And this little piggie stayed at home, for the time being that is!

Peony Piggie

Peony Piggie

This little pig has been a journey for me!  It took ages to try and find the right pig head fabric, and in the end I had to use a cushion bought from my local furnishing store.  But it was worth the search as she is wonderfully soft and silky.  And the plush fabric is much more fun as a pigs’ head than a  boring cushion!

I am wondering whether to make her a partner as it would be nice to have a family of pigs, I could even make smaller piglet versions!  In fact I could make a whole farmyard of animals to add to the rabbits and pigs.  I mustn’t get carried away, a dress pattern has just landed through my door.  A nice thick one in sizes 4 – 16  so in case I don’t get round to making  it up soon I need not worry about increasing from my usual size 10.  It was supposed to be for a family meet up this week end but I take ages to cut out and sew something even if I had the fabric.

Here is a shot of Peonies’ rear view, think she may need fattening up a bit!

Rear view

“Goodbye” without even a back wards glance!

More White Rabbits, vintage 50s style!

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!

Rusty Rabbit

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,Mummy bunny and baby sitting

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!

White Rabbit Day!

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”


In the garden.

In the garden.