Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mimi, the rabbit

I have been really productive this last week, a happy combination of extra babysitting from Oma, long naps and lots of creative energy! And I have channeled this energy towards finishing projects that hanging around for weeks, sometimes months. One of those projects is Mimi, the rabbit:

 I am so pleased with how she turned out! Not only is she super cute but she's made entirely from eco-friendly materials: I used an off-white flannel remnant and scraps of cotton fabric as the "skin", upcycled sweater sleeve to make Mimi's top and the tweed shorts came from a stash of old fabrics my mother in law gave me and had no use for anymore. Finally, the filling came from an old pillow insert I already had.
Here's Mimi's happy owner:
I'm afraid she won't last very long! I am already planning another one, this time a boy, with bigger, floppier ears, pants & suspenders and a neck tie. I will have to think of a name. Any suggestions?


  1. What do you think of Popi, Beppi or Paco?!
    I love Mimi so much!!!
    Love you, Ila


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