Friday, 7 March 2008

better bunny!

Well I'm happy to report that I have improved my bunny "design" and my new creations no-longer have any owl genes!

I made this one for my friend's birthday present and included some of the gorgeous new washing line fabric I found on Etsy. I'm quite pleased with myself as I didn't have anything ready for my friend by yesterday afternoon and we were all meeting up for a special "Thursday night sewing" to celebrate her birthday. I'd had lots of ideas but nothing had come together. So I sat at the sewing machine last night and managed to whip Mr Bunny up in about an hour - in time for our little party!

I also made her a very simple little card to match but I couldn't get a decent photo - it has shell buttons in the middle but you can hardly see them! I followed Leanne Beasley's tip and used UHU Power glue to stick the buttons on - it really works!


Earlier in the day I decided I needed to take Monkee Maker's advice and check out Aldi for knitting needles and wool. I may have corrupted a bloggy friend who is not meant to be buying any wool until Easter and made her come with me but I won't tell if you don't!


I got these acrylic needles (that I really don't need - but they are pretty!)


And this incredibly cheap wool (acrylic) - 5 x 100g balls for only £3.49! That's amazing! And I plan on persuading my corrupted friend to show me how to make granny squares with it.

Talking of knitting here is my first creation from my mother's day book

happily standing in the sunshine with his new friends Wol and Antonio Bunderas (nobody has actually told Antonio that he looks like a mutant bunny/owl so please don't spill the beans, he'd be terribly upset)

Finally Lynette Anderson and Carey of Blueberry Lane are having a giveaway and have asked that we show our pin-cushions so here are mine - all in use, and all from lovely bloggy friends.

Mr Bunny is from my lovely friend Thimbleanna and arrived with all the ingredients for making some yummy S'mores!

The beautiful felt heart was a bloggy giveaway that I won from the very talented Joni of Yummers - I love the central button!

The little Christmas house is from Esther of My cuppa' charms - I initial didn't think I would be able to stick pins in it as it is so beautiful and detailed!

And the scrappy cabin is from my role-models Melly and Me!

I love all my pincushions and love the fact that they all have such wonderful origins - before I started blogging I just had a very tired looking pumpkin pincushion that wasn't very happy at all - these four make me smile every time I use them!

27 comments:

Gina said...

So many lovely things to comment about... pin cushions, fabrics, yarns, needles, bunnies.... all gorgeous Lucy.

New bunny is lovely... but not better! Rather partial to the deformed Antonio!

Knot Garden said...

I love your bunny design, especially his ears.
The knitted piggy is adorable, I must look out for that book.

corry said...

What a lovely things...do you ever sleep Lucy?? I love the knitted pig and the bunny is so cute! And all those beautiful pincushions....thanks for this inspirational post!

Lesley said...

I love bunny MKII - great carrot!!!

Your knitted piggy is lovely and I can't believe you got it made so quickly!

Gorgeous pincushions Locket - they do make mine look very sad so I'm not going to show you!!

Lesley xx

p.s. word verif -mqqwof - this is Moog's Scottish relative!

French Knots said...

Love the needles....oh dear I think there's an Aldi opned near here!
Love the genetically modified bunny!

the vicious chicken said...

Great bunnies, Lucy Locket - and I *love* the knitted piglet! You're so speedy, though... don't know how you manage it... I feel quite inadequate in comparison :o(
VCxx

PS Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - just seen Lesley's mqqwof comment above! Hee hee hee...

dottydesigns said...

I LOVE the piggie, I absolutely LOVE piggies, It is not often you see pigs in fields these days but when I do I always say 'hello' to them. Don't tell anyone as they'll think I'm mad! Love your pincushions too, what lovely stories they hold. X

Annie said...

bunnies are looking good Lucy, and I love all those pincushions. I think I will snap mine today. Aldi is unreal with prices aren't they!

Patti said...

Lovin those bunsters.

Though I'm with Gina and have a soft spot for the original rabbitwol thingummy.

Lynette Anderson said...

Your pincushions are gorgeous, thaks for showing them to us.
You are realy tempting me to do some knitting and that is really silly as I live in a sub tropical place and we hardly even use jumpers!

Thimbleanna said...

That piggie is adorable Lucy! As is the new bunny and Wol. And, of course the pincushions LOL!

Leanne said...

Well done on the bunny. I am emailing your blog address to Antonio Banderas as soon as I have finished this LOL. The pig is really cute you knitting must have gone into overdrive.

twiggypeasticks said...

Cute bunny and I LOVE the piggy it's so cute.
Twiggy

marit said...

I adore your new bunnies, ad I adore Antonio! He's just perfic!(as Pop Larkin used to say...)
Cute pincushions!

est said...

yr bunny is so cute! clever idea to have the pocket on it!! :)

Kitty said...

Such lovely pictures Lucy ... where to start? Mr Bunny is wonderful - I can't believe he only took you an hour? :-O

And you can't go posting pictures of yarn like that ... it makes me want some! Pretty needles too.

Hope you have a fab weekend. x

Jackie said...

Love your newest rendition of the bunny!! All your pincushions are wonderful.

Kaz said...

Loving the new bunny - although I liked the first. I got some of that aldi wool and it knits up lovely for such a bargain. Oohh listen to me like I've been knitting for years.

Gorgeous fabrics on the bunny too.

Kaz x

Jennie said...

I don't have a pin cushion *sob* so I'm a bit jealous of yours ;)
I love the bunnies, but the mutant bunny who isn't a mutant bunny still holds a special place in my heart.
The knitted pig is gorgeous.

Lina said...

I love your pin cushions too!

Carin said...

you have beautiful pincushions and your bunny is adorable!

Monkee Maker said...

Great goodies galore Mrs L! The bunny is a cutie, as is the pig, and I'm glad to see you fell for the charms of the bargain wool and needles at Aldi.

I'm looking forward to seeing your granny squares, I've been playing with a hook recently too.

:)

Nadine said...

Granny squares ? I just LOVE them, too ! Go there, and you'll find tons of info's, tips AND beautiful photos ! :>)

http://www.grannyalong.blogspot.com/

dottycookie said...

Grannyn squares? Are you going to crochet now too? Blimey woman, slow down! I just learned to crochet (again) for the bunny swap - it is fun, you'll like it ...

I love your bunnies, old and new. Antonio Bunderas - fab name!

Charlie P said...

Aww, I love all the animals! You have been busy recently. Well done on the amazing weight loss, it's so hard to do but seems to have taken no time at all. If only I could do more knitting and less cake-eating...

Jane said...

Lots of lovely things Lucy. I haven't got a pin cushion and tried to leave a comment but blogger wouldn't co-operate and threw me out! never mind i'll get around to making one eventually. Granny squares are great fun, there is a book of 200 crochet stitches which includes instructions for different squares. Jane x

www.tantehilde.be said...

Oh I love that washing line fabric! and I love that bunny, and the piggy, and the pincushions, and the yarn, and the flashy needles.. I must check the aldi these days too, perhaps they have something in belgium for me too