Friday, March 15, 2013

Bunny Candle Mat from a Freebie!


There are a lot of places to find free designs on the web and one that I visit often is Flickr from Yahoo. There are a few groups that offer free designs and if you do a search, check out Vintage Embroidery Patterns, where you can find this wonderful design.

I made mine into a candle mat and antiqued it, perfect for a quick project for Easter. I used a round plastic lid that was a big larger than the design and traced the circle onto white muslin with a blue washable marker. I centered the design into the circle and traced it with my light box.


This week I wanted to get out and went to my favorite consignment store. They sell items at thrift prices for a lot of things and always fun to see what goodies they have. I haven't had time to make any rabbits of my own, so this one was perfect to sit on the chest. I love the raggy clothes and the baby bunnies she is holding in old cutter quilts. The kitties I found in a bag and there is another white one, but not prim. Two are signed and one is from Bucks County, so had to get them, at least for the prim two.

The only thing I didn't like on the bunny was her pink feet, so maybe I will antique them;) The kitty on the right says D. Paumen, or Pallmen, anyone you know?




10 comments:

jackiero said...

Thank you so ever much for sharing the product name that you antique with :)
Your new candle mat is adorable!
Your online friend in NC, Jackie

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Really a cute bunny....I think you are right about the feet though.

annie said...

great mat! haven't visited that page before, will check it out!thanks
love the bunny & cat!

Fannie said...

You are amazing, Debbie. Your candle mat is unique. Love the huggable bunny. Have a fantastic weekend! You are loved.

Fiona said...

love the new candle mat... beautifully done and finished off...
Hugz

Kate said...

Your candle mat is beautiful!

kelley said...

love those tiny bunnies running around...

Karen said...

You whipped the spring mat out fast! I visit the flicker vintage embroidery site every so often. A wealth of vintage designs.

Quilt Hollow said...

You are quick with whipping up your rabbit mat...nice job!!!

Firecracker Kid said...

Well we gals must have all had the shopping bug last week. I did a little myself :) Cute bunnies and of course your creations are the cat's meow :)
Hugs~Carol