Monday, March 22, 2010
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Over this past weekend I was challenged to create something I had never made before. All day long I couldn't come up with any ideas. I have been creating for so long that my choices seemed to be slim. Of course they really are not. There are many things I have not created ever before. So I was looking through the ETSY site at other shops.....shopping for supplies when I came accross some felt bunny peeps someone had made. I thought to myself I can make those. I even have all of the materials I need right here in my studio. So I got started later in the evening last night to making some bunny peeps. I first had to make a pattern of a bunny shape on paper, a couple of trys and I made one I liked. Next I had to gather all of my supplies. I had leftover black felt, I have tons of embroidery thread in all different colors, so I picked out the pastels and a silver grey. I cut my first bunny two pieces cut one at a time and did him in blue. You take one piece of felt and from the back of it you embroider the eyes and nose/mouth, simple could be as fancy as you want though. Then you handstitch with a contrasting embroidery thread color almost all the way around stitching the two felt bunny pieces together. You leave a small opening, big enough to stuff the little bunnies with polyfill. I used I pencil to gently push the polyfill up into the ears of each bunny. I continued stuffing enough but not overfill and then when I got to the end and the bunny was full I was left with a small opening. Again I hand stiched in contrasting embroidery thread the hole closed, on the outside. The next one I made was pink and the last was purple. Then as I was looking at my hardwork and admiring my little peep bunnies. I thought to myself these little bunnies need something else. So I looked through my huge assortment of ribbons, fibers and such. I found three perfect ribbons to use. I tied on the blue fiber ribbon and then I used a teeny,tiny amount of hot glue to attach the other ribbons(pink and purple)together in the back.