Thursday, April 7, 2011

overcoming my fear: the first attempt.

Although I wouldn’t add seamstress to my list of talents I did finally break out my sewing machine and use it. I posted a little while ago how I wanted to overcome my fear of the sewing machine, I’m still a little skittish around it but I’m using it.

I started a project a long time ago that I really wanted to try. I’ve always wanted to make a little stuffed animal. It may have been my love of plush toys when I was a kid, or all of the cute toys on Etsy, but I knew I had to at least TRY and make one. Try was the key word here…

Without further delay I would like you to meet my new little friend:

He enjoys lazy walks through the garden, and sipping tea with a good book. He comes from a long line of rabbits and has more sisters than he can count. Although he is a fairly well mannered rabbit sometimes he enjoys a good game of chase with the neighbor’s cat, Lulu.

I really like making him. I’m not 100% sure he’s kid friendly, although I know Aurora will end up playing with him. He’s made out of an old t-shirt and a thrifted floral skirt. I think I like the bow tie the best. I didn’t have any stuff so I just used scrap fabric and he is surprisingly not that lumpy.

He does need a name though… hmmm… what do you think his name should be?


He has been named Mr. Carlton Huebert Hopsalot.

Thanks everyone!!


  1. Awww he's so cute!! First attempt at using a sewing machine = success!!! Good job hun! I'm not good at naming things...My cat ended up with the name Momma's Boy just because i kept calling him that when he would follow me around and eventually that stuck more than his "real" name did. =P

  2. I love it! Great job, I would never have been able to tell that you were a little afraid of sewing:) This is something I need to get back into. I bought a TON of fabric over the summer and ended up not using it yet! whoops! I love this bunny though, too cute:)

  3. Precious! Consider that fear conquered, you did a lovely job!

  4. yay!!! mr. hopsalot is amazing and sooooo adorable!(mr.hopsalot is the name i have given like?) you won't be scared for your machine for long and then it will be addicting! i could sew all day and hope to one day! keep up the awesome work sweetie! you can will add seamstress to your list of talents in no time!


  5. This is a cute little fella for a first attempt!! Love his big floppy ears =) x

  6. he totally looks like carlton! He is adorable!

  7. awwe! this reminds of a littel stuffed bunny I had when i was little! such good memories, your should name him Pippy! :)