Wednesday, March 18, 2009

baby binky bunnies

It's a boy!

It's a girl, too!


These sleepy bunnies and their binkies (and the PDF pattern) are done at last. Looking at them snooze along sure makes me want to take a nap. Or maybe that is because I stayed up embarrassingly late to finish the little darlins. Hm. But, I'm so pleased with how they turned out.



It was fun to be able to use some of the vast library of charm squares I have accumulated. I think I could get seriously addicted to patchwork. And to linen. I loved the texture, weight and feel of it on this project.


The binky has no batting, binding or actual quilting, so there's all the fun of a patchwork blankie without the more time-consuming finishing of a quilt. It is held together with sweet old-fashioned ties.


Bunny has a yarn pom-pom for a tail, and plenty of room to embroider a name (and maybe a birthdate and stats) on the back of the diaper.



They like to nap in baskets too. Preferably nestled in with some grass for cushion and perhaps a bunch of Cadbury eggs, in case they get hungry. You can see in this shot that the ears can be tacked together, or left loose and flopsy.

If you'd like to make a Baby Binky Bunny, please visit my shop to get the pattern. The same pattern makes boy or girl bunnies, depending on the fabrics you choose and whether or not the bunny gets eyelashes. There's no need for you to have a vast library of charm squares for this project. The binky would be just as charming with a two-fabric checkerboard pattern.


If you'd prefer your bunny to be awake, I've included an alternate face in the pattern with open eyes and a little smile. The PDF pattern includes materials list, pattern pieces at full size for the bunny and binky, detailed instructions, and lots of clearly drawn diagrams. I confess I have a strange love of drawing diagrams.



Late Note: There is also now a Bib & Booties accessories pattern for the Baby Binky Bunny, available in the shop.

46 comments:

  1. Oh My Gosh!
    This is just about the cutest bunny Softie ive ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern, im going to make one for myself and one for my real bunny! The sleeping faces are just gorgeous!

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  2. Larissa, you have such a wonderful talent for making great and preciuos softies!!
    The bunnies are adorable and the little blankie just finishes it of perfectly.

    I'm sure that the bunnies will be loved by children - and their moms ;0)

    I off to your shop ;0))

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  3. Oh my, how excruciatingly cute! I love elove it!!

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  4. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Great job of photographing, too!

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  5. These little bunnies are absolutely adorable! I love them and think I need that pattern. :)

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  6. Completely adorable, Larry. You're throwing a major stumbling block in my path on this craziest of weeks. How can I not drop everything and make one of these for the baby shower I'm hosting this weekend??? MUST RESIST...

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  7. They turned out completely precious! Fabulous job, as always!

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  8. They are tooo cute. Makes me want to snuggle up and take a nap too!

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  9. You have outdone yourself, Larissa! I hope that you sell a ton of these... and I know you will!

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  10. These are amazing! How much fabric did you use for the bunny boddies? I'd love to buy the pattern but that would exceed my sewing budget for a while... and I don't have too much of a stash! Well done!!My baby needs one of these for easter!

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  11. I have been eagerly checking back for your little bunnies. They are way too cute. I just purchased the pattern and can't wait to make a few for Easter(hopefully).

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  12. These are adorable! They are so sweet, beautiful job!

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  13. they are the sweetest looking things ever!

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  14. wow, wow, wow! thank you guys, very much! I've already sent some patterns on their merry way across the world.

    Robyn, don't resist, go sew a bunny so I can see it. :0)

    Emedoodle, the pattern calls for a quarter yard for the body and an eighth of a yard for the diaper, but i'm sure you could make do with less than that. No huge stash needed, most of it can be put together from scraps, and the binky doesn't have to be more than two different fabrics. Hope this helps!

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  15. Wow - they look amazing. Admiring your patchwork blankets too... after all the agony I have been through with my first quilt... I think I will try your idea!

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  16. Way too cute! you do such a wonderful job. I should be sewing right now, but I'm still not done with the painting. I'm my own worst enemy at times. hmph!:(

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  17. So so so cute!! I love them from the tip of their floppy ears to their soft little feet!

