Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Mooshy Belly Bunny from a Reclaimed Sweater

I love quick projects.  And to be honest, I needed one.  Inspiration struck quickly and after a brief and mad ransack through the fabric stash this project started to take shape.
Mooshy Belly Bunny Detail
I had bookmarked this pattern long before Pinterest was a twinkle in my eye, but I had just never gotten around to making it.  I confess I didn't read all the directions super carefully.  After all the stuffed toys I have made over the years I felt like I could do pretty well with just the pattern pieces and a glance at certain steps here and there.

Mooshy Belly Bunny Front

While I would have preferred to make the ear fronts from the sweater I had cut up to make the other bunny parts, turning it was going to be too fiddly so I went with a cut up orange t-shirt that I had used for another project so that at least one of the sides had a bit more give.
Mooshy Belly Bunny Back

Of course after I was done I immediately thought of things I would do differently.  Oh well.  Kiwi tested it out and after many hugs I felt like it had the potential to be well loved despite the bunny's shortcomings.

I sent it off with my sister who was on her way to a baby shower for a good friend.  Hopefully this little bunny enjoys hugs from its new owner: little baby girl, name still in debate.

3 Comments:

Ronni and Sean May 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM  

I LOVE IT!! It will be well loved, I'm sure of it. :)

Lacey MacMurray June 24, 2014 at 8:48 AM  

New owner here. We LOVE this bunny. My older daughter has nicknamed him "Lil' Bun Bun." I was so touched that you thought of us. Personally, I like that you used t shirt material for the inside of the ears because it makes them curve in like a real bunny's ears would. You did a beautiful job, thank you so much!

Skooks June 24, 2014 at 11:07 AM  

Ah, Lacey! So many congratulations to you on the little one!! I'm glad you are enjoying the bunny. It was a fun project that I figured a fellow sewer would appreciate. :)

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