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Topic: I can make that -- so I did. *Now with bunny-lovin' pics on PG 4*  (Read 20915 times)
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« on: August 21, 2008 11:06:46 AM »

You know this man:

You know him as the ham of many of my posts, the model of size 3T skirts and the survivor of sock-monkey attacks.  Do you know him as a soft-hearted mush?  Read on.

A few weeks ago, it was First Friday, and DH's campers were performing courtesy of a highfalutin  "Main Line" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Main_Line) baby store called Nurture.  You know these places, designed for dreamy moms-to-be to design perfectly coordinated outfits while they can still micromanage their children's socks and diaper covers, before the kids start asserting preferences, c. age 2 (I am told, incidentally, I would not wear green for many years).  So there we were, me, the supportive spouse, and him, corralling 25-odd (and 25 odd as well) campers out of destroying the store, into the sidewalk area, to do some sing-and-dance-happy-times numbers.  He spied this cute-as-a-button animal:


And said, simply, "I want that."

I carefully noted the designer tag, Manuella Designs, an Israeli designer who has scads of cute baby toys on her website.  www.manuelladesign.com  It was $36.  Cute, but $36 cute?  You've heard it and uttered it before: "I can make that."  I went home, and began my plan.

Started as this:

A fleece jacket from Salvation Army.  I like fabric-shopping there.  I was looking for a berber-type fleece just to be a little different.  I found this in green, which matches the original I chose above, and is decidedly "masculine", don't you agree?

Turned into this:

I ran out this morning for the yellow ear-lining.  It'a  cotton jacquard, very soft.  I thought it provided a good contrast to the fuzzy moss-green of the body. 

Close-up of brocade, as best I could show it:

His face, somewhat of a disappointment.  I used many strands of floss, and went over my stitching many times.  The berber just ate it up, but it is still cute, and a nod to the original:

His little rumpikins!

And, because you are SO LUCKY to be reading this far, I reward you with...

[insert dramatic pause]

The pattern!

I took measurements from a large screen image, then used ratios to blow them up to the original size.  In other words, he's a 1:1 scale model of the original.  Blow up the image till the ear is 14"long (excepting seam allowances) or the body is 16" long (excepting seam allowances).  Tail was a circle of 4" diameter gathered and stuffed.  Feet are filled with lentils, then stuffed into the leg with polyfill.  I might make the neck a little shorter next time, but otherwise I am pleased with my reproduction Manuella Designs bunny. 

I hope you are too!

EDIT:  Pix of The Man lovin' on the Bunny added on PG 4!
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008 11:11:12 AM »

Oh that is soooooo cute! Thank you for sharing!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008 11:27:35 AM »

That's awesome.  I need to make one for my friends new baby!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008 11:36:04 AM »

yours turned out much cuter in fact! the ears look really creepy in the picture of the original. YIKES! but yours look sweeter. it's sweeter all around.


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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 11:41:09 AM »

1- I always read your posts because your DH is such a funny model!
2- This is so darn cute
3- No pictures of him loving on the bunny?  (The lettuce, however, almost makes up for it!)

Looking forward to your next project!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 11:43:08 AM »

Is it weird that I got a little giddy when I saw the pic of your fella? Your posts and projects are always the bestest Smiley

Anywho, love the bunny... it's too cute. Well done! And thanks for sharing your pattern!

« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008 11:47:29 AM »

How cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008 12:05:19 PM »

Your version is much cuter and more lovable!!
Your DH is a wonderful model. I agree that some action shots with him and Mr. Bunny would be fab!
 Yeah, I'm also a fan of your posts!! Keep 'em coming, sister!

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008 01:08:17 PM »

so cute!! thanks for the pattern

« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008 01:27:00 PM »

very cute. you did an awesome job replicating it.

 the website .. for anyone who couldnt get to it .. is manuelladesign not designs
 very cute stuff at the website  thanks for sharing Smiley

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