Friday, May 26, 2006

Moopy Makefest

I was so excited when I read Carly's post complete with mini-moopy pattern. My next door neighbour is expecting, and the new baby struck me as the perfect reason to get busy and make one. Here he is posing in the garden.

I could easily get addicted to this pattern. It's not too tricky for my dodgy sewing skills and I get to use up loads of little scraps of fabric. His arms, legs and ears are quilting leftovers, his body is brown polarfleece (very snugglable for a little one) and his face is felt.

I used a bit of interfacing in his ears to give them a bit of body without stuffing them, but I'm not sure I'd do it again as they've gone a bit too firm. Perhaps some cuddling/chewing will soften them up.

We've had tears over him already "I want to keep him - you can make a different one for the baby". Actually, we have this every time I make a softie - Backtack bunny nearly got kidnapped on the way to Larissa. Strangely the only one Mark is keen to get rid of is big bad bunny.

13 comments:

Laurie said...

Perfect baby gift. I love the combination of fabrics.

Angela said...

"NO, I want to keep this one!" YOu can make the baby and your kids another one. he he he.
It's really cute.

madmommy said...

I had to make one too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40134352@N00/153729221/ is my Frankenmoopy. I was a little unnerved to see one arm coming out of his head, poor dear, thus the name. Yours is lovely. (jealous, jealous lol). I think my munchkin will find it perfectly chewable, if I can part with him. Hmm, maybe i need to make another...

capello said...

Ppfft on Mark for wanting to get rid of the big bad bunny.

Moopy is quite adorable!

karen said...

Very cute - might have a go at this one myself

Megan said...

Mini moopy is gorgeous! Love him.

raspberryfairy said...

I do love the combination of fabrics, very cool looking!

Max said...

This is lovely. I was thinking about making one but find it hard to get around to doing anything! You have inspired me.

Michelle said...

This looks like fun! I'm planning to have a go too :)

Amy said...

Super cute -- that is a great scrap project. You did a great job!

weirdbunny said...

I love him pounding out of the bush!

nicbiccie said...

Oh, I love this guy...cute!

iHanna said...

i want to make a bunny from that pattern too soon. yours is lovely!