice or undies for the rabbit. I wished I would have at least cut out the bodice cos the gap betwen the jacket and skirt is evident. I will have to maybe add something there in it's place.
The applique'ing part was fairly fun for a first-timer. I would recommend sewing the stitches so that no material pokes out the sides so you don't get a frayed look on it's edges.
Anyway, it turned out pretty nice. I'll have to make another one for my nephew otherwise there'll be screaming, tugging and crying. I think I will make a big Easter Egg one as it is for a boy.
Hope you all have a great Easter and enjoy the time you have with your family.