Friday, April 11, 2014

Bunnies, Bunnies!! Friday Finish

So, I saw this on line tutorial for making a bunnies bowling set and thought it would be so cute to make for my youngest grandson for Easter. This project has been a thorn in my side since I started it. I am very glad it's done, but I am not completely happy with how it turned out. Let's take a look, shall we?
 All my bunnies do not have faces yet. I decided to make them from my scraps of Briar Rose, since the colors are so very springy.
 Problem number one, after all that work, even with the rice bags in the bottoms, they don't stand up well. Oh, pooh!
 Here they are standing, for a brief moment. The instructions said to stuff them and then fill the bottom with rice. I ended up making little rice pillows to insert, as putting the rice in loose was a giant mess that involved the vacuum cleaner and rice all over my sewing room.
 The instructions said to buy a wooden ball. What?!? I google cloth balls and tried to make one and stuff it. Looks more like a pin cushion.
 Oh, well, the little one is a boy and more likely to throw, rather than roll it. I laughed when I saw the shape this one came out as.
 I made each bunny in two fabrics, and the inside of the ears is the fabric on the back of the bunny.
 After the first one, when I struggled to get the ears turned right side out, I began pinking the edges for a ruffled look. So much easier with the little ends of the ears. And as you can see, none of the ears are on straight, no matter how hard I tried.
 This is the first one and the only one with ears made according to the pattern. But, by the time you put the stabilizer inside so they stand up, they are too stiff to turn easily.
 See, all the ears are different. They are kind of cute, but the directions were a bit sketchy, I thought. I am not an inexperienced sewist. I have been doing this for more than 40 years and if I struggled, how is it for newbies?
Oh well, Easter will come and go and these will get forgotten and I guess they are kind of cute. Happy Friday y'all. Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Friday.


  1. They are adorable, I don't think their is such a thing as perfect ears in nature anyway.

  2. I hate it when I struggle with something that shouldn't be so hard. I think the bunnies are darling and you can call the game Bunny Toss and they will be perfect. I'm sure your gson will love them, even if they aren't quite what you had in mind.

  3. I think they are CUTE! No two bunnies have the same ears, so why would yours be any different! ;0)

  4. They are so cool! Who comes up with these ideas? I love them, great job! Have a nice Easter!

  5. Hi!!!! They are so cute!!!! I love them!!!!

  6. SO stinking cute! I love the pinked edges best :)


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