A Fluffle of Bunnies

I do like the traditional collective nouns, a charm of goldfinches, a peep of chickens, a parliament of owls…and a fluffle of bunnies. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been stitching my own fluffle of Luna Lapins.

Luna Lapin is a rabbit designed by Sara Peel of Cool Crafting in Kendal. I think she’s published about four books now, branching out to other animals such as deer, sheep, a mouse, otter to name but a few. They are all designed to be hand-stitched but can be machine stitched too. I tend to hand-stitch the rabbit and machine stitch the clothes

Over the last few years I think I’ve made three rabbits and one mouse…

This Christmas I decided to make one for my new grandson and also my daughter asked for one for Christmas, so two to make.

For Hugo, my grandson, I decided to make one in a creamy felt with the inside of the ears and the feet in a quilting cotton left over from a quilt which has hearts all over it. As Hugo is only a few months old I bought some safety eyes rather than use buttons and I’ve omitted the buttons at the top of the arms. I used blanket stitch for all the seams, the face didn’t shape quite as nicely with the safety eyes so I hand-stitched a little to pull them in.

Helen wanted a white Liberty rabbit and even sent up two fat quarters of tana lawn for me to use, both very flowery. I chose the pretty pink one for the ears and feet. I used buttons for the eyes and also ‘Handmade with love’ wooden buttons for the arm joint. She’s got little eye lashes too. They are both made with the 100% wool felt from Cool Crafting, it’s a lovely quality and doesn’t give way when you’re stuffing them!

‘All’ I’ve got to do now is make their clothes, a dress, coat and knickers for Helens and shirt, trousers and waistcoat for Hugo’s

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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7 Responses to A Fluffle of Bunnies

  1. Jane M says:

    They are both beautiful, they look like they have their own personalities.
    I love the collective ‘a murder of crows’ but a fluffle is fabulous

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  2. Laura says:

    Your bunnies are so adorable! Lucky recipients!😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen says:

    They’re lovely

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tialys says:

    A fabulous fluffle. Admiration coming from a fellow Luna fan here. I’m making the highland cow at the moment and debating whether or not to tackle his kilt or to make something a little simpler for him to wear.

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  5. Shasta says:

    They are so adorable! Fantastic fluffle.

    Liked by 1 person

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