Pilou, Liberty and Bunny

Bunnies are cute and even more so if they are fluffy and pink. For some time, I wanted to start a new project with another their type of yarn than DMC Natura which I ususually use. I found a skein of Phildar Pilou in a warm pink shade and immediately visualized a cuddly, soft bunny. My new obsession is to associate wool and Liberty of London fabrics so when I found the Japan Liberty I have received from a friend, I went to work.

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I have used a hook size 4.5 for the Phildar Pilou and embroidered the nose and claws with some black thread. I usually use DMC Fil Ecossais 30. The eyes are safety eyes and clipped from the inside.  I cut an oval piece of Liberty fabric to sew on the tummy and 4 oblong shaped ovals for the ears (2 per ear). I didn’t fill the ears because I wanted them as floppy as possible. I then used a small triangle piece of Liberty to sew a carrot and added the “green” using some wool. I finally prepared a small basket with a colour that matches this Liberty’s theme.

I think of this bunny as a kind of first draft: the holes in the tummy part are too visible (I’ll use a smaller hook size next time), it reminds me of a bald grandpa somehow and as you will see on the pics below I couldn’t decide on the eyes…

imageimageimageimageI finally went for open eyes. Was it the right choice? I don’t know! Anyway, I hope more bunnies will follow soon. I probably shouldn’t worry too much: I am being told that they multiply quite quickly! ❤️

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