Sometimes, while I am organizing a cupboard or a bin of craft supplies, I get distracted. I start finding cute pieces of fabric, or maybe some loose buttons and the creative juices start flowing. Before long, the sewing machine is out, scraps of fabric are flying and the original organizing project is forgotten.
This past Sunday, it happened again. I was moving my fabric scrap collection from the overflowing bin on top of my office shelf, into the new (to us) glass from cabinet that Garrett’s parents found for us (they found it for us just one day after I posted about how I was hunting for one. I owe them at least one batch of cookies for that).
While I was moving the scraps, I came across some grey wool suit material that I used to make my Dad an iPad case for Christmas two years ago. The fabric reminded me of a project that I’d seen on Martha Stewart, where you could use wool suit material to make a stuffed bunny.
His eyes are buttons from my button collection (just like my great grandma used to have). His pink ears are leftovers of the adorable pink polka dot fabric I used for the Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs. His nose is pink thread from one of those travel sewing kits (finally found a use for it!) I stuffed him using filling from an old pillow, just like I did with Whiskey’s Donut Dog Bed. I love making a project when I have everything on hand, and can reuse things for a new purpose.
That pattern itself was very easy. Two body pieces, 4 arm pieces, and 4 ear pieces (half wool and half pink). It really didn’t take more than 30 minutes to make it. It would also be a fun one for a young girl learning how to sew!
Whiskey was instantly smitten with him. Anything that is stuffed is fair game for cuddling in his opinion. I always worry about him choking on a button, so for now this little guy is hanging out on the mantel with the other Easter decorations this year, but I may make an organic cotton version for Whiskey to be able to play with.