And the ideas are out there!
Have you seen these ADORABLE peep pillows by Chas? She inspired this crafty journey. Her peep pillows elicited a chorus of "awwwwww" from my kiddos and myself. There was no turning back from making our own puffed peep pillows.
We used the pattern from www.maggiemugginsdesigns.com but followed the tutorial from
crazylittleprojects.com/make-a-plush-peep. Both sites have a how-to tutorial and a printable pattern, we just combined the two to fit our purpose.
A little background on our families sewing skills:
My daughter practically taught herself a simple stitch to make hamster capes. She joins me at craft fairs and sells her pet capes, mostly for the stylish minded hamster and guinea pig. My heart swells with pride as I see the care and attention she's given to design and color combo. If this is what she accomplishes with minimal guidance...can't wait to see what she does when someone (not me) teaches her real sewing skills.
|Peanut the Hamster modeling this custom-made fashion line.|
Once the boys saw what was going on they wanted in, too.
In the end, we created more of a stuffed bunny than a knock-off peep. Seems to be the journey creativity takes in this home. The bunnies reflect the maker.
|Purple Bunny: Favorite Color|
Colorful Bunny with Minecraft Style Eyes
Blue Polka Dot Bunny: Favorite Color
Here's my littlest shielding his eyes from the flash. He snuggled his new peeps bunny at bedtime.
Mine was made from drop cloth and I chose to leave the edges raw.
Hoppy Bunny Family
I'm proud of my kids for learning some new skills: how to operate the sewing machine, control the pedal to adjust speed and the basic sewing process on making a stuffed animal (or pillow). It was treasured mommy-kiddo time and they are proud of their accomplishment, too. Not a bad way to wrap up Spring Break (and whittle down the craft stash).