|Hopefully you cannot see how dirty this toy is...|
25 June 2013
For Christmas I made my niece and my daughter, who were 9 months and 6 months respectively, soft bunny toys. As I had just started this blog, I didn't have the forethought to take a photo of the two cute bunnies when they were clean and unused, or perhaps even pose them with the girls to up the cuteness factor. Regardless, here is a photo of my daughter's bunny.
Chez Beeper Bebe has been so kind to blog about this project and you are able to print out a pattern and instructions. So generous! I didn't adapt this project much at all--it's already meant to be a way to recycle t-shirts. I simply opted not to add the pom-pom tail because I needed the bunny to be more baby-friendly. My daughter was a fan immediately and has spent a lot of time with those ears in her mouth. Perhaps this bunny will get her through teething??
12 June 2013
This will be quite a short post because this is a pretty short project. Basically if you have large enough t-shirts it's pretty easy to use the jersey like fabric and make pillows or pillow covers. My inspiration was from the ducklings in a row tutorial on pillows made from men's button-down shirts. Simple measurements and a quick run through the sewing machine is all it took, then I closed the pillows in with a slip stitch. I wanted to do that properly so I followed directions from michelle patterns which were fabulous. It buries the knot well which came naturally to me because it's a similar technique to what we do in surgery!