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  18. Exceedingly cute! And I don't usually feel that way about softies.

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  19. possibly the cutest thing ever! Involving my three loves Plush, Quilting and Easter gifts! tooooooo cute!

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  20. these are sooooooo cute! you really do make the prettiest softies! I just love them!

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  21. LARISSA! I want one! Make me one! I'll PAY YOU!!! Please!! :) I guess I could try and make it myself. :/

    They are FANTASTIC. You are simply amazing. :)

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  22. Ils sont absolument adorables ! bravo

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  23. Thank you thank you again, everybody, for your sweet words, and for the support!
    Stitchin...did you know Olivia has the pattern and will be making one too? I'm just sayin. Slip your fabric in there and she might make you one by accident. ;-P

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  24. It is really attractive, colors, fabrics everything is indeed! It is the good work
    I love it
    Lou

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  25. Cute, cute, cute!! And such gorgeous fabric combinations, gorgeous colours, just total gorgeous-ness all round!!

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  26. wow - unbelievably sweet! Perfect Easter gifts :-)

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  27. How talented are you! They're so cute!

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  28. oh oh oh! they're so cute in their tiny little diapers! must go to your etsy store. now. must make bunnies.

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  29. These bunnies are just darling-you are quite the artist. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  30. Beautiful work. Those bunnies are so cute!

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  31. I just want to hug them both!

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  32. Oh,my, gosh. I just found your site (through whip up). I have to make that sleepy bunny!

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  33. Thank you for being so goodness and afford the opportunity to win a Bunny LINDO!
    Have I'd love between my arms and be able to provide any of my four children!
    LIVE IN ARGENTINA BUT IF I PAY THE FREIGHT EARNED!
    BIG KISS FROM A VERY CLOSE AND FAR AWAY AT THE SAME TIME!
    THANKS!
    SANDRA.ORLANDO4 @ HOTMAIL.COM

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  35. Thank you for being so goodness and afford the opportunity to win a Bunny LINDO!
    Have I'd love between my arms and be able to provide any of my four children!
    LIVE IN ARGENTINA BUT IF I PAY THE FREIGHT EARNED!
    BIG KISS FROM A VERY CLOSE AND FAR AWAY AT THE SAME TIME!
    THANKS!
    SANDRA.ORLANDO4 @ HOTMAIL.COM

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  36. Thank you for being so goodness and afford the opportunity to win a Bunny LINDO!
    Have I'd love between my arms and be able to provide any of my four children!
    LIVE IN ARGENTINA BUT IF I PAY THE FREIGHT EARNED!
    BIG KISS FROM A VERY CLOSE AND FAR AWAY AT THE SAME TIME!
    THANKS!
    SANDRA.ORLANDO4 @ HOTMAIL.COM

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  37. Thank you for being so goodness and afford the opportunity to win a Bunny LINDO!
    Have I'd love between my arms and be able to provide any of my four children!
    LIVE IN ARGENTINA BUT IF I PAY THE FREIGHT EARNED!
    BIG KISS FROM A VERY CLOSE AND FAR AWAY AT THE SAME TIME!
    THANKS!
    SANDRA.ORLANDO4 @ HOTMAIL.COM

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  38. oh my, tht is the cutest bunny softie I have ever seen! So lovely.

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  39. Larissa, I just blogged your bunnies. Hope you don't mind that I stole your photo (and credited you, of course!)

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  40. These have got to be the very cutest little bunnies I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing this great project! I love them!!

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  41. very cute! i love their little faces. and i like that there is a girl AND a boy! big hug, deborah

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  42. ohhh!!They are adorable!!!!!

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  43. Hi Larissa! I'm linking to this post tomorrow... hope you are doing well!

    Jenny @ The Southern Institute

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  44. I had to stop by and tell you that this is the most adorable pattern ever!! It made the perfect Easter present! I just started a blog where I posted my creation and linked back to you. I would love for you to check it out:

    http://www.hubbymademe.com/baby-binky-bunny/

    Thanks to you, my daughter has an adorable little bedtime buddy :)

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