Friday, June 12, 2009

Willie is a Disappoving Rabbit!

I submitted a picture of Willie to the people at the Disapproving Rabbits website last week and today they featured him as "Dust Bunny's Revenge". I'm pretty excited about it, but Willie couldn't care less, as usual. In fact I'm pretty sure that he is now actually disapproving of his "fifteen minutes of fame".

The picture is a result of my trying to catch him taking a nap by the vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, I woke him up and got a steely-eyed bunny glare instead of the extreme cuteness I was going for. He was all like, "How dare you disturb my bunny slumber! Now your vacuum cleaner must pay...again." In truth, I think most of the chewing was done by Gidget, but we all know he backs her up on everything.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Meet Ernie the Giraffe

Last weekend was rather painful due to my having two ribs out of place. My house still looks like a hot mess due to the lack of housework done. On a good note though, they have been popped back into place by a good and capable doctor and now feel much better.

You might well ask, "What exactly did you (as in me) do all weekend?" Well folks, since I couldn't move around much I did what any hot-blooded crafter would do. I made something. Here is the cuteness that is the product of my labor. There was some yarn left over from the last baby blanket I made, and it would be such a shame to let it go to waste. SO...I decided to make a toy, a cow in fact.

As you can see, my uhm, cow ended up being a giraffe after the neck got out of hand. I started with the legs and worked up from there. It just kind of evolved into what you see before you here. Oddly enough, the head part took longer to figure out than the whole rest of the project. The eyes were going to be flat on the head, but when I sewed them on, the first one kind of cupped up after I shoved all the ends into it. That looked pretty good, so I did the other one that way too. Then of course giraffes have lovely long eyelashes, little horns and spots, so they had to be added.

My hubby and I finally decided that it's a "He", and my friend named him Ernie. So now it remains to be seen if I can actually part with him and give him to my friend's baby. He's already been all over Lee county with me and been shown to quite a few people. Perhaps it's time to figure out how I made him and make him some brothers and sister.