Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A vintage style crochet bunny

For a long time I've had an image of a bunny
in my head that I've wanted to make .
It has floppy ears, arms and legs,
so that a little girl could easily grab it
and carry it around.

I came across a pattern very close to it,
this is the result.


It's not exactly the same as the bunny
in my head but he's pretty close.
When I completely finished him I
couldn't figure out why I wasn't happy with him.

That's when I realized the reason.
It was because my imaginary
bunny was a girl and although I
tried, there was no way this guy
wanted to be transformed into a girl.
He did, however, keep his wee granny
square scarf in pink and purple.

Maybe someday I'll make
a female version but for now
he'll do.
The pattern came from a book
called Vintage Crochet by
Susan Cropper.
The errata, which includes
the entire pattern
is here
.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Peter Rabbit embroidery

I was cleaning out the crawl space in
my laundry room today and found this.



In 1977 ( pre-children, pre-husband),
when I had loads of time,
I decided to try embroidery for the first time.
Being young, I decided to tackle a fairly large project
so I bought a this crib sized Peter Rabbit cover.


My stitches aren't too bad for a beginner
but
I only managed to embroider this one panel
but I did finish all the words
in the other panels
Then I quit.

Here is an overall picture of what

it could look like.

I still have all the embroidery thread
and the instructions
so I'm going to
set this aside for a winter project.



I have no idea how far I'll get but
hope springs eternal.

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