Hopping to it…

Wow, it’s the beginning of June! At the end of this month half of 2015 will have been done and dusted! I have to say I haven’t quite achieved all I had aimed for by this point in the year, but I am somehow OK with that. With every project I do complete I feel a great sense of achievement, and I know I have wandered off the path a little bit, but that’s OK.

This post is about one of those projects that wasn’t on the Must Make List, but I decided it needed to be finished so that some little person could enjoy him/her (and I have also since decided that Peanut will be the recipient as her birthday is coming up in less than 2 weeks!!).

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Introducing Flopsy Bunny

I started this pattern (a free download pattern from Ravelry) just under 2 years ago. It was going to be a present for a friend’s little baby girl. I must have been in newborn baby haze (my little girl was about 4 weeks old at the time)…how did I think I was going to be able to devote time to crafting?? It’s only been in the last 6-7 months that I have come to learn what are the acceptable times in my girls day that I can devote to a little bit of sewing etc!!

I did manage to get a head and body done when I first started, and then these dismembered body parts lay stuffed (literally) in a bag under my desk waiting patiently to see the light of day. A couple of weeks I decided it was time to cross this WIP off the list.

Flopsy bunny (I named him/her after the precious toy bunny  my great Aunt made for me when I was two…he is no longer with us, poor Flopsy) is made from an acrylic yarn from Spotlight (Moda Vera Magnum 8ply, I think, it was just in my stash and since starting it the bands have disappeared). I underestimated how much purple yarn I had left, hence Flopsy has white ears!

Flopsy is 20″ (51cm) long and filled with a siliconised polyester filling for toys from Lincraft. He/She is still quite cuddly despite being firmly stuffed! I decided to embroider the face on because it was going to be for a toddler, and I kept it very simple with the simple cross for the nose and no mouth.

Introducing Flopsy Bunny

Flopsy’s close up!

I also learned a new stitch doing this bunny. The loop stitch is used to make the tail. I think it looks cute.

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Rear view

Finally, because I don’t think any animals should really be locked away inside all the time…here is Flopsy in the wild!

Relaxing in the great outdoors!

Relaxing in the great outdoors!

Flopsy is the third toy I have crocheted. I’m quite proud of him/her but I would love to hear what you think!

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