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They are multiplying! – Another Crochet Bunny

Another Crochet Rabbit

You may remember the darling little crochet rabbit I made a few weeks ago. Well, while that little one was under construction, I had a request to create another one. Of course, this one had to be different from the first.

Crochet Bunny by Jennifer

I used the same pattern, available here. This time I used Lion Brand Homespun in Barley.  Again, I mostly used the pattern. I kind of make changes on the fly while I work. For this pattern, I have lengthened the legs and arms. I just liked the way that looked.

The Homespun yarn is very forgiving and nice to work with. The finished bunny is very soft. If I were to make it again I think that I would have held two strands of yarn together. I really was hoping that it would be a little bigger but I didn’t want too many holes in the fabric.

Crochet Rabbit – the close-up

Another change on this rabbit was the face. I added a nose and mouth with embroidery floss. While my embroidery skills will not win any prizes I think that she has lots of personality.

Bunny Booty

One thing that is the same between these two bunnies is the over sized tail. I think that they are my favorite part! Why is making pom-poms so much fun! For this crochet bunny, I started with a much larger pom-pom and then trim it and trim it and then trim it some more until I have the size that I want. I find that doing this gives you a very dense pom-pom.

Doin’ what rabbit’s do, getting into the flowers

I just can’t keep these rabbits out of the flower pot! This was a quick little project and I am always happy to take requests from my daughter.

 

Crochet Baby Blanket & Bunny

Today’s project is a crochet baby blanket and bunny stuffie. I love making baby gifts. These two projects are for a new addition to our extended family. I was a little late getting them done, a certain Harry Potter Party got me a little behind, okay a lot behind, on my other projects. However, I was happy with how they turned out and while a little late the baby in questions hasn’t started college yet.

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Let’s start with the baby blanket. I made this blanket with one ball of Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in Tutti Fruiti. This was a simple jumbo granny square. The one difference was that when you start a new row you change direction. This gives the neat color pooling that you can see in the blanket. This was a very simple project and in fact, the first 2/3 of this blanket were done while I was waiting in the carpool. I just can’t sit and not do something with my hands. You could easily use any yarn for this and make it any size. You can find the pattern over on Lion Brand’s site here.

Now, on to the bunny! This little crochet darling was made using Bernat PipSqueak in Pixie Pow. The pattern I used is from One Dog Woof and can be found here. My favorite thing about the yarn/pattern combo was how forgiving it was.

Crochet bunny in a flower pot.

I did make a few alterations to the pattern as I went along. In fact, I think that the head was the only piece that I didn’t alter. I made the abdomen a little larger and the legs, arms, and ear a little longer. I didn’t really keep track of what I did but I just worked until I was happy with the shape of length and then moved on to the next part.

My daughter loved this bunny and I was only able to send it along with the promise that I would make another for her.

I added a pom-pom tail with basic acrylic yarn out of my stash. I loved the tail, it also helps this little bunny sit-up.  I trimmed a lot off my original pom-pom which is why the end result is a tight dense ball.

Pom pom bunny tail

The pattern gives directions for an embroidered nose and I really went back and forth on whether to add one or not, but in the end, I just left the nose off and I think that this bunny looks fine without one.  The eyes are plastic safety eyes and she was stuffed with basic polyfill. I hope that she will be loved.

Bunny Face

That is it for today! Thank you for stopping by.

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Woodland Birthday Card

Good Morning!

Today’s card is for another birthday party! My daughter actually has two parties this weekend. The second has a Minecraft theme so I will have to do some research before I whip up that one. I know very little about Minecraft. The first party has a woodland/outdoorsy theme and I tried to mimic the invitation with some retired QuicKutz dies and flower punches.

Woodland Birthday-1

For this card I started by creating an oval mask using Spellbinders dies. I cut the largest oval out of a scrap of white cardstock and placed it over my card. Sometimes I use copy paper to create masks but the cardstock worked well for this card. I used my Ink Blending Tools to ink in the void using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon.  Next, I cut out my deer shape using my Epic  6.

Woodland Birthday-4

I ran my die through my machine three times; once for the brown layer, once for the eye and white spots and then a final time for the pupil and nose. I lightly inked the edge of my deer with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give him a little pop. I then adhered my deer on top of my masked oval. I added the white accents with a white gel pen and the black accents with a multi-liner. I also added a little sparkle on the white spots with my White Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Woodland Birthday-6

Next I cut out the bunny and the fox in the same way. Each different color requires an additional cut. Next, I added the flowers.

Woodland Birthday-2

I punched the flowers out using my McGill Paper Blossom Punch called the Mini Petals. I cut out a variety of flowers in my three colors. I lightly inked the edges in the same colors I used in the oval and then shaped the flowers using the McGill Tools. I then adhered these to my card and added a little Stickles in the center of each. At this point I decided that it was a little too plain so I added the flourish stamps. These stamps are from BoBunny and I inked them with Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. I stamped these while the Sitckles were still wet, which was not the smartest idea but I only smudged one flower and I just “couldn’t” wait.

Woodland Birthday-7

At this point I added my bunny and fox and then I still felt that it was too plain so I threw some adhesive gems on it. I actually managed to wait for everything to dry before I added the Rose Red mat and adhere everything to the card base. The last step was to add a sentiment.

Woodland Birthday-5

 

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from My Sentiment’s Exactly! and was stamped in the Picked Raspberry. That was it! I hope that the Birthday Girl likes her card.

Materials

Stamps: Happy Birthday Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!, Flourishes – BoBunny

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Rose Res – Stampin’ Up, Misc.

Ink: VesaMark – Tsukineko, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Walnut Stain & Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink – Ranger

Other: Deer, Bunny & Fox Dies – QuicKutz (Retire), Oval Dies – Spellbinders, Mini Petals Punch – McGill Paper Blossoms, White Gel Pen  & Pigma Micro 05- Sakura, White – Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Glam Pink, Yellow & Orange Peel Stickles – Ranger, Adhesive Gems – Mark Richards & Hero Arts (Large Pink Gem)

 

Blue Bunny Cupcake

Afternoon all!

It feels really hot today. We have had such a wonderful summer that upper 90s feels just plain terrible! Thank goodness for air-conditioning.

Today’s card features Mama Elephant’s Carnival Cupcake stamp set. I have been wanting this set for quiet sometime but I don’t do too much whimsy so I talked myself out of it countless times. Alas this darling set finally won me over. It is so cute. So I have promised myself that I will use it more then just this time.

Created by Jennifer Miner with Carnival Cupcakes by Mama Elephant
Created by Jennifer Miner with Carnival Cupcakes by Mama Elephant

I started this card by stamping the center bunny and then used basic masking to stamp the bear and cupcake. I colored my trio with Copic Markers.

Copics & Mama Elephant
Copics & Mama Elephant

I then die cut my ovals with the Spellbinders Oval dies. I then stamped all the minis for the background.

Stamps by Mama Elephant
Stamps by Mama Elephant

After stamping the background I colored the bears and bunnies with Copics and then colored the background.

Carnival Cupcakes
Carnival Cupcakes

I mounted the colored background on a blue and then purple pieces of card stock. I added a piece of vellum over the background and then added the ribbon.

Blue Bunny Cupcake-5

 

The brads are from Queen & Co. I made this card a side fold.

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Vellum – The Paper Company, Blue & Purple Card Stock – Unknown

Stamps: Carnival Cupcakes – Mama Elephant

Ink: True Black Dye Ink – Papertrey Ink

Copics: B02, B04, B06, R01, R02, RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, V01, V04, V12, V15, V17

Misc.: White Gelly Roll Pen, Ribbon – Craft Essentials by JoAnn, Brads – Queen & Co