Today, when I woke up I was certain it was Tuesday. Which it is obviously not.
This is because I’m jet-lagged, but I haven’t gone anywhere at all, which seems most unfair, really. I should at least have gotten a little voyage out of it or something. After being on cortisone and honestly not sleeping, I have crashed, re-found the fatigue, and am totally disoriented. How funny is that. Luckily, I’m on vacation this week, so I didn’t miss any key events (like work or Guppy’s school).
I actually thought it was pretty funny.
And funny rimes with bunny! Betty Bunny, to be exact.
I found myself on Saturday afternoon still bunny-less. I’d managed to print the pattern for this one (that I really wanted to make but had way too many steps for sneakage), but was alone with Guppy because Monsieur Fish was off being a rock-star. This made things a hair complicated because I couldn’t very well sew it in front of her. Huh.
I improvised. We spread out paper and crayons for a massive drawing fest on the dining room table, and I began drafting the most embarrassingly-obviously-easy softie pattern ever made by a human, Betty Bunny.
I basically drew 3 different tube-shapes of different lengths for ears, legs & arms, and then her head and body. I embroidered her face while Guppy taught her dinos how to swim during her bath (they are quick to learn, let me tell you), and managed to cut out the fabric while she spent a little time on Sesame Street after her dinner (thank you Elmo, Zoé & Rosita). Once she was in bed, all I had left to do was stitch & assemble, and everything came together so easily I was feeling a little bit smug when Monsieur Fish came in and everything was all ready.
I do account my productivity to the cortisone, because while it is a vile and evil and will make you think you’re in another time zone, it does get you rocking in the productivity department. Mad productivity.
I’m really happy with Betty, especially her face. This is such a lame-o picture, her face really looks so cute! I knew I wanted a brown bunny, and had some great corduroy scraps to use, but wasn’t sure how to get a lovely face on that dark colour. I’d have rathered a scalloped edge to a crimped one, but I don’t have the cutting skillz required to do that (or the shears). Next time. I also think that I’ll make some much fatter ears because they look a little more like antennae than I’d like, but all in all, a fairly successful first no-pattern sewing project.
Have a crafty week, and don’t forget to see what the other Wipsters are up to, and to check out our W.I.P. Wednesday Flickr Pool, too. There are some really beautiful things up and it’s so fun to check them all out!