Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More bunnies

The second round of bunnies are completed. These are made of what I guess might be called pleather ("plether?"), in a dark brown color. I like the little one - it's nice and cuddly. The larger one has a zipper in the back for storage. The whole shape of his shield-shaped body, small head, and twirly antenna-like ears (it evolved that way, wasn't in my plan!) makes me think of a rather large and ugly beetle who has met up with a small boy who likes to pull legs off of bugs.

Further explorations in bunny creations will take place later, when I return from my journeys. I'm heading off to Leesburg, VA, for a few weeks. Expecting new adventures!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bunnies in the garden

These are the kind of bunnies I like to find gathering amongst the chard. The tallest bunny measures two feet. Now, of course, I have so much chard that the hopping-around kinds of bunnies can have all they want. Their nature, however, is to eat brand-new sprouts and ignore the big leaves, so now that the chard has actually survived past early childhood, a fence is no longer needed.

You will note these bunnies have interesting eyes. This is by design, not because I don't have tons of buttons that are the same size. They're heading off in the mail shortly. The next one has a zipper in his back; the next after that will be leather; and the next after that will be a full-blown backpack. Daughter who is anti-furniture may have to get a crib to put them all in.

Must sew (that's right, sew, not sow) some carrots to feed all these bunnies.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

A creative vacation

I took a small vacation from overt creativity, not that I wanted it, but I needed to display some of my creations, do a bit of spring clean-up, and check in with other parts of my life.

This is not to say that I'm not creating anything. My mind is never on vacation, and I am currently making the second of three stuffed bunnies. The first two are prototypes: a long, skinny, floppy one; and a round fat one with stand-up ears. Both these are made from adaptations of someone else's patterns. The third will be a result of the DNA of both the previous, and will have a zipper for stowing stuff. I'm anxious to get back to them.

The best thing to do when one is afraid to try something because of lack of experience (i.e. never made bunnies before), is to go ahead and give it a try. Fun!