March 29, 2011

Mini "Chocolate" Easter Bunnies

Time for some Easter Bunnies that don't add any inches to your waistline! ;D These little Mini Bunnies were inspired by all the real chocolate Easter Bunnies I ate as a kid. These guys are pretty tiny- standing about 7 inches tall (18cm) by 5 inches wide. (13cm) They come in 5 "flavors":

strawberry cream:

pistachio cream:

white chocolate:

milk chocolate:

and dark chocolate:

They are all unique, and have hand embroidered mouths, whiskers, and eyes. These little guys were a lot of fun to make, and are available now in my etsy shop. I may just have to go out and buy myself a real chocolate bunny to eat after staring at these guys for the past few days. :D

March 22, 2011

Spring is here!

Well "officially" it's spring, but still feeling a bit wintery around here. The birds don't seem to care though- especially the ones that have been waking me up every morning around 4:30 with their chirping outside my window. ;D As for myself, I was getting tired of all the gloomy skies and decided to make some colorful spring bunnies to cheer me up.

These guys are approximately 13 inches (33cm) tall, and a good size for cuddling. They are made from super soft fleece and flannel, in as cheerful colors as I could find in my fabric stash. I took advantage of the brief hour of sunshine we had last thursday to take some photos in the yard.

These bright and cheery bunnies will be hopping into my etsy shop this week. I hope that wherever you are, spring is in the air.

March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope that you all have some green on. ;D
As promised last week, a new Leprechaun makes his appearance today. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:
Bram O'Grady!

Bram really enjoys his job teasing humans and guarding his pot of gold, but he's decided to take a break and go visit some good friends in Tennessee this year. He's curious to see how Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day down south.

I wonder if Bram will get introduced to green beer? ;D
Have a lucky day everyone!

March 9, 2011

Getting my green on

I have to admit in advance that green is my favorite color. I also have to confess that I tend to hoard all my green fabrics like a miser and use them sparingly, as if they are a precious commodity that I will run out of. That's probably why you don't see me making too many green plush, although it's not for lack of material or love of green- that I can say for sure. (And is resoundingly proved by my having bins full of green fabrics of all kinds.) I decided that all this hoarding was just silly, and broke out the greens for a bunch of fun St. Patrick's Day plush. What better way to get over the impulse to hoard and make plush for a holiday that is all about celebrating green?

I think it goes without saying that I never get pinched for lack of green on St. Patrick's Day. :D

Green for good luck starts with these larger shamrocks:

some small four leaf clover/shamrock ornaments:

and a couple of dogs and cats with Shamrock/green patterned bellies and ears:

Everything is of course available in my etsy shop if you're in the green mood yourself.

I also made a new Leprechaun, but like his cousin Liam, he only appears to regular humans around the actual St. Patrick's Day. So tune in next week to meet him if you are curious. :D