Today I'll be using all of the patterns from yesterday! So you have nothing else to download... you'll just need felt and DMC cotton thread (I am using 3 strands again). Oh and some paperclips too!
I have seen this idea of using paperclips and felt/fabric combo, paper and felt toppers all over blogland (they can be used as bookmarks). It was new to me so I had to make three (hundred) but with bunnies of course!! ...oh and I made this totally random teal leaf guy too. He somehow snuck into the bunny basket when I was prepping everyone for the photo shoot. He's a rebel like that. Don't let the smile fool you!
I cannot really tell you the best way to get the paperclips in between the felt pieces - I can just tell you how I did it. But firstly.. let's start with a few felt cutting tips and of course some Wonder Under.
I have found that using a head pin to secure the paper shape to your felt is the best way to get felt shapes cut out (cleanly and evenly). You just trim around the shape while it's held snugly in place.
That's just my way - but if it works for me it might work for you as well.
I kinda struggled with this at first so I wanted to share how I cut out shapes.
I also use the exact same paper shape for tracing my shapes.
This is a piece I have prepped with Wonder Under already.
I simply trace the shape onto the paper, cut it out and poof.. Savvy Bunny shapes ahoy!
Here is the shape ready to be attached to a linen cloth napkin.
This is the same method I used to make the yellow bunny towel tucked inside the basket up top (and down below when you get that far).
(how did he get in here???)
Here are a few of the paperclip bunny bookmarks I made.
I basically blanket stitched all the way up one side and down the other - and when I got to the bottom, I stuck a paperclip in there and blanket stitched around it. I should have gotten RonChops to help me with the pics so I could share more here.
All I can tell you is to work with it (that's really helpful right).
The only problem I had with this is that the paperclip was sliding up and down inside.
Sew...I placed a small dab of felt glue inside just before I closed everything up.
That seemed to secure things nicely... but you have to wait a day for it to dry.
I have not used the heck out of these clips
(I am pretty gentle with them... so I am not sure how long the felt glue is going to hang in there).
We'll have to wait and see.
If you know of a better way to get these fellas secure, please let me know!
Here they all are - marking the spots of stitches I want to try from my favorite embroidery book!
They look really cute all lined up.
Group Shot... with the applique bunny towel!
I made up some cute little bunny labels (that match with my header and another card project I'll share later this week.. speaking of that card project...you ARE going to need some vellum ladies). :D
(these work with Avery the 5260 Address Labels)
psst... this file is HUGE because of all of the details in the pictures.. so you will have to be patient while it downloads ok!
Check out these bunny labels in action (they are being used to help me seal off the package of the Onesies and the little dress that's going to my friend). You can use them on cards and such too!
I'll be back tomorrow with more bunnies galore!