I used the new coin purse dies, the ears and nose from the bunny bag dies, and the little button eyes from the bitty button stacks dies.
I was so impatient to tackle the coin purse that I didn't have time to go out and buy pink felt - I just used a copic marker to color the felt for the ears and bitty nose. I kind of like how mottled and "sponged on" the color looks!
I first sewed up the face: the little eyes and nose. Next up, the ears - a layer of the "pink felt" onto the larger white ear shape. And then, because I didn't want all the stitching to show in the back, I used fabric glue to adhere another ear shape to the back.
When I was sewing up the zipper, I just tucked the ears between the front fabric and the zipper and sewed it with the rest. No sweat.
I watched Erin's video (but I'm MUCH slower with the hand-stitching. there was a lot of pausing and re-playing. ha) and it made inserting the zipper a no-brainer. Seriously, nothing to it!
The final touch involved a dauber and some pink ink for a subtle bunny blush.
I really love the dies! I'm still figuring out how many shims to put into my die-cutter so that it cuts all of the holes cleanly. With this project, that was my biggest ick. But once the holes were all poked out, and I dust-bustered all of the mess (haha) it was very enjoyable to have all of the kidlets watching over my shoulder as it came together. Now they all want different critters, and Sofia would like to tackle her own!
I hope you like it!
This is adorable! Love it!ReplyDelete
So dang cute!ReplyDelete
Very cute...i can see many requests rolling in once your kiddies show their friends!ReplyDelete
This is so cute!!!ReplyDelete
I cannot get over how cute this is!!! Great job.ReplyDelete
Wow, so adorable. Really fun idea to color the fabric with copics. I wonder how long the ink will hold up and if it is machine washable? I would love to try it!ReplyDelete
This is just too cute! What a great idea ! Nice way to use the ears if you have them. Love the face too. I am having so much fun with these dies.....I want to make them all day long.......if only I had a maid :)ReplyDelete
Just adorable! And very clever of you to incorporate the bunny ears with the zipper.ReplyDelete
Too sweet for words, well done! I'm excited to try my die out too.ReplyDelete
LOVE the pink ears :)
Oh, this is so super sweet!ReplyDelete
So Sweet! Reminds me of 'Hello Kitty'. Lots of little ones will love this. BevReplyDelete
So clever! There is a video from Papertrey Ink Stamp A Faire 2013 that shows how to dye felt with kool-aid! PTI needs to come out with sweet blush colored felt!! Also, my tip on the shims for these dies is to get one of those metal shims. Those work great and are the perfect amount to get the holes punched...I do mine once thru- once back & once thru again. Keep up the cuteness! :)ReplyDelete
This is sooooo cute!ReplyDelete