Monday, August 4, 2008

Mashimaro (I think.....) inspired softie

I made this bunny for my soon to be arriving niece or nephew.

I was feeling all inspired on Sunday afternoon so I quickly sketched a 'pattern' on an A4 sheet. Once cut out, I adjusted the length of the limbs and ears. Then I embroidered a face - sleeping eyes because I couldn't quite draw eyes that I liked! Now I quite like that he's sleeping.....
It's mostly made from an old nappy/diaper (washed and sanitised of course!) and the ears are from my stash. My original idea had straight stuffed limbs but I thought they would be nicer to play with if they were thin and floppy. I knotted the legs as an experiment (they were really long) and liked it so they stayed that way.