Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bunny Love

There is a line of dolls called Ugly Dolls, which my children adore. To my knowledge, there is no bunny in the line of Ugly Dolls ~ at least not at the two stores I looked at.

So I thought I would be really clever and make an Ugly Bunny to include in our Easter Baskets this year.

First, I made a simple pattern for the body. These dolls are flattish and a bit boxy. I used some fabric from my stash that was pre-quilted.

I made a couple of ears to attach. For the ears, I took the same flannel I used for matching bellies for the ear lining. I just cut out the ears without a pattern.
A nice fluffy tail, and a personalized label across their bunny bums. Then I put right sides together, included the bunny ears and sewed them together.
Because I was running a bit behind as I didn't start them until Good Friday, I gave them standard stuffed animal eyes and noses.
Each bunny was given an endearing 'ugly' characteristic, which the children needed to figure out for themselves.
But in the end, they don't look anything like the Ugly Dolls.
When I asked to take a picture for my blog, they set them up quite nicely with a little pirate decor.


Clare W said...

thanks for the link to Grossgrains it looks interesting!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Wow, super creative! I can barely get inspired to sew anything but quilty stuff. I am curious about their ugly characteristic.

audreypawdrey said...

they are so cute! The monochromatic blue one is my favorite. His little eyes are crooked.:) Is that why he is "ugly"?

Lori Holt said...

How creative and cute!
love the pirate bunny:)


cute bunny butts! ;-)

good luck on all the finishes... I got a lot of those myself!