January 14, 2011 by Ellen V
In an effort to stay motivated and keep up my enthusiasm, I did a second sewing project this month. Using Martha Stewart’s instructions and patterns (found here), I created two little stuffed bunnies for my cousin’s little boys, Calvin and Owen.
Though simple, the project was much more complex than the pillow I made earlier in the month. I had to use patterns, sew and stuff multiple pieces together, and combine machine sewing and hand sewing skills.
Luckily, I got to do the whole thing twice!
I am fairly pleased with how the little guys turned out. The hand sewing was very difficult for me, as the pieces were already stuffed. One of the ears got a little mangled, but the rest (somehow) turned out okay. The buttons make them look a little crazy, I know, yet somehow I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. Handmade charm, right?
I warned the boys’ mom that these little guys are coming her way, and let her know that if the boys never see the bunnies, I never have to know. It just makes me happy to feel like they might get used. Progress? I hope!