Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Sewing

birthday bunny

Claire is going to a birthday party tonight, and decided this morning that she wanted me to sew her friend a bunny like the ones I made the kids for Easter. I couldn't resist her desire to give a handmade gift, so I put my other plans aside and started sewing.

The pattern is by Hop, Skip, Jump. I didn't have flannel, and Claire rejected regular cotton and linen because it wasn't soft enough. We found a piece of minky, and while I didn't think it would work, we gave it a try. Slippery stuff to sew up, but it's forgiving enough that any wonkiness doesn't really show. Phew. Claire even helped me stuff the legs and arms-- my least favorite part.

Yay for handmade gifts! And for getting to skip our trip to Target.

6 comments:

Amy Friend said...

Oh, her friend will be so excited...much better than any Target toy. And go you using that Minky. It would have scared me off too!

CitricSugar said...

Very cute! And a great way to include your child in the actual gift-making... Extra mum points for that one!

And yay for skipping Target! A number of Zellers stores up here were bought out by Target so it looks like we'll be getting one. We don't need one as we already have far too many Walmarts but apparently Target doesn't care...

sue niven said...

It is a very cute pattern, I do like the minky that you used, it works perfectly with it. It will be treasured for many years to come too. Well done!

Monica said...

oh I say, that is one cute rabbit!

Wonderful present.

Does that mean that your sewing mojo is back?

Debbie said...

Love your daughter's great taste - and congrats on a darling gift!

carrie (believemagic) said...

That is super cute - such a great gift.