Velveteen Rabbits, or: Anna Maria May Have Given Me Scarlet Fever

What a beautiful day for a walk in the wide, wide world!

Let’s see if we can find a friend, shall we?

Say, who’s that over there?

Oh, hai!  Wanna come play with us?

Hello!  So very nice to meet you.

You know, I wasn’t sure I’d meet any other rabbits out here, certainly not ones made of velveteen, as I am.  You see, my owner recently suffered from scarlet fever.

OK, so, good meeting you! We’ll see you ’round and stuff!  Bye-bye, now!

Bummer.  And just when we thought we’d met a nice bunny.

Dude.  What’s with your ear always being in my face?

Project details:  Bunny pattern loosely adapted from The Big Book of Soft Toys by Mabs Tyler.  Fabrics are Anna Maria Horner’s velveteens from the Innocent Crush collection. Each bunny required approximately a fat eighth of fabric.  Stuffed within an inch of their lives with poly fiberfil.  Quick project that leads to a lifetime of giggles!  Bunnies will be on display at Whipstitch Atlanta starting tomorrow–come see them!

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  • starjumper
    November 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    OMGEEE those are soooo cute! what a gorgeous idea! i was just sitting there thinking to myself this morning, “i bet those velvets by AMH are beautiful, but what ever would i do with them?” 😉

    • Deborah
      November 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

      starjumper–And it hardly takes any fabric! The velveteen is SO soft and wonderful to play with, too. Am thinking I need to do a jacket of some kind next, maybe a pea coat?

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  • Admitted Fabricaholic
    November 18, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    love the story line in pics…very cute

  • Jennifer O.
    November 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Adorable, though I think the yellow bunny has the Watership Down crazy bunny eye.

    • Deborah
      November 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      Jennifer O–I totally see that now! When I laid out the pattern pieces, I didn’t see that the design would fall right there–it’s like some kind of creepy bull’s eye, isn’t it?

  • Melody
    November 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Holy crap that’s awesome!! Where do you find the time??!

    • Deborah
      November 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks, dog! Our babies are very nice and let me play. At least, sometimes they do. I might not like them quite as much after this weekend… Ha!

  • Janimal
    November 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Uh oh – you have two rabbits – you know what that means? You’re gonna show up at work one day and there will be RABBITS EVERYWHERE! Keep them separated.

  • Wendymoon
    November 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    This is so stinking cute! Love the velveteen and the satiny ears too.

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    November 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    hehe, I was just reading this book to my children! What a great use for the velveteen. Wish I could stop by the store and pet them!

  • dana
    November 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    CUTE! Love that fabric, yes yes yes.

  • Quilty
    November 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    OMG Bunnies!

    The “Crush” collection is indeed totes awesome. I met Anna Maria at Quilt Market in Houston last month, btw, and she’s real nice.

    Thanks for the great blog, lady!

    • Deborah
      December 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      I sent Anna Maria the link to the post based on your comment–I love, love these bunnies and can’t wait to make a garment for myself out of this velveteen!

      Thanks for reading!