Friday, November 11, 2011

Mr. Bunnypants?

I haven't been stitching much this week...just not in the mood, I guess. But I HAVE been crafting, nonetheless!
I am going to a baby shower for my sister tomorrow. Now, my sister and her husband are currently leaving in a truly tiny apartment (on-campus grad student housing), and don't have much room for a lot of the stuff many of us would consider necessary - or at least terribly nice to have - for a babies. They are also dyed-in-the-wool tree-hugging vegan save-the-earth type people. So I decided something 1) small, 2) hand-made, and 3) recycled would be a lovely gift. After searching the web for a while, I found this: mooshy belly bunny. So cute! So I pawed through my bins of Wee Bit's outgrown clothing until I found something suitable. Since Sis doesn't know the baby's gender, the overly girly stuff - like pink flowered onesies - was out. And here is the result, made from a pair of old pants and complete with a homemade "hang tag" that explains his recycled past.He is about 6 or 7 inches tall and just the cutest, smooshiest little thing! He isn't perfect, but I think that is part of his chaarm....

8 comments:

Penny said...

The bunny is so cute! How special it is that not only did you make it, but from items that come from your daughter. Kind of a special connection to the new baby. :)

Christine said...

He is adorable

cucki said...

aww he is so sweet xx

valerie said...

Very cute! Love it and the striped fabric!

Mouse said...

he is adorable and sooo cute .. I want one ..lol and great you managed to up cycle a wonderful present :) love mouse xxx

Thoeria said...

He really is a gorgeous bunny! Can't believe he's a recycled one! Very clever!

Real Live Woman said...

Wonderful idea and he turned out great!

Real Live Woman said...

Just wanted to thank you for posting this idea. I made one this week for my cousin and I loved how he turned out. I even made a card with a picture of both of my girls wearing the outfit. I'll have it posted on my blog at the end of February after her shower.