Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easter Crafts

I made this little bunny for my young friend. I was inspired by Martha - she has directions for super-cute felt stuffed animals. So, I had in mind to make a simplified rabbit of my own design - but then I saw some adorable bunnies on a craft site by Betz White and made one of them, with some modifications.

Lo, did I find myself in the Salvation Army, looking for wool sweaters. Threw it in the washer, then the dryer, drew a template, cut everything out, sewed it together - realized I didn't have any stuffing, decided I couldn't wait to finish it and then ripped open a pillow for its fluffy insides.

Seriously, is that the cutest thing you've ever seen?

We had a lovely brunch with a (if I do say so myself) killer menu:
Spinach and sun-dried tomato frittata
Roasted Potatoes
Caramelized Onion tartlets
Mini carrot muffins
Deviled eggs


Carrie said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

kbmulder said...

That is pretty darn cute. You are so talented, you can make art, crafts, and even cook yummy things. mmmm! Did the carmelized onion tartlets have any cheese on them? I made a carmelized online pizza once with gorgonzola on top. It was sooooo good.

Kathy said...

Milo is the cutest thing I've ever seen but that damn bunny is a serious runner-up. I'm impressed with your innovations...How did you line the ears? Did you do that with a machine of hand sew it? We need DETAILS!

Your brunch sounds AMAZING.

Special K said...

Thanks, Kathy - the lining is just a cotton with a sweet little print, left over from a quilt I made a few years ago. I sewed it with my machine, and sewed the eyes by hand. It was really easy - only took an hour or two. I'm going to keep my eye out for more wool sweaters at second-hand shops!