If you love bunnies

It’s bunny week at Bunny Hill!

If you love bunnies this week is for you! You’ll find a bunny or two in each of my posts.  It’s spring and bunnies are everywhere so I can’t help myself!  They fill the catalogs and the stores.  What’s a bunny lover to do?

Saturday a little package arrived that completely overwhelmed me with the thoughtfulness of the gift.  DJ LeVan sent me a little Steiff bunny!  Just look at her!  Isn’t she the sweetest thing ever?  And if you don’t know DJ LeVan, well I don’t either, but she’s a kindred spirit for sure!  I “met” her when she placed and order with Bunny Hill and I helped her with her order.  I’ve collected bunnies for years and this is my first Steiff bunny! Thank you DJ!

A gift

Want to make something with bunnies?

If you like the brown Chelsea Manor fabric you’ll love making this little bunny picture.  It’s so easy!  It has the Chelsea Sutton seal of approval.  She’s partial to the brown fabric so she’s very excited. 

Bunny Picture I found this little frame at Home Goods.  They have so many to choose from, but I had something in mind when I choose the pink one!  It has a 3” x 3” opening that’s perfect for a the Chelsea Manor bunny! 

Here’s how I made it:

  1. From the Chelsea Manor large bunny print, fussy cut the bunny fabric 2” larger than your frame opening. For the 3” x 3” frame, I cut my fabric 5” x 5”.  Center the bunny before you cut, and draw the cutting lines onto the fabric with a pencil.  (Tip: Use the glass from the frame to preview how your picture will look.)
  2. Cut a piece of flannel or batting the same size as the fabric. 
  3. Lay the fabric, right side up, on top of the flannel/batting.  Center both on top of the frame back, and bring to back as shown in picture below.  Pin to hold in place.
  4. Double thread a needle, and stitch from side to side until fabric is secure; stitch from one side to the other, tie off and bring the next two sides to top.  Stitch from side to side again, trimming fabric under corners to reduce thickness.
  5. Insert into frame and enjoy!

Back of frame (2)

You’ll want to make one of these bunny pictures to go with the new pattern coming soon from Bunny Hill!  It’s called “Uptown Baby” and it’s the simplest baby quilt ever!  I’ve added a pink flange and a soft pink border to frame the brown bunnies from Chelsea Manor.  You can make this is a weekend!  Picture + quilt = perfect gift!  In pink and brown what uptown baby wouldn’t love this? Have a little boy?  Make it in brown and blue!  Uptown Baby

More to come soon.  We’re busy, busy getting ready for market! 

Hugs,

Anne

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  • Barb - First of all, your Steiff bunny is so adorable – DJ LeVan rocks!!

    And your bunny frame project and quilt are just too clever – your creativity seems endless. Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - That tiny Steiff bunny is precious. An old friend gave my daughter a similar one about 30 years ago and she now has it in her new baby’s nursery :)

    That little frame idea is a very cute one…I have a gift card from Home Goods so will have to make a trip soon!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - What a precious bunny!! And a great framing tutorial, too!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - I loved the article about you and Bunny Hill in the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine I received Saturday. I have been reading your blog for so long that I felt like ” I know her!” when I saw your article. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Such wonderful ideas and that new quilt pattern is going to be a winner!! Love the Chelsea Manor fabric and can’t wait to see what else you have done with it.ReplyCancel

  • Deb - I love your Steiff bunny! So cute. And I love your bunny frame project and quilt too! I love all your ideas, quite frankly! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have a collection of Steiff bears but no bunnies yet..Yours is adorable. That is really a cute little project in the frame. You are always so generous with your very creative ideas..Merci..LouiseReplyCancel

  • Barb - Do you just have ideas runnning around in your head and you just catch one for the day??? You come up with the cutest things.ReplyCancel

  • C. C. - Very cute Steiff bunny! What a blessing for you!

    C. C.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Yes, that little Steiff bunny is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Tina D - Hi Anne,
    How cute is the Steiff bunny. I bought my daughter Abbie a Steiff Teddy when she was born and now nearly 13 years later he is still lovely and still very much loved.ReplyCancel

  • ytsmom - Here are a couple of bunny things you might like. Easter Bunny S'mores. They both use Peeps. The first is very simple. Melt milk chocolate chips. Take a graham cracker spoon, on some of the milk chocolate. Place a Peeps bunny over the chocolate. Drizzle additional chocolate over the bunny. Microwave just long enough for the bunny to soften.

    Easter Bunny S'mores in a Jar.
    Crumble 1 inner sleeve of graham crackers. Place 2/3 in bottom of a quart jar. Color 3/4 cup coconut green and place over graham crackers. Take 6-8 peeps bunnys and place around the outside edge of jar. (you want to firmly pack the jar before adding bunnys) Carefully pour in remaining crumbs and 1 1/4 cups easter M&M's. Top with lid. Attach a tag with these instructions: Empty contents of jar into bowl. Remove bunnys and snip into pieces. Melt 1 stick butter and lightly mix with bunny mixture. Pour into a greased 9" square pan. Pour 1 can of sweetened condensed milk over mixture and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. You can also leave bunnys whole and place on top of the bars before baking. Hope this is not too long, but these are a couple of cute ideas the little ones would enjoy. CarmenReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thought I’d say ‘Hi’ from Australia, I’m sorry to say I have never heard of a Steiff Bunny, but he is sooo… beautiful. I am a Bunny lover from way back and have always had them as pets. It is not a common thing in Australia as they are thought of as pests (namely) we are not allowed to have our pets vaccinated against mixymitosis or anything. We have a house bunny named Timmy, but we are regarded as a bit strange, so I am very happy to find your website, blog and some kindred spirits!! I love all your designs and am currently making your ‘free’ Baby bunny quilt. Is it a problem posting patterns to Australia?? Regards Kim :0)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - What a precious little bunny! And how thoughtful. Love the little frame, too. I’m hurrying to finish choosing my fabrics for my April bunny block….Happy Easter, Anne :-)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - I just received my issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and wanted to say congratulations! How wonderful for you. Your “office” is absolutely beautiful – and so clean!!! Come over anytime to give my sewing room a Bunny Hill makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Jan - I also received my magazine (how wierd to get the June issue so soon!)I was so pleased to see your studio and surroundings! I love your designs and now I can put a face with your name!
    JanReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    oh, the Steiff bunny is adorably cute. And so is the idea to frame your bunny fabric. I already know where I would hang it ~ I only have to find a matching frame {it seems that somebody thinks there is no need for white frames here – tss!}.
    Hugs, JuliaReplyCancel