I had a problem with my website yesterday, it crashed after doing an update. I has been fixed now, so here is yesterday’s post. Today’s post was just a whinge about computers.
I am making another bunny and timing how long it takes to make, just the sewing together, not cutting pieces out. There is a possibility of a workshop so I need to know how long. I am also making this one just like the book with fabric inner ears and pads, and button eyes. The bunnies in the window all have felt ears and pads and safety eyes. At the moment she is armless, but they will be sewn today.
We set up the window for Easter at Can Do Books yesterday. The bunnies. I made six rabbits from the Making Luna Lapin book by Sarah Peel. Stephanie has make a rabbit also which will be joining the party soon, They are having an afternoon tea party. The comfy chairs pattern in in the Luna Lapin book, and the three garden chairs I found in Geelong last week (will show a better photo of them another day). You can see where the little grey grannie square rug is. The lampshade has little rabbit silhouettes cut out in paper. The tea set I found at Big W. Seems like a very elegant tea party getting underway.
I realised I haven’t shown another bunny I finished last week. She is in the grey/brown felt with pink ears and pads. She is dressed in a silk taffeta shirt and plaid business skirt. She also has some cotton undies on. The shirt pattern is not from the book, but one I worked out from another pattern. The silk was a little difficult to work with because of fraying problems, but I think it is a nice shirt now that it is finished.
The artist’s nude model I made for the commission delivered last week is resting on two parts of a chair and the wrapped ball. Together they look like she is on a chaise lounge. I made the two parts of the chair out of pool noodle. It is very easy to carve and make the shape I want. It is also very light, so doesn’t effect the balance of the ball. I covered the pieces in red wool felt, then sewed on braid at the edges. The knitted rug helps with the illusion of a chair.