Well… this has been a long time coming. I actually contemplated not even sharing this since I’m so late, but decided that I should just in case you wanted to make one for a little girl in you life because it is a big hit and let’s be real, isn’t that the cutest little bunny you ever did see?
This is actually what I made for Brynlee’s Easter basket, but thanks to total and pure utter exhaustion due to being pregnant and a toddler that has decided to forgo naps, I took a little blogging hiatus and never got around to sharing.
I’ve named her Bella.
I made Bella the bunny using a pattern from Purl Soho that I modified slightly to give her a thinner frame. Also, instead of using wool for the bunny, I used a linen from Joann’s and pink felt for the ears. The eyes are simple black buttons and a bright pink bunny nose I hand stitched with embroidery thread. Then using some fabric scraps I made a couple simple skirts with matching bows that I sewed a little loop of elastic to so they could easily slide over the Bella’s ear.
I’m looking forward to make a few more outfits for Bella when I get the chance.
To go with Bella the bunny and part of what makes this gift so darn cute, I made this adorable doll carrycot using a pattern I found on Sew Mama Sew.
Both the bunny and doll carrycot are pretty quick sews and can easily be made in an afternoon.
I also made a cute little patchwork quilt to go with the carrycot and to keep Bella nice and warm.
Both the hot pink gingham and floral fabric can be found at Hobby Lobby.
I used large white ric rack at the borders and matching bias tape that I found at Joann’s to bind the doll quilt.
I used a dotted fabric for the backing that I got ages ago at Hobby Lobby, but saw it last time I was there a few weeks ago.
Does Bella the bunny look so cozy all tucked into her carrycot?
I’m pretty sure she loves it as much as I do!
I made Brynlee a matching Easter outfit (Lola from Violette Field Threads) so she and Bella could match. Brynlee loved being able to run around in this hunting for eggs on Easter instead of being in a fancy dress. I’m definitely glad I went this route this year!
And since this is what I made for Brynlee’s Easter basket, here is a shot of the other items I added. A bubble machine with extra bubble, lots of stickers and some coloring books and things.
Instead of getting yet another basket (we already have way too many in our household, basket hoarder party of one???), I decided to just use her carrycot to load everything into.
Brynlee was super excited to find this waiting for her Easter morning and loved going through it all. Bella is very happy in her new home and Brynlee thinks the carrycot is just the greatest to carry her dolls in, whether its Bella or one of her others.
Late or not, I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made Brynlee for Easter. And really, Christmas is just around the corner (ALREADY?!?!?!) so if you have a little girl to gift to I’m sure they would love this!
As always, thank for reading!!!