Been having great fun sewing these cross body bags for walking with your furry friend and they are proving popular. Loads of room for all your bits and bobs, and made from either recycled or new (run out of old jeans!) jeans denim.
I have decided that Cuthbert has been with me long enough and deserves to find himself a new home in the big wide world this Spring! I will post a couple of mug shots here, as he is not shy, and you can find him in my Etsy shop if you want to take pity on him. I must warn you, however, he does attract attention and he adores it!
If you are interested in his inner self, I posted how I created Cuthbert last year, you can read all about it here. Cuthbert Rabbit “How To”
I have been away ( in case anyone wondered!) and have been itching to get back in my little sewing room which I laughingly call the SUGs room. I wanted more rabbits, but these don’t seem as quick to reproduce as the “real” ones, 4 days work and I have 2 new pals. Pippa the party bunny and Gertie the gardening rabbit! I hope you like them, they make me smile anyway!
I have finished Cuthbert Rabbit on time for September 16th the WI Centenary Celebration, as I explained in my earlier post. Cuthbert
The Original Cuthbert
I hope you like my version of Cuthbert, he has plastic coated wire in his legs and body, so that he can bend, with help! He is a craft item and not suitable for children though. I think things were a lot more relaxed in 1917 with regards to toys and safety issues!
I am going to add him to the raffle prizes and hope he attracts lots of attention!
Thought I would introduce you to these three new rabbits in my family or rather menagerie! Luckily they are handmade ones so I will not need to build hutches or anything. I am planning to try making pink pigs next, and I have some lovely soft pig pink fabric to try them with!
I am really getting a lot of fun making these characters and have been doing a lot of searching for ideas, out on the web. When my granddaughter was very small,
all the cuddly animals looked rather scary to me and not looking at all like any real animals. So I was on a mission then, to sort something out and create soft toys that I remembered as a child. On the down side though, my soft toys are not child friendly being handmade, but they will be unique and something to treasure when my granddaughter is older!
I have been producing white rabbits, not from my hat, but from my sewing machine and work box, and wondered what you thought? They are similar to the soft animals that were made for me when I was a child, many many years ago and I thought it would be lovely to see if I could recreate them! I think I am nearly there now and am happy with the overall result, but they are not made for children of today I am afraid! Their clothes are firmly sewn on and there are little parts, like the carrot in Mrs Rabbits’ pocket that may indeed get eaten.
If any one has a bunny type name they would like to suggest, I am open to ideas. I must add that Mrs Rabbit is a present for my great niece, but I am making mark two as I write this.
Have a lucky 1st August and hope you all remembered to say “White Rabbit”