Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bunny Cross Stitch

I knew I wouldn't finish anything in time for Valentine's Day -- I didn't even post all the project links I wanted to -- so I decided to just move on to the next holiday and make something with a bunny. I've been wanting to do this "Rabbit with Hyacinth" for years. You can find the pattern here. I used all the suggested floss colors, except I substituted something similar for the outline of the hyacinth, and stitched it on 18 ct Aida.

bunny cross stitch


Since my iPod cozy was nearby when I was snapping a photo of the bunny, I took a picture of that too. Let's just say this was an early craft project and I pretty much winged it. I made this a couple of years ago with some felt from a wool sweater I washed and an embroidered puppy that I had no idea what to do with. As you can see, I knew nothing about applique. I chain stitched the embroidered piece to the felt and went around twice because once wasn't enough to hide the frayed edges of the white cotton material. This was before I had tried crayon tinting or else the puppy, flowers and the ball would all have been colored in. Some day, I'll make a new one and do it differently but this works for now. You can find the puppy pattern here.


puppy embroidery

14 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I love that sweet bunny. Now you're early for Easter.

Threeundertwo said...

ohmygosh that's the cutest bunny! Did you see these? They're next on my list (I love this blog!)

http://gazette94.blogspot.com/2009/02/grille-gratuite-75.html

marybt said...

Okay, first of all, I forgot to say WOOHOO the other day when I noticed that you turned your comment moderation off. So WOOHOO!

Second of all, that is the cutest bunny! And WOOHOO for getting it done!

And, third of all, I honestly don't see a single problem with the IPod cozy, that is darling! I heart it. :)

Daffycat said...

Oh, I'm always too late for current holidays...I think I'm never in the mood until, wham! it's in my face!

Lovely Easter ornament! Your iPod cover is adorable...that puppy is CUTE!

Kim G. said...

I love cross stitch, my mother does cross stitch and has since I was a little girl so I always think of her when I see it. I think your puppy cover is very sweet and lovely.

two succulent sisters said...

My nieces and I do projects and crafts for the holidays. We figured we'd better skip Valentine's because we'd never get anything done in time. We are into rabbits right now, too. I love your little cross stitch bunny. Nice.
Linda

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

Diane said...

Wonderful x-stitch bunny! You've been a busy bee! Cute cute lil' puppy too. Let's see how many more animals can I name here? If it walks like a duck... A leopard never changes his spots... Crazy like a fox... and finally, Heard any good cow bell lately??

Miss 376 said...

What a gorgeous bunny, so sweet

Wendy said...

Love the cute little bunny! I have a hyacinth blooming by my window right now :)

Kandra said...

Seriously - that bunny is sporting some cuteness, but that puppy is too adorable - I melted! Gotta show the puppy design to my dd - she'll love it! :)

Kandra

Denise Felton said...

I love the bunny so hard! And what a great source for designs. I've scheduled a link to your post to go live on my blog later this morning. Thank you so much for sharing, Patty!

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think your puppy ipod cozy is adorable just the way he is! Twyla

Bunny said...

Sweet bunny! I can't wait to stitch it too!

Elizabeth said...

These are both so cute!