So when I found the ingenious pattern that lets you create an adorable stuffed bunny out of a single 6 inch square I knew I had to try it sooner or later. For a first pass, it’s not too bad…but I’ve definitely found areas that I can nip and tuck and sew better. My first creation doesn’t quite fully evoke a rabbit to me…but practice makes perfect.
In my ongoing quest to ruin your eyesight and display my fabulously lacking photography skills I present…the bunny/freaky-deaky mouse hybrid:
Don’t like the dark picture with the creature barely distinguishable from the background? Ok – how about one that’s overly bright and horribly out of focus? Who says there are no choices in life?
The nose and front legs are pointy because of the way I sewed the thing together. Did I mention how I am SO not a sewer? Well, here’s the proof. It’s why seaming sweaters or even blanket squares terrifies me. The ears are a bit wonky and the nose is pointy…so it has a bit of a mouse feel to me. It doesn’t help that I didn’t do the tail yet. I’m sure once I put a pom pom on the fanny it will look much more like a bunny. In the meantime I think of it as something that one might find in the Care Bear land sewers: furry…tail-less…and not quite cute enough to make the grade.
Here’s the deets:
Pattern: Ingenious Swatch Bunny
Yarn: (Who the heck cares on this thing?) Leftover Cascade 220 in a heathered pink
Needles: Size US8. I wish I had used 7s…it would have made a denser fabric.
Time: 2 hours from start to finish. Most of that was spent figuring out the seaming. Of course – no tail yet…
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