Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sleeping Bunnies

See the bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon
Shall we wake them with a merry tune?
They`re so still, are they ill?
Wake up little bunnies!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop - Hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop...



Shortly after my son was born, I purchased a really sweet little small Maileg bunny that looks a bit like this, but without the pj's,  and ever since I have had this desire to have a go at making one. Well the moment finally arrived a few weeks back, I undressed the little bunny and had a go at drawing out a pattern in the size I thought best and with a little tweaking here and there some rather sweet little sleeping bunnies were born.
 
 


I had heaps of fun making these little darlings with their long ears and big feet
  
 
 
stitching their little faces
 




and best of all making their little night dresses.




I couldn't just stop with the girls, no of course not, there needed to be some boys 





I had heaps of fun stitching these little over sized dungarees, especially using fun prints such as this London design







and this sweet Riley Blake design

 
 
 
 
I just love these prints, they are fun and really lovely designs and it has been such a joy making these. I only intended to make a couple, but got a bit carried away, so I am sure there will be quite a few left after the preschool fundraiser, which I will pop in my Etsy Shop which will hopefully open in the beginning of December. For now though I am working on a myriad of different things, which I promise to share soon.



To be honest one doesn't need to look far for inspiration on linen hares or bunnies as so many people are making them, but for me the beautiful linen bunnies made by the lovely Stephanie from Millefeuilles just have the edge and have most certainly inspired me. If you haven't already seen these, you do need to pop over to have a look, they are simply beautiful!!
 
 
 


See the bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon
Shall we wake them with a merry tune?
They`re so still, are they ill?
Wake up little bunnies!
Jump little bunnies, jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump - jump, jump, jump
Jump little bunnies, jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump...
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop, - hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
hop, hop, hop...
 
 
Warm Wishes
Hannapat
xoxo

39 comments:

  1. Dear Hannapat
    Your bunnies are gorgeous! Many congratulations! I have had a go at a couple using the Tilda and Helen Phillips patterns, but how much nicer to have created your own. I love Stephanie from Millefeuilles' hares, rabbits and mice too - her attention to detail is phenomenal. I am sure that yours will be snapped up to be loved by some delighted new owners.
    Best wishes and happy crafting
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie, yes I think I was just lucky really as it worked after the first attempt. I enjoyed drawing it all out and seeing whether it was going to work. I think my knowledge on how to make teddies really helped here. Thanks for your sweet comment xoxo

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  2. Hi Hannapat! These bunnies are sooo adorable! Love their pretty night clothes and the little dungarees. I'm surw they'll sell very very well!
    Have a lovely week!
    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion, that is really sweet of you! xo

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  3. These are great!!! And so adorable. Especially the boys because you don't often see the boy version of them done. I doubt that there will be any left after the fundraiser. They will be snapped up in no time.

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    1. Awh thanks. Yes I really wanted to make boys, maybe because I have one of each and know just how much they love these kind of toys. They have both already added it on their Christmas list, which is really lovely. The village is only small so I am sure there will be many left, but thanks anyway you are really sweet. xoxo

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  4. Oh. My. Gosh.
    These are gorgeous!!! I want one of each!
    I wish I had your talent, I seriously do, I have had sewing on my bucket list for some time now, I do know how to sew by hand but by machine... not so much... I will learn one day!!! So envious of your talent! You rock!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy you are too kind!! I am sure with a little time and perseverance you may impress yourself!! Thanks for your lovely comment it really warmed my heart xoxo

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  5. Hannapat, i've added a link for my pudding recipe back to here but I'm not at all sure if I did it right!! Could you check it for me if you get the chance. Ta honey.
    Rosie

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  6. Firstly, William and I were only singing that lovely song yesterday in Dubai. Secondly,those rabbits are simply stunning. I love the fabrics and you have made real treasures ands story thank you so much for popping into chalky's and leaving such a lovely comment

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    1. Awh, gosh you must be missing him! It is such a lovely song I know both mine really loves it. Thank you for your sweet comment and always a pleasure to pop in to read your lovely blog. xoxo

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  7. These are a beautiful bunch of bunnies! I hope that the fundraiser goes really well, I am sure that with these on offer it will go very well! xx

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  8. That is Little Flower's fave song! And my oh my you are a super talented lady! Your bunnies are gorgeous. I'm gobsmacked...the ears, the outfits, part of me hopes they don't all sell out so I can buy one! But I'm sure they'll be the most popular items at the sale, who could resist! Cxxx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie. I am very sure they won't all sell as our village is really teeny and I have quite a bit of other stuff too, so there will be some left and more to come. xoxo

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  9. Oh the little bunnies are soooooooooo adorable, I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes. You clever thing. Hope you are keeping well
    Clare x

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  10. Your bunnies are so sweet. I love the fabrics you used for their clothing too. I am sure they will be in high demand.

