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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Peter and Charlotte

I pinned a simple bunny pattern off of Pinterest a few weeks ago for an Easter project.  Bunnies are one of my favorite collectibles and they just are hard to pass up this time of year. Simple Bunny Pattern.

Mine are made of a piece of drop-cloth that was left over from another project and were embellished a little.  This pattern is very simple, give it a try for a fun little project and embellish away.

Wish I knew how to add arrows (pointers) for this little guys picture, until I was showing him to my husband I didn't realize that I had literally created Peter Cottontail.  Get it????  The banner name I gave him was Peter and I made his tail from a ball of cotton still in the husk, thus Peter Cottontail. I'd like to say I did that on purpose but I'm just not that sharp.

His crown was made from a paper towel cardboard tube.  I ripped pieces of an old book, mod podged them on to the tube after cutting the top into peaks.  After the paper was dried I aged the crown a little and then embellished with some Martha Stewart glitter. He was then dressed out with a collar of burlap and an old skate key for his jewelry.

Same process for Miss Charlotte Cottontail.

Miss Charlotte has a Victorian collar with a cute pink heart attached.  She also has a real piece of raw cotton for a tail and is sporting a banner of scrabble pieces.  Her crown has small stars on the points and she has MS pink glitter to enhance her crown.

So there you have it, two cute little bunnies for spring that were made from scraps around the house using a Pinterest inspired pattern.



Rettabug said...

Both are just darling & I'm giggling at your unintended "Peter COTTON tail"! LOL

I sure hope Pinterest gets their TOS changed so we can use it safely.
It was a wonderful source of inspiration, as you have shown.


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Those bunnies turned out just adorable, especially all the darling collars. Love the one with the vintage key:)

Okio B Designs said...

Your bunnies are just precious! I saw that pattern on Pinterest and attempted one. It was an epic fail. I'll just have to admire yours!


Paula said...

Adorable! I love both versions and simply can't pick a favorite. Will you leave these out after Easter? I would!

julie - eab designs said...

So happy to see you liked my bunny pattern. Yours are absolutely adorable!! My favorite so far. Happy to have discovered your blog. ~ Julie

Sarah said...

Your bunny is totally charming. I'd smile each time I passed this little fellow. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. ~ Sarah

Debbie said...

Yes, I DO get the Peter Cottontail! That's adorable and just plain perfect. I love the whole project. I just love pinterest. It's full of so many great ideas. Unlike you, I often can't get them to come to fruition so well.


Designs on 47th Street said...

How very cute Char AND creative! I love the individual charm you added to each. Man! I would LOVE to have my old skate key. I wonder if it's buried in some of my mother's old treasures? I doubt it. Where did you find yours? Great project Miss Char!

Susan said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing