I've seen a lot of different sock inspired critters all over Pinterest and thought I might give it a whirl. I was able to come up with my own bunny design. Three days of on and off hand sewing later and this little guy was born. He turned out looking a little grumpy. But I must admit, his grumpiness sort of makes me smile. How creepy of me, I know.
I'd like to think grumpy bunny is only so grumpy because it started raining while he was flying a kite. Needless to say, this is not the usual DIY on the ole' blog and I can pretty much guarantee that I have no clue what I am doing when I am sewing. I even hesitate to call it that. I'd prefer to say I "stick myself with a needle & pray everything holds together", true story.
But here is the story of how a pair of silly socks became grumpy bunny.
I then use the second sock to create the legs and arms. Both of which I trimmed a bit smaller once I decided how long I wanted my bunnies legs and arms to be. I also used scrap pieces to create a small tail.
I hand sewed and stuffed each piece separately before stitching them all together. I stitched a face on the head before I sewed it closed. Don't forget to turn the pieces inside out to stitch. Here is a sample of the arm:
I literally figured it out stitch by stitch as I went, which was what sort of made it fun.
I think the next one I make is going to involve a rattle or "bell" inside it for a sweet baby Boy...but for now my little guy is having some fun with his own grumpy bunny. Not bad for less than $3.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend...what projects are you going to try and tackle?