March 20, 2008

Bunny doll

We're going to a 1-year-old birthday party this weekend, and I really wanted to make something to give to the birthday girl instead of buying something. I've been seeing some dolls floating around the indie craft universe, and thought it'd be fun to try making one. I remember having a little skinny white bunny pin when I was little, and tried without success to find some patterns or pictures of soft bunny dolls online. Finally I decided to just go for it, and even used some of my favorite fabrics - some 100% linen fabric I recently bought at Joann, and some Amy Butler stuff from that trip to Purl in New York a couple years back. I get nervous cutting into beautiful fabrics, but recently decided that I really must start using my fabrics instead of just hoarding them!



It was trickier than I expected because it's so small, and linen tends to slip and slide and frays easily. I ended up hand-sewing some parts as a result and it was actually quite refreshing. I have some vague ideas for simplifying it if I end up making another one.. lots of little girls' birthdays are coming up in the next month!



Also, I am still planning on opening a little Etsy shop with paper goods sometime soon. There are so many things to do in preparation and I don't want to rush into it. Plus I keep getting side-tracked by unrelated projects like this and the ottoman and other life-things. Maybe April.. or not.. we'll see!

8 comments:

kristenelisewong said...

ahh! so exciting. I really admire your methodical/well-thought-out approach to crafting/business.

Ruth said...

cute! simple and very sweet!

caitlyn said...

The bunny is super cute!

Tina said...

Bunny is so cute. I love the fabric you used for the dress.

silvercocoon said...

absolutely adorable!

anita said...

very cute =) good job! i like the outfit - so stylish. maybe you should put these on etsy too. =b

kirsten said...

love your bunny.
esp. the pocket detail on the dress.
and the simple face.
perfect. :)

cornelia said...

oooh yay! glad you used the fabric! i love the bunny. i would have wanted that as a little girl =)