Meet Bunnito Bunny! I came across the pattern for this dashing young fellow back when I was working as an advertising coordinator for a magazine publisher; as soon as I clapped eyes on him in a sewing mag I just knew that I had to bring my own Bunnito to life!
As luck would have it, I have a four-year-old niece who happens to love pirates. Just last week she had a pirate party (pics in the next post). I made Bunnito for her birthday. He's completely hand-sewn, and all up I'd say he took me about 25 hours to make. The pattern comes from the talented Jhoanna Monte Aranez. As I Instagrammed my Bunnito progress, it was great to be able to swap messages with Jhoanna and get a couple of tips. I've already had a request to make another!
The original Bunnito. Handsome devil. Photo credit: Express Media Group.
Mastering blanket stitch. I searched high and low to find a good tutorial and found it here.
100% worth the effort! Home and loved.