Friday, May 13, 2011

A Bunny This Way Comes

Occasionally I stalk the comments on the blogs I follow. This is how I came upon Shiny Happy World. I like crafting. I mostly crochet. I also scrap and cross stitch when I have time. Needless to say that I'm still on year two for my eldest son, who is now thirteen.

Anyways, I thought I would peruse the Shiny Happy World site and saw all these cute little patterns. I thought one day it would be nice to do one of these. Then while going through my reading list for the week just before Easter, Wendi Gratz posted the cutest pattern I had ever seen here. She had a online class running for it with videos. Well for those who know me, they know I need the visual to do anything with a sewing machine. Most things I've done, I have sewn by hand. Tedious, yes. However, I got the results I wanted.

I felt overwhelmed at first. I never did start the craft before Easter. All was not lost though. My second son is turning 5 this month, which is another huge milestone. I figured this craft would prove to be the perfect gift. So I went in search of the materials needed, spent many hours working until the wee hours of the morning. (Having 3 children and a baby means no one sleeps when they are "supposed" to) Finally, yesterday all my hard work paid off. I'm so excited to show off my project and say a huge thank you to Wendi Gratz over at Shiny Happy World. Without your pattern and your awesome teaching and videos I never would have done this.

For everyone else, if you like the Shiny Happy Bunny as much as I do you NEED to get yourself over to Shiny Happy World right now!

E's birthday present. The inner lining of his ear is from left over material from the fitted sheets that I made for him when he was born

C's gift. I made the hands and feet a lighter colour like he said he thought the bunny should have when I asked for help on his brothers *wink wink* The inside of the ears are from the left overs of the second "baby" blanket my Grams made him. The original baby blanket is sewn inside of the new blanket. He was three and there was no way he was letting go of his old tattered blanket for a new one. He had to watch her sew it up inside before he believed her and accepted the new blanket lol

A has all new material. The inside ears are two different patterns thanks to my eldest. I couldn't decide so he suggested to use one of each.

Finally we come to L's bunny. The inside of his ears come from a box of scrap material that my mom gave me a few years ago. It had bears and hearts on it. I thought it was perfect.

I hope you like them, as much as I do. They will all receive their bunnies on Monday. I can't wait!


  1. Oh my goodness, I love them!!!! You did an amazing job! They are the cutest little bunnies :)

  2. I like them you did a good job. the kids will love them.Now you can make me on.

  3. Oh my! I love them! You did such a fabulous job! I especially like the one with two different fabrics for the ear linings - that's EXACTLY what my daughter would choose. :-)

  4. Thank you everyone. I really feel prideful over these. such a sense of accomplishment.

  5. Adorable! And very impressive. I can't help but think that if I tried to make them they'd come out looking more like zombie bunnies. Nice job :)

  6. oooh my son would LOVE a zombie bunny. Now I must add that to my project list lol

  7. Those are adorable and I LOVE the zombie bunny idea.

  8. FOUR bunnies! And they're all great, and all unique. Now I'll have to go check newer posts and see if you told about the kids' reactions!

    (Also, thank you for the nice comment on my blog as well!)


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