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Bag Bunny

July 17, 2010

Bag Bunny, originally uploaded by GarterGiggles.

I’ve taken a break from knitting and turned my attention to my sewing room. I have a lot of fabric that needs to be used up. So, I’ve been stash bustin’.

As many of you know, I used to work at Fabricland. For many years I would finish a shift and bring home more fabric, bolt ends, remnants, and whatever twinkled my fancy. This created a more than ample fabric stash. Buckets and buckets worth of fabric have been carted from house to house and city to city. It is now time to make use of some of it.

I love bunnies. They are fun, lovable, and whimsical. This particular bunny has an added bonus of being practical too. This darlin’ hides and houses the numerous plastic shopping bags that come into all our homes on a daily basis. (I don’t know about you, but I’ve hundreds stored in cupboards, boxes, and drawers.) She is a fun addition to my laundry / sewing room.

McCall’s pattern number 8889 offers variations on a basic design. The design can be formed into a bunny, an angel, a teacher, a librarian, a nurse, a bride, etc. The limitation is only your imagination. I used to make these, years ago, and sell them at craft fairs and gift them on special occasions. I’ve adapted their use to hold diapers, dust rags, or toys. But I did not get around to ever making one and keeping it for myself. Go figure!

Finally, I’ve taken a few hours and created for myself for a change. She is in need of a bit of accessorizing, but that will come later. for now, she adds a touch of whimsy and function to my laundry / sewing area.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2010 9:35 pm

    She is very cute! đŸ™‚

    • July 17, 2010 10:43 pm

      Thanks, Sharon. These are so much fun to make. A nice way to stash bust too.

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