So our Easter wasn’t completely non-handmade (thanks for all your sweet comments on my little boys!). After a year of salivating over everyone else’s pictures of their Wee Wonderful bunnies, I finally made my own. Three of them – one for step-grandbaby J, and one for each of my boys.
I did baby J’s with free fabric I got from a freecycler – soft yellow for the front and yellow, blue, white diamond fabric (from a Peter Rabbit line) for the back. The boys were a little enchanted with him.
I was fairly pleased, too. Unfortunately, my next two attempts didn’t turn out as well. Perhaps I rushed myself too much, which exacerbated my tendency towards suckiness in several critical areas: handsewing the last little bit where the stuffing goes in; sewing on pompoms, sewing on little eyes, and embroidering the already-stuffed bunny. It was still kind of fun, though.
These were made with soft leftover light blue fabric from this project (also a gift for baby J), and some free Peter Rabbit from the same freecycler. My boys are crazy about Peter Rabbit, and I thought this fabric was so cute. The above is the only pic I have of both bunnies because the boys quickly tore one of the eyes off one of them, and I’ve yet to repair it.
It turns out that I like the idea of making little soft toys much better than I actually like making them. Still, I was happy to have done them. And if I can ever master the fine art of sewing a stuffed animal up without it looking completely wretched, I might try again.