Isn't this guy pretty cute?
I made it for Filip's first birthday, and I managed to get it ready just in time. I started making it months ago, but tossed the project away as I was annoyed I didn't get the arms perfectly rounded. But as Filip's birthday was approaching I decided it didn't matter and that I would finish it up anyway. And actually you don't really notice the little (and big) imperfections: As the designer of this pattern says: "Why be perfect when you can have character?" I whole-heartedly agree. You certainly don't have to be perfect to be marvellous, something this guy proves.
Filip likes pulling his arms and ears, good thing I fastened those buttons really tight. My husband thinks there's something creepy about Mr Rabbit (in the patterns this rabbit is referred to as a female, but I tend to think of him as a male), but I like him. I can't exactly see where the creepiness comes in. Maybe I shouldn't have put that white fabric on his eyes? Would that make him less creepy? Anyway, my husband decided Ludde was an appropriate name for him, so we'll see if Filip sticks to that.
What is your verdict? Creepy or cute? (I wouldn't want my son to have a toy that gave him nightmares!)
Pattern can be bought here. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, when I was able to make one, you can too. Also the designer was very helpful in answering all my questions about the pattern. Also check out her blog here. It was SO much fun finishing this project, as I don't sew much. I have plans to make a super cute fox for Filip later, also from the same designer. That is, after I have finished my thesis.
Denne søte kaninen laget jeg til Filips ett-årsdag nylig.
Jeg begynte på den for ganske lenge siden, men ble irritert over at jeg ikke fikk til å sy armene helt avrundede og fine, og la derfor prosjektet til side. Da bursdagen nærmet seg innså jeg at jeg måtte skynde meg å få den ferdig, og bestemte meg for å overse alle de store og små skjønnhetsfeilene. Som designeren av dette mønsteret sier: Hvorfor være perfekt når man kan ha karakter? Jeg er hjertens enig!
Det ser ut som Filip liker den, han drar litt i armer og ører, og i dag fikk Ludde (som kaninen er døpt av min mann) et vått kyss av Filip på snuten. Søtt! Forsåvidt godt at knappene er festet veldig godt med ekstra tykk tråd, for den må nok tåle litt herjing.
Mønster kjøpes her for en rimelig penge, og fikk jeg til å sy en, greier du det også. (Dog, jeg skal kanskje ikke skusle av at jeg hadde tekstil i valgfag i niende og tiende klasse!)