Basket o’ Bunnies

Besides pink Peeps, the things I love most about the Easter season are the promise of warmer breezes, the budding magnolia trees, and the tulip and daffodil pips that peek through the grass.  Spring is my favorite season and Easter, for me, signals the official kick-off!

I recently received, as a very special gift, this colorful and attractive fabric Easter basket made by my friend, Kris.  Kris is quite a creative and talented lady who uses a huge variety of materials to fashion her one-of-a-kind gift items.  She scours flea markets and tag sales in her quest to find those gems that she easily and creatively transforms into mini works of art.  Many of her items are for sale, and you can visit her at Etsy!

I was inspired to fill the basket with these easy-to-sew bunnies:

The one-piece pattern is old and out of print, but you can easily draw one to make your own.  They measure approx. 8 1/2″ high x 3″ wide.  I cut them, using pinking shears, from polar fleece.  Cheeks are fused on with Heat’n Bond, and the faces are hand-embroidered using 6 strands of embroidery floss.  I stuffed them about 2/3 of the way with polyester filling, and then I added some poly-pellets before I stitched them close at the bottom.  A little ribbon trim and, ta-dah!  (I think they’d make great bean bags too!)

I can’t wait until those warmer breezes finally begin to blow.  In the meantime, I’ll be cranking up the oven to bake some Easter sugar cookies.

Stay tuned! (yum)

“A”

10 thoughts on “Basket o’ Bunnies

  1. Your bunnies and my basket are meant for each other. I just love the picture and your blog. The colors in your work make the project just beautiful. Thanks Annie. Kris

    • The beautiful basket was a great source of inspiration, Kris. Thank you for your most generous gift, which I will cherish and use always!

    • Thank you for the compliment, and for sharing us on Facebook. and…totally LOVE the mother/daughter concept at WeeFolkArt.com ;-) What a great site!
      Ann

  2. I am going to make these as Lavender pomanders to give as gifts to the god parents of my children for Easter. What a gorgeous and simply design but so effective. Thanks xx

    • GREAT idea!! I’m sure your childrens’ god parents will be delighted. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help!
      Ann

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