"Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the bunny trial. Hippity, hoppity Easter's on its way." Yesterday I discovered this free downloadable pattern, created by The Polka-Dot Umbrella HERE for this sweet bunny. Being impulsive, I printed the pattern and put all other chores aside for the day to make this darling bunny. He's so sweet and cuddleable that I made him some soft eggs to deliver in matching colors.
For the most part I followed the directions given. However, the designer didn't line or interface the ears, and while one definitely wants them floppy, I decided to line the ears with a flat quilt batting. They are still quite floppy but don't hang limply from him. And for the face and hands I used ultrasuede scraps instead of felt. I just love his sweet embroidered nose and mouth. The buttons were in my stash of buttons and matched the fabric perfectly. A couple of weeks ago I posted some soft bunnies and eggs that I had made. The eggs were designed by Retro-mama and you can find the directions on her blog HERE. Ooohhh...and look at his cute little cottontail. Actually, his tail is white felt and using a satin stitch attached it to his puffy bum. Isn't the purple floral fabric yummy?! I love it. It is "Sonoma" by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass Fabrics. Tomorrow I'll show you another sneak peek using this lovely fabric. I really enjoyed making this bunny. And just wait until tomorrow to see the rest of the Easter Accessories that will accompany him. Until then, Cheers! Jennifer