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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 10, 2013

DIY 5 Spring Projects with Free Pattern

Joining Stone Gable 

Most of my 
Fabric is purchased @
Orange gingham scraps from my sewing room.

What you will need FOR YOUR PROJECTS:
1/3 yard white felt (or white wool)
scraps of orange, spring green, aqua and floral fabric
Scrap of pink felt-wool (scrap felt is made out of processed wool)
rick rack


Using the free bunny pattern, cut bunnies out of wool felt.
Put 2 bunnies on top of each other,
sew around the edge about 1/4" from the edge or less if you are accurate in your sewing.
You are not turning this inside out.
Stuff with fiberfill.
Sew closed.
For the jacket, sew the two front pieces to the one back piece at the shoulders and the sides.

Applique the little carrots to the front side and add two tiny pieces of rick rack for the leaves.

 Spring Carrot bunting:
What you will need:
3 or 4 carrots
Green fabric scrap for strips (leaves)
3 or 4 felt triangles
orange rick rack (at least a yard)

Using the free carrot pattern, cut out as many carrots as you want.
I cut out three, and three triangles that were bigger than the carrots. The top of the triangle was 3" across, and 3 1/2" long.
Pin carrot to center of triangle, sew 1/4" from edge.
Next sew the three triangles together in a row using the orange rick rack, sewing it to the top of each triangle.
 Last, take your square of green gingham and snip little strips to represent leaves. 
Stuffed Baby Carrots
What you will need
Scraps of orange gingham or orange fabric
scraps of green fabric for strips (leaves)
Take your green fabric and cut into a 1" square....cut snips into fabric as shown below.
YOu are going to fold this into thirds and then  pin it to the center of the top of the carrot. The little snipped strips will look like carrot leaves when completed.

 Pin another carrot onto this piece, you are going to sew around the edges, leaving an opening for stuffing the carrot with fiber fill.
 Turn inside out and stuff carefully with fiberfill.
ONce they are stuffed, sew the openings closed.
Make extra carrots because bunnies are known for eating lots of carrots!

 Bunny Blanket
What you will need:

1/4" white or cream wool or felt.
Scraps of green, orange, aqua fabric
green rick rack
orange buttons

Cut a piece of felt for your blanket 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
First you want to sew a 1"x 8 1/2" strip of aqua (to represent the sky) across the top of the fabric.
About a 1/2" below the aqua strip sew a 1" x 8 1/2" strip of spring green (to represent the grass).

Next take 3 carrot pieces and eyeball them onto your little quilt, evenly apart placing them just below the green strip. Before you sew them into place pin or even sew your rick rack into place, making sure the rick rack is where you want it for the leaves. You are going to sew the carrots over the green rick rack. Pin the carrots in place. You are going to sew 1/4" from the edge leaving the edge raw.

After your carrots are on, all you have to do is sew your orange buttons (I got mine from Walmart) onto the carrots. You are done with the little quilt.

The little pillow case was very easy. Your pillow case is made out of 2 rectangles that are 4 1/2" x 5" ...

Take a strip of your floral fabric ( 2" wide and about 12" long), fold in half, press. Gather the raw edge. Sew 1 side of your pillow case shut, add your ruffle to the top opening, then sew your last side to form your pillow case.  Turn inside out and press.

To make a small pillow, cut 2 rectangles 4 x 4 1/2". Sew three sides, turn inside out and stuff with fiberfill. Sew closed.
Now your little bunny has a pillow for her head, and a stuffed carrot to sleep with (instead of a teddy bear) and a warm pillow for chilly nights!
If you have any questions feel free to email me (DebbBoo9@aol.com). Just put bunny quilt or something similar to that in the email subject line.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! This is just the sweetest little set! I just may try and make this for my little grand daughter! Love the look of your blog - it's gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How sweet! When my girls were young I would have helped them make this adorable project for sure! Cute pattern!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is SO adorable! Orange gingham and green rick rack! Love it!

I'll check out your new blog. ♥

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Debbie! I always LOVE your work, but I just have to say I LOVE all the Easter goodies I'm seeing here today too! I love the bunnies. They're so sweet!.. And just KNOW I HAVE to make those carrot buntings!! You know I LOVE gingham, but I don't think I have orange (gasp!.. oh no!) I'll pick some up at Walmarts, soon as I can. We have our fabric department back! Hooray! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern, and have a great week! ~tina

Anonymous said...

So many CUTE ideas, thanks so much for all the info, patterns and tutorial...the stuffed carrots are beyond adorable!

Lynn said...

Those carrots are absolutely adorable-love all of the ways you used them:@)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

This is so cute!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such darling designs! Love that blue fabric. Glad you liked my bark cloth! So nice you stopped by for a visit! Hope you're enjoying St. Paddy's dAY!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Hi Debbie, these are so very pretty! Thank you for sharing!! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...My goodness! Your post is one of the sweetest I've seen! How absolutely adorable!
I love it!
Thank you so much for sharing. You are a dear!
Bunny hugzzzzz,
Carolynn xoxo

Kerri said...

Simply adorable!! I love it all!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Kerri :)