Scrappy Bunnies.

Hi y’all, are you watching the Winter Olympics? What are your favourite events? I don’t think there are any that I don’t like.

The Scrappy Bunnies pattern has been updated and uploaded to our Etsy and Craftsy stores.

scrappy-bunnies-2The old pattern is almost the same as this one. The new one is a little larger, and has a scarf and template for a pair of glasses. It’s been redone to update the photos and bring the diagrams and layout into line with the newer patterns.

scrappy bunny oldI felt some of the old spark return this week, which I’m extremely grateful for. Remaking the bunnies has helped enormously in my getting back to work. The pugs are next on the agenda.

Enjoy your weekend lovelies. We’re stripping and repainting the ceilings. There are sixty years of paint to remove. It’s not pretty! toni xx

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Friday notes.

I’m go glad I decided to make a second ‘Scrappy Bunny’. I had the leg template backward (on the updated version). Duh! I’ll stuff this one tonight, get a good photo tomorrow, then update the pattern. The old pattern is the same, I’m just refreshing the fabrics to bring them up to date.

second bunnyDo you have trouble fitting the arms and legs inside your softie when you’re sewing it together? Just tuck the arms (and ears if appropriate) inwards, pin, then sew around the sides and head. Leave the bottom OPEN. When you’ve done this, tuck the legs up and pop them through the back opening. Pin, then sew across the bottom. Easy peasy and no frustrating slippage or wayward bulges.

sewing the soft toyTo clarify on yesterday’s post – choose a shade of grey thread to suit the print you are using. Sometimes a lighter grey will look better than a darker grey and vice versa. It won’t be invisible, but it won’t be as harsh as black or white thread.

Right, speaking of wayward bulges… I need to put on my trainers and go for a walk. This Christmas weight gain needs to go! xx

Scrappy Bunnies.

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I love how you can take a small handful of scraps, add a little time and love, and end up with this. How cute is she!?

This is the old Scrappy Bunnies pattern that I’m updating. The pattern is the same, I’m just updating the fabrics and photos. I added a pair of glasses to this bunny as an experiment and I love how she turned out. I’ll let you know when the updated pattern is ready – probs tomorrow.

IMG_1647I’ve also been working on simplifying the admin. side of the business (which takes up a good 70% of my time) so I can spend more time sewing and creating. One of the things decided on is $4 Friday. In 2018 “Four Dollar Friday” will be held every second week to coincide with our newsletter release.

Have a lovely week everyone, I’m determined to finish a quilt this week! toni xx