Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bunnies and More Bunnies


For about a two week period in February, bunnies were multiplying in my dining room. I had stuffed bunnies, unstuffed bunnies, bunnies with cottontails, bunnies without cottontails, pom poms in piles....well you get the idea.


These were way too much fun to make and the more they accumulated the more I wanted to make! Some were made from repurposed burlap curtains, others were made from a repurposed bedspread, and I made a few from painter's drop cloth. Then I added some vintage edgings, lace, bias tape, some flowers and of course their pom pom tails.

 I had a pair of lavender embellished bunnies that were shipped off to their new home in Florida. Truthfully, I wanted to hand deliver those bunnies as the weather here was not nice....


My favorites are the two cream colored bunnies in the back with the gathered vintage edging ruffles and pink and green ribbons! I made them oversized pom pom tails. I love how they turned out!


Not only are their tails oversized but they stuffed so nicely and are quite plump...... pleasingly plump I guess you could say!


They wear some pretty pale pink roses along with their pretty ribbons and ruffled collars.


These peachy bunnies are all stitched up in burlap and wear bias tape ribbons in two shades of peach and a darker peach (almost orange) checked ribbon. They have a vintage edging that appears to have been removed from either a pillow or table linen. Their cottontails are actually acrylic yarn pom poms.


These burlap bunnies are dressed in pink and cream with a mauve rose.


These lavender bunnies are the ones who flew south to Florida to escape the New England weather! Lucky rabbits!



These two missed the group shot but I dyed the pink one and gave her a wide laced collar, some vintage crocheted edging, a bow with  a two-toned pink flower and a multicolored pom pom tail. The black and white checked bunny has the same wide collar and flower and her bow is a white dot on black grosgrain ribbon and a wider pink ribbon with a scalloped edge.


I have several other bunnies cut out and I am hoping to find time to make myself a bunny or two or three for my Easter table too.

The inspiration behind creating these white bunnies was my love of white chocolate as a young child. Easter bunny knew that white chocolate was my preference and he would leave me one in my beautiful Easter Basket every Easter. I admired the bunny long before I had the heart to bite into it. Good memories! 

Well friends, have a nice weekend! I hope spring has sprung wherever you are!

21 comments:

  1. Oh Linda these are just fabulous, I totally love them, you did such a beautiful job dressing them up and I love the different fabrics you chose to use to make them too, Wonderful addition to any spring decorating!

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    1. Thank you Connie! I do love making them! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. They are all so neautiful! Each one has its own look even though they all look related.

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    1. Thanks Vee! Hope you have a nice weekend! Sure could use some warm weather!

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  3. Just too adorable Linda. Love their sweet tails.
    Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  4. These are gorgeous Linda! I just love my visits here~ So much beauty to see. Bunnies are a fave for so many of us; and these little guys are so charming with sweet tails and beautiful dressings~ Thanks for sharing : ) Hugs, karen o

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    1. Thank you Karen! That's so kind of you to say! Have a nice weekend!xx

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  5. These are so sweet and adorable! And a perfect gift for kids. I love all the different colors and how you added the special touches of flowers and lace and ribbons. Thank you for sharing.

    Tamara

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    1. Hi Tamara, thanks so much for your kind words. These bunnies are so fun to create. They are more of a home decor item though but would certainly look cute in an Easter Basket as a table decoration or as part of an Easter vignette. Thank you for stopping by! Happy weekend!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Linda, I adore your multiplying bunnies! Each and everyone is so cute! You've embellished all of them to perfection! I love seeing your magical hands at work. Happy weekend to you, and happy sewing!

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    1. Thank you Kitty!Such fun to make. I think working with the spring colored ribbons and flowers helped me get through the winter. I need spring! Have a nice weekend my friend!

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  7. Oh my gosh, Linda, all your bunnies are adorable. Why, I cannot choose a favourite. I love all the pretty trims you added to each sweet bunny. Love those fat pom pom tails. How delightful to have bunnies multiplying in all their gorgeousness.

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    1. Thank you very much Kim! So much fun to make! I confess that I was a little sad to send the first pair off to Florida! Seller's remorse! ;( It happens sometimes! Happy to hear from you!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous,I love all of them.Great artwork!!!

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    1. Hi Maristella, thanks so much for dropping by. I always appreciate your visits and kind words.Hugs!

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  9. wow so pretty and Easterish.
    You know by now I love bunnies and stuffed critters
    thanks for coming by
    aloha Lilla

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    1. Thank you so much and yes! I love stuffed little critters as well! Lol! Have a nice week!

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  10. Linda, you do such amazing work! Each bunny is really a work of art! I love how you artfully take beautiful vintage lace, bedspreads and create such beauties with them! How hard it must have been to ship them off, it does seem like a part of your heart is in each creation! They are all just darling!! So good to stop by for a visit, and to see what your talented hands have been up to! Hoping that Spring comes soon to your world! We've had some amazing sunshine weather here and actually need the rain that we should be getting tomorrow, lol! And that is still with snow on the ground, rather crazy! Anyway, blessings to you sweet friend!!! HUGS!

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    1. Hello Marilyn! So nice of you to stop by. Thank you for your sweet comment too! I find that making seasonal pieces is a nice break from the regular things I sew and lots of fun!

      It's been so windy here for the past several days, but also sunny so I can see that spring is definitely coming. Looking forward to warm, sunny days and the first signs of green! Enjoy your sunshine! Love and blessings to you to my friend!

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  11. Lindos coelhos!
    Parabéns pelo seu trabalho.
    O coelho xadrez de preto é muito lindo.
    Boa Páscoa.
    bjs

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