ScrapHappy April 2023 – Rabbit, Rabbit

Finally, a year after opening the shop, we’ve managed to get round to starting our long-planned stitching club. Once a month we’re meeting up to work on some projects using textiles. The last day in March saw our inaugural meeting of Textile Club. For our first get-together, we wanted a simple project that would allow us to chat about our interests, discuss future projects and get to know each other a bit. My friend and collaborator, Annette, found a simple template to work from and I collected together fabric, ribbons and beads from the shop’s huge collection of scraps. Everyone could then choose the fabric and embellishments that appealed and stitch by hand or on a sewing machine (electric or hand) to create their own Easter bunny. I chose a to make a sunny bunny, but there was a wide variety in the final line up:

Future sessions will also use scraps, so there should be plenty scrappy creations to share in coming months.

Back to the crochet and I also felt the need for a bollard bunny, so here he is:

All the yarn was scrap – the little chest piece and the insides of the ears used up a tiny oddment of Jacob’s wool and I think the grey may be pure wool too. The cover itself was made by Mr Snail, using an unloved ball that made its way to the shop. The pattern is Rodney Rabbit from one of my favourite designers, Kelly of Little Green Bear – do check out her shop if you are looking for animals to make.

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folk often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

Kate,  Gun, Eva,  Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Edi, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jan (me), Moira, SandraChrisAlys, ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti, DebbieroseNóilinViv, Lynn and Tierney

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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  1. Amazing how those bunnies multiply. I love the one atop the bollard too.

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  2. Going Batty in Wales

     /  April 15, 2023

    I wish I lived near enough to join your textile club! I love your bollard covers.

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  3. Some of those bunnies have quite sophisticated expressions! I do think some form of Bollard Creature Rampant should feature outside the shop on a regular basis, with the dragon being the default creature, obviously. Perhaps a pair of them, the other being a Snail Rampant? Go on, I dare you.

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  4. I love the multiple colours and expressive ears on those stitched bunnies – and Rodney is pretty adorable too perched on his bollard cover!

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  5. Love the Easter Bunnies. I shall hunt for the template.

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  6. I like that you both work on these things. I’ll bet people on your street are always checking to see what’s new on the bollard! Cute bunny, and bunnies in textile club.

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  7. So nice you’ve started your club and with a great result too! I hope the bollard bunny comes in when it rains. I wouldn’t like to see what the wool would do wet.

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  8. wish I was close enough to join the “bunny club”. The bollard bunny looks like he is about to hop away, he looks very welcoming.

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  9. So cute, both the stitched one and the pollard rabbit!

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  10. Your little rabbits are adorable

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  11. oh those bunnies are so cute – enjoy the stitch club

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  12. I smiled my way through this post. It’s delightful.

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