Hello there CK blog readers! I am happy to be here with you on this beautiful day which started out with the most glorious sunrise in my neck of the woods. Yes, I was up that early! I hope yours was super too!
Cuddle Bunny by Kim Watson.
I settled on using pom-poms for texture on my page, which are so versatile and come in so many varieties. Perfect for adding dimension to my cute blue bunny rabbit.
Now for the fun part. . .I have a PDF download for you to make a bunny just like mine for yourself, with a template for the little pom-pom tail too.
1. Download and print out the template. I suggest you print it out using the ’mirror’ setting on your printer to make sure the stitchlines remain visible once stuck onto your cardstoc
2. Roughly cut out shapes and adhere on the underside of your paper choice. I used plain blue for my bunny, white for his face, and patterned paper for his tummy. Cut out neatly.
3. Piece together. You will notice I gave you a little bit of overlap for his tummy to fit comfortably behind his body shape.
4. Using the stitching marks, pierce with thick needle or awl.
5. Using running stitch and white thread stitch your bunny’s ears, arms, and leg.
6. Draw on his face using a brown marker and attach bunny to your page.
7. Using brown thread this time stitch his whiskers.
8. Cut out pom-pom template onto thick card x2.
9. Wind wool around ‘outer circle’ pulling through the center until center hole is filled.
10. Carefully snip between card circles and tie wool threads together with a longer piece. Trim off long threads and pom-pom until neat. If you are a first time pom-pom maker you can try out this great online tutorial.
11. Voila! A sweet little bunny tail.
The great thing about pom-poms is that they also come in ready made trim, on wire, braid, ric rac, or even ribbon.
See here for other examples:
Petite Pom-pom Ball Fringe/Trim
A Day in Spring by Kim Watson: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc (Stripe, Green dot, Yellow floral), Ame, scene), Bella Boulevard (Multi color floral), Bakers Twine: Twinery, Paper floss: Karen Foster, Buttons: American Crafts & Fancy Pants, Metal accent, brads, alpha stickers: American Crafts, Wire pom-pom trim: Alexx Kesh, Tools: Slice by Making Memories, Border punches by Fiskars & Stam, Xacto knife by Elmer’s, Pen: Sakura, Adhesives: Thermoweb, Tombo, 3L, Paper & Printer: HP, Software: Adobe, Other: Sewing Machine, Thread
I twisted it into a spiral shape and adhered it into the center of my stitched sun.
I hope these have inspired you to try some pom-pom ideas of your own. If you have done or plan to try something like this, please share and upload your pages into the CK gallery; we’d love to see them! Remember to link up to us here on this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
Kim Watson, dream team member
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