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06 March 2012

Hop, hop, hop


Spring is almost in the air.  Well, we've had a few glimpses around these parts and these few sunny days have been permission enough for me to start work on a little idea I've had on my mind for a while.  A Springy, Eastery, pretty, floral, hop, hop, hoppity idea involving these little guys.



Aren't they sweet?

I knew my idea would need some appliqué, embroidery and definitely linen.  It was one of those ideas that was quite clear in the mind but I've not ventured far into the world of appliqué and so I felt some help was needed.  I knew just where to look, Amy of Nana Company is my sewing hero and it was here I learnt the ways of applique.

Amy recommended some stuff called 'Wonder Under'.  After some effort I discovered that in this country it goes by the slightly less catchy 'Vliesofix Bondaweb 329'.  That's for the paper backed version.  You can just search for Bondaweb, but there are different types, so buyer beware.



Here are my Bondaweb bunnies waiting to be ironed and I can confirm that this stuff is the real deal.  It was easy and it worked like a charm.  Thank you Amy!

The next stage was to sew around the fabric about a millimetre from the edge, which quite frankly I found to be every bit as hard as it sounds.  I managed by going very, very slowly and adjusting my fabric very, very often.  Thank goodness for the speed limiter switch on my machine is all I can say.



Then it was time to play and I got the embroidery silks out.



I'm not a natural at embroidery, but I'm pretty happy with the results and I certainly want to do some more in future.



Well, I think I've kept you in suspense long enough, time for some clearer shots I think...









If I could manage to get my little bunnies onto the computer I was thinking a template would be a nice idea.  In case you fancy some hoppity bunting of your own.  What do you think?


S x


Added on 12th March 2012:  The bunny template is now available in the Cherry Heart Boutique, on the 'Sew' page.



56 comments:

  1. That's incredibly cute. Well done you!!
    Esther.

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  2. It's beautiful ~ very pretty and your choice of fabrics was just right. A little bunny template would be a lovey idea too :O)xx

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  3. How sweet....another great project!

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  4. ADORABLE!!! You are so creative, well done! A little bunny template would be great! ♥

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  5. Well done they are gorgeous,love the fabrics youve used for your bunnies.
    XX Manda XX

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  6. Ahhhh just beautiful, you say you are not a natural at embroidery but it sure looks perfect to me :o)
    clever clever clever
    love jooles x

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  7. What a beautiful blog you have here, I've really enjoyed meandering through your previous posts, so many lovely makes.

    The bunny bunting is magical, a wonderful easter decoration.

    lily x

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  8. Love your sweet little hoppy bunnies, they make such cute bunting! It's great you have ventured into applique too :) I don't actually use any form of bondaweb with mine - just place the fabric down and start sewing! Jenny x

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  9. This is gorgeous!!
    I love it
    Best Easter bunting ever!!

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  10. This is so cute! I would love to make one. If you could be so kind as doing a bunny template, I'm sure there will be quite a few of these being made!

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  11. I love these!! You are so talented and inspiring, can't wait to try to make these for our home!

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  12. Amazing, love it! Well done you.
    Celeste x

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  13. Hello sweetie! Your bunny garland is beautiful!!! So inspiring and sweet! Your stitches and embroidery are perfect! I would love for you to share the template. it would be such fun to make these! They look darling on your beautiful mantel! I am enjoying your lovely blog very much! xo~ Paula

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  14. I'm pretty sure my heart just skipped a beat when I saw this! How lovely!!!
    Danette

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! You keep inspiring me to make more and more things when I already have a huge list! You bad lady! xx

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  16. Oh wie zauberhaft ist diese Hasenwimpelkette. Toll!


    LG

    Kristina

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  17. Adorable! Very lovely and creative!

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  18. This is gorgeous and so sweet!

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  19. Love love love the bunnies! And you did a great job with the embroidery in my opinion.

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  20. These are absolutely beautiful and a lovely way of doing bunting. The rabbits are cute but I love how you've done the egg!

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  21. so sweet! You've made a lovely job of them. Jessie, xo

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  22. So gorgeous!! I don't know how you think of all these brilliant ideas! I love it!
    Maria x

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  23. You definately had me wondering just what those bunnies were on...... great job! Here Easter is during our Autumn, but I love the idea and a template would be fabulous if you are clever enough to work out how to do that... and then, I'm clever enough to work out how to get it off LOL

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  24. Wow Sandra, this is so incredibly cute!! Just perfect :-) x

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  25. The most lovely thing I have seen in blogland for a while.

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  26. Well you sure fooled me, your beautiful work looks like your a natural. That bunting is really, really super cute. And I agree 110% with Louise, plus it is always nice to see something not everyone else is doing.

    blessings, jilly

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  27. I just came across your blog from creative spaces and just wanted to say how beautiful your work is. This is such gorgeous bunting and I love the fabrics you've picked.

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  28. What a cute way to use scraps, I may have to make these. Just lovely x

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  29. oh my gosh. i too came across from creative spaces & wow, what a gorgeous bunting. for someone who hasnt mastered applique or thinks theyre not fab with embroidery, you certainly fooled me. your technique was so tidy & precise, well done. a great looking project & you certainly has inspired me :) keep it up.

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  30. Very very pretty - they must have taken you ages, but I love all the extra dimension with the lace, embroidered flowers and buttons. Those 1930's feed sack prints go really really well with linen, has got me thinking about my stash of feed sack prints!

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  31. Your bunnies are so cute! The fabrics you used are really pretty too. I love rabbits so anything featuring one is always a winner in my book!

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  32. Oh so pretty. I love the way that all the elements go together so perfectly!

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  33. a really stunning easter project. fabulous! x

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  34. How beautiful you really are most talented

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  35. Oh wow they are just divine...so patient with all that embroidery. x

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  36. So sweet!
    I love the colours too.
    Very spring-ly!
    Xx

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  37. oh goodness! I love your bunting a thousand times better than mine and if I get a chance I want to make one just like it. I love every detail. Thank You for the inspiration! xo amy

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  38. OH MY GOSH!!! It might be next St Patty's day before I have a chance to make one of these, but I love it!!

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  39. I'm madly in love with this!!! It's gorgeous and I love your embroidery. Oh yes please, the template would be wonderful

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  40. OH my goodness, how gorgeous. I could never make anything so beautiful, but would love to give it ago.

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  41. Oh my! I gasped when I got to the finished piece! So amazing!

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  42. Wow, these are just beautiful! I love the springy colours :)

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  43. Soo beautiful! I love your bunting, it is wonderful.
    Have a great week! Barbina

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  44. Maravilhoso!!!
    Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!


    abraços de MF

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  45. Hi! I am new to your blog, and your newest follower! Love these sweet bunnies!! I adore your 30's fabric! It is my favorite in my stash of fabric! xo Heather

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  46. Oh I love your very sweet garland!! :) And love your fabric chooses! Sooo pretty! Have a great week! xo Holly

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  47. Love it! Sandra, it is soooo beautiful, I really wanted to do one this year, but had to make do with a paper one. This is stunning, and would love to do this one day. What type of linen do you use? also, do you have a template for the bunting squares please? thanks a lot.x

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  48. That is so adorable!!! Ah, I have to get my bunting going.

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