Friday, August 9, 2013

Silly socks to Grumpy Bunny

I am always looking for a fun project for the little man. But lately it seems my focus has been on a lot of my friends who are having babies. I wanted to try and practice making something fun to give to the sweet little bundles of joy that would be easy to ship and easy on the wallet. So with a little needle & thread, some stuffing and a fun pair of UN-used socks from target ($2.50)...used socks, gross....I was inspired to make a fabulous crib pal.
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 used the first tube sock to create the head, ears, and torso by cutting it into pieces like this:


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?

12 comments:

  1. Courtney, (sorry, not related to this adorable bunny but...) you look amazing! Have a nice weekend, and good for you for taking more time to yourself. -Sarah

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    1. Thank you so very much sweet girl. xoxoxo

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  2. totally love grumpy bunny! makes me smile too thinking of taking grumpy bunny to the cafeteria lunch table with mom's lunch notes ;)

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  3. This is just about the cutest DIY I've ever seen! Absolutely adorable! Your craftiness never ceases to amaze me. :)

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  4. Thanks sweet girl! Your little one is going to need one ;.) xoxoxo

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  5. I found out three weeks ago we're having a baby girl! :) She'll definitely need her own little grumpy bunny to drag around.

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  6. Um this is ah-mazing! Love it, can't handle it. Way to be!

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