Welcome to my Parlor! Literally I do have a parlor; my home is a one hundred and seventy-five year old property so it has a front parlor and a library. I love to decorate and host special events, putting together a theme and making many of the decorations is my favorite part. Recently we held a special baby girl shower in the parlor with a bunny theme and now we are preparing for an Easter gathering.
In the bow window you can see the carousel bunny in the large bouquet arrangement. This I created from Kunin Classicfelt in white. I made a large pattern similar to the bunny die cut I used in some of the decor.
I did not sew the two bunny pieces together instead I used Fabri-tac by Beacon. (www.beaconadhesives.com) This actually made it much easier to stuff. I glued the legs together first, both front and back then stuffed them. Tip: When stuffing after gluing, give the glue a minute or two to dry, otherwise it can get a little sticky, hairy fingers from the stuffing. After that the rest of the bunny was glued and leaving an opening for the pole to go through. From the dollar store came a pink polka dot broom handle for the pole. Inserted the pole through the center of the bunny, glued her in place. Added ribbons to the top. A few layers of tulle gathered with a basting stitch and pulled tight to fit around bunny’s waist for a tutu. Some flower embellishments to finish it off and my tutu bunny was complete!
I had already made a large flower arrangement into which the bunny pole fit perfectly. It is so very pretty in the window on the glass table and the focal point that people first see. There are so many reasons I like working with felt and one of the main reasons is how fast and easy it is to create a very cute project. I made the tutu carousel bunny in about an hour. I also created smaller versions using the Sizzix (www.sizzix.com) bunny die cut.
Coming up later on the blog this week, a fabulous design from one of our Design Team members, Beth Watson! Keep creating! Debra