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  11. They are so sweet, so cute, so totally bunnilicious. I can't see you having many left, especially as they have such cute outfits too. Hope you received your book safe and sound :) xx

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  12. They are gorgeous! I have made a couple of the Tilda ones but they dont look as nice as yours.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I can't imagine that they are nicer than the Tilda ones as I haven't seen them, but it is very kind of you to say. xoxo

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  13. Your bunnies are adorable, Hannapat...they look very individual too, and remind me of vintage toys. I love the liveliness of each one, and the gorgeous fabrics! And I really enjoyed the song too :)
    Keep cosy!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank Helen, yes I am sure the song brought back memories, it always does for me even though I still hear it fairly often. I appreciate your very kind comments. Take care xoxo

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  14. Hannapat I adore these, what a clever girl you are. They are just so cute and I can't wait for your shop to open, I will be banging on the door. Keep warm and cosy Hannapat, big hugs to you.
    Lots of love as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Oh Dorothy you are far too kind dear! xoxo

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  15. These are absolutely awesome... I want one!! You are clever, well done xxxx

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    1. Thanks Andrea, there will be many more and I am very sure there will be a few left after next Friday. You are very sweet xoxo

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  16. Oh Hannapat - a gold star for you - you are so so clever to start from scratch and produce such beauty; I love these bunnies and their sweet clothing: well done and what a busy girl you are! Warm hugs and much love, Joy xoxo

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    1. Thanks Joy, yes it was a funny thing how a piece of paper and a pencil got me there, but I really enjoyed it and I think the knowledge on how to make bears really helped. Thank you for your lovely comment dear xoxo

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  17. Dear, dear Hannapat,

    Your bunnies are truly beautiful and unique. The way you marry the pretty fabrics together make my heart sing. I am truly honoured (not to mention blushing a little) to be cited here. Thank you so much and please FORIVE my memory slip over on Facebook about your blog name: let's put it down to a slightly frazzled day with the children talking constantly to me and my mind being out of focus. I will NOT make that mistake again.

    Please, please make some more bunnies and show us, please?

    Warm wishes,

    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. Needles to say I would never have expected you to know my facebook name and thank you for your kind comments about my bunnies. It means a great deal especially coming from you. There will definitely be more, they are just too much fun to make! xoxo

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  18. I can't believe you just cut out a pattern just like that and made these amazing bunny boys and girls. They are brilliant, so clever, thank you for sharing them with us. I am also a big fan of Stephanie's bunnies too xox Penny

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    1. Thanks Penny for your kind comment xoxo

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  19. Oh aren't they delightful!!! I love your Bunnies, especially the boys - love their dungarees :-). Yes, as soon as I saw them I instantly thought of Stephanie's beautiful bunnies... I've made one of Alicia Paulson's bunnies before and loved making it so much so can imagine how much joy making these would bring you. I can't believe you just made your own pattern up like that! So clever. Congratulations Hannapat, will go check out your shop.....Mel xxx

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    1. I mean I'll check out your shop when it's open! :-)

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    2. Thanks Mel, yes the little dungarees are rather sweet and I do really like the boys, they are just a little bit cheeky, but a bit cool too! It has been a great deal of fun indeed and thank you for your sweet comments about them. I can't say that I have seen Alicia Paulson's bunnies so will have to go and have a look. xoxo

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  20. These are just adorable... I love how they all seem to have their own little personalities! Their outfits are so sweet too. Beautiful, as are all your makes!
    Marianne x

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  21. Well, now you have outdone yourself!! I am amazed that you can draw a pattern and make such beautiful bunnies! Really well done! They all have their own personalities and the boys are very cute. Their clothes are so cute. How are you going to part with them?

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  22. I don't know how I missed these cuties - they are just gorgeous x Jane

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  23. THESE brought an even bigger grin to my face than the deer, this morning. You ROCK!

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