Sorry about the tangent. On to the bunnies!
These bunnies are early (very early!!) Easter pressies for my kidlets. I planned to keep them until Easter but apparently I didn't hide them well enough and now I can't really take them back! My kids are dairy free (among other things) and it's very hard to find dairy free chocolate in fun Easter shapes. So we'll be doing our own chocolate moulds - we use Sweet William chocolate for those that are interested. Very yummy and not too ridiculously expensive - and I thought I'd pair those with these cute bunny toys. That was the plan. Now it'll just be chocolate moulds! But hey it makes me happy that these bunnies are already loved.
|Cute little tails!|
I also finally got the pattern for the paper-pieced fire truck quilt that I discovered online. Great quilt. It's from theQuiltmaker Sept/Oct 09 issue. You can buy it online though I didn't find it a particularly user-friendly process, having to first clear up that I wouldn't be charged $17 shipping fee for a digital pattern, and then not being able to find the information on where to download it. Anyways, I got the pattern, that's what counts.
I've made one of the little fire trucks so far:
There's also a ladder truck and an ambulance. I'm thinking I'll make the ladder truck next, maybe facing the opposite direction and turn all the pieces into a name sign for my son. Does that make sense? I'm not sure whether I'm up to doing a whole quilt - that will require more thought.
Side note - how cute are the dogs driving the truck? I fussy cut them from some old-style looking dalmatian-puppy-driving-vintage-firetrucks fabric I bought awhile back. The fabric itself is a bit young for my son, but worked perfectly to find some pups for my fire truck!
Well best get moving - really should make the most of my kid-free time to get some good sewing done! :) Hope you fit a bit of creative time into your day too!
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