Monday, March 14, 2011

Simply Primitives Time!

I usually think I'm a pretty organized person, but I seem to find myself rushing around at the last minute to get my Simply Primitives submissions finished, photographed and listed. I'd like to think that's my creative side showing through---always exciting to begin the next project without necessarily finishing the last one! Anyway, here's a peak at my offerings for March:
Bunny Pincushion
Pincushion Detail
Cute design by Primitive Gatherings. I've stitched it on a piece of vintage flour sack and backed it with a piece from an old quilt. The close-up better represents the actual color of the wool.
Wool Garden Crazy
Brown Calico Backing
I have a love-hate relationship with bunnies. It's fun to see them frolicking around the yard, but I'm not happy to find them in my garden. I really get annoyed when they just chew the flowers off plants and leave them in the garden. This guy looks like he really hit the jackpot with this big flower and I love the simple, folky design by A Piece of Work.
Folk & Whimsy Bunny
I'm so pleased with the way this guy turned out. I adapted him from a pattern I've had for probably about 10 years, and I don't know why I didn't make him sooner! He's made from cotton flannel and heavily tea dyed. Ears and arms are wired so they bend as desired and he has stitched features and fiber whiskers. I've weighted him so he stands a little nicer. Unfortunately, I didn't get his carrot done in time for the photo, but he will come with a painted muslin carrot, not the plastic one pictured! I'm not even sure why I ever purchased a plastic carrot, but it was the right size for the backpack.
Running Bunny 
And finally, I have this primitive bunny created from my own design. I think he'd look good on a twiggy wreath or hanging from a cupboard, as pictured, or your front door. Made from muslin that has been painted and hand stitched together.

Now, on to finish that carrot.

2 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Roberta-just stopping by to study your blog and decide on your swap goodies - I love these pillows and rabbits. They are just adorable! Great job!

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

I love love love your wool bunny pillows!