Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chocolate Rabbits

Today we got a lot of snow, but too warm, to stick. I wanted to take a better shot of the crazy piece, but guess not.
I don't plan on making a bigger quilt with it, I just made it into a small square and hung it on the wall for now.

Today I was in the mood to punch and I wanted to try some rabbits. Someone said they loved chocolate rabbits, so I thought I would use my old rabbit pattern and make it into a punched pair of bunnies. I used a brown wool for the back and then stuffed them.

I like how they came out in some ways, but think I need to change the shape a bit on the bottom, so they are not so long and sit in a bowl better. I also had a hard time turning the ears and pulled at it too roughly, so it pulled out a few loops too. It was a good practice run and not something I would sell since they are messed up. I think it would be easier if I made stuffed ones to put in my wire basket, these would take too long. I also think that if I do some more, I will leave the neck plain and tie a real bow or something primitive around the neck.


12 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I like how you TRY! ;-) I love how primitive they look! I can't figure y=out how you did that, did you punch the fabric first then sew it together? So much to learn1 so much fun to try new things!

WoolenSails said...

The pieces are punched first, then I sew then inside out on the machine, to a piece of brown wool.

Debbie

Sweet William Primitives said...

Love your little chocolate bunnies Debbie!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Very cute!

Tamera said...

I love them--they are going to look darling in a display!
Tamera @ The Stone Fence Cottage

TamboinMO said...

Two words. SUPER CUTE!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

They are precious! I love them!
hugs and friends,
shell

Jo James said...

Love needle punch! Love bunnies! Drool!
Part of me wants to learn to needle punch, but most of me knows I need another medium like I need a hole in my head. So I'll just have to live vicariously through artists like you :) I have a gorgeous needle punch gifted to me a few years ago that's of Little Red Ridinghood, it's one of my dearest treasures.

Deb said...

I hope that my first try at punching comes out as nice as yours!! I love those chocolate bunnies.

Carrie P. said...

so cute! Good job1

soggibottom said...

Bunnies are always my favorite x x x

Prim2Pink said...

I have never tried doing needlepunch. Is it a lot like rug hooking? I do like looking at all the beautiful things you make...even the chocolate bunnies with the mistakes that I never would have known about till you mentioned :0}