Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Finishes!


I had a slow start to the week but I finally got some time yesterday to make a few things. I have been collecting needle felting supplies since a friend sent me some and yesterday I made a bunny for Easter.

I got a book from the library called Little Needle Felt Animals, by Gretel Parker. It has a lot of cute animals, done is a cute artsy style so great for beginners. The rabbit in the book is called Moon Gazing Hare and was a basic rabbit with ears, short legs and a tail. Of course I had to completely change it and make mine with legs and arms, as well as floppy ears and more facial features. I also made a carrot for him.

I learned a few things while making him. Always felt your parts to completion before you attach them. Once they are on, it is hard to felt them into the shape you want. I also put the ears too low, but all in all, I think he is cute and it was fun to make.

The photo makes him look fuzzy, but I felted him into stiff parts, then added a little bit extra at the end to give him a more soft bunny look.


Here is a view with his tail. I went with the traditional puffy tail.



I also wanted to try a sock bunny that I found from a free pattern online. She used a baby sock but I couldn't even find a small colored sock, so I took one of my husband's single that I was saving to find the match. It was way too big and I used the inside of the sock for the fluffy head, but the body part is not as nice. It was fun to make though and would be fun to get some socks at the thrift to use for animals.

I stuck the homespun around his neck, still debating on how to finish the body. You can find the Tutorial Here!



Today I got my new stove, so nice to be able to bake again and of course make more cookies. I am so happy with how it cooks, so much better than my old stove and my cookies came out, just right. I also did Beans laundry, of course he had to help.



I was looking for an old basket that I had, for the sock bunny, thought I could put him in with status and some old looking eggs. I never found the basket, but found this old piece that I made in the 80's. It is when I first started doing appliqué and used what I had, and felt for the appliqué. I made up the design and I notice it is a bit crooked, lol. The background fabric is something I hand dyed. Hard to see the rich colors of the piece in the photo, the bunny is a rusty brown.


19 comments:

gracie said...

Love that bunny

Bobbie said...

LoVe yoUr bunnies!! I gave to get mine out of the basement!!

hungryhippie said...

These are cute-I've always wanted to try needle felting. His ears look fine to me! Sock bunny cute too-I like the Homespun scarf, adds a nice touch. Your 80's piece is lovely too, and I think using what you had is fab, before it was en vogue to be eco friendly. ;) <3

Jacque. said...

Great finishes, Debbie! You have been busy! Glad Bean is helping with his laundry...always more fun to do that chore with someone. ~grin~

Anna said...

ahhh he is so cute!!! The bunny is cute too...but Bean is the cutest!

Saundra said...

The needle felted bunny is adorable. Goodness but you have been on a roll accomplishing lots of finished items. Seems like your week was better than you described.
Saundra

Kate said...

The felted bunny is darling! All of your pieces are so cute. Mr. Bean steals the show and looks like a 'cuddle puppy'. :) Enjoy your new stove.

Karen said...

I like the sock bunny so much more in the tan color than the pastels shown on the linked to. Good choice, Debbie.

kelley said...

Great bunnies...love how you do so many different types of creating! Bean sure looks ready to get into something...

krislovesfabric said...

oh my,that bunny is so cute, love his coloring :)

Sandi said...

Debbie, you put us all to shame with all these finishes!

I just may have to buy some men's sucks and try one if those bunnies..what did you use for his tail? I love his expression.

Your felted bunny is great also.

Glad Mr. Bean is being so responsible!

Enjoy your new stove.

annie said...

Love all your bunnies!
Bean looks like you caught him getting ready to get into something. He's a sweet heart!

Fiona said...

oh you have done a tribe of lovely bunnies... how sweet and different they all are to each other...
Hugz

acorn hollow said...

I have felted a tiny bit love your bunny. I bet it is good to get a stove again. I love your piece you did a long time ago.
cathy

Allie said...

Is there anything you can't do!!! That bunny is too cute for words! I love his ears!!! Your sock bunny is cute too, he has such a whimsical look to him, darling! I'm really glad you got your new stove hon, you'll probably keep the house warm with all your baking....that's a good thing! cute cute pic of Bean, and I love your wallhanging you found - don't lose it again!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I LOVE your bunnies.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Raymond Homestead said...

The bunny is adorable and that's such a cute picture of Bean!

Carrie P. said...

I think your wool bunny is so cute.

Lyn and Annie said...

Love the needle felted bunny! You made a good posture and the addition of the carrot is super.
By the way, that's a cute dog you have!