Friday, April 9, 2010

ideas for bunny eyes

Ever since this tragic eye embroidery attempt, poor wonk-eyed blue bunny has been sitting on the very bottom of my priority list. I recently took out the unsuccessful embroidery (don't worry, the bunny was heavily sedated) and thought I'd show you some alternative possibilities for your Baby Binky Bunny eyes, or really for any softie pattern. Instead of the embroidery that comes with the pattern you could try:

coordinating solid buttons

bi-color buttons for that spacey bunny look

again with the buttons, but smaller. You can see if you vary the size, color and placement it will give the bunny (or any softie) a wide range of looks.

you can always cut another felt eye circle out, then trim it in half and sew on to create some sleepy eyelids over your buttons.

or felt circles in black with white felt highlights

And of course there is a wide variety of plastic safety eyes available in different sizes and colors. So easy to put on before the bunny is sewn together. Not so much after it is finished, so these images have been brought to you by the magic of photo editing.

I think I might be partial to the bright red buttons this time. Ok, Blue Bunny, you may feel a small amount of pressure* as I sew these on...

YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY BUT: It is not recommended to use buttons on toys for kids under the age of three, as they could present a choking hazard. Had to say it.

*Secret Doctor Code for spine stiffening pain