I want to share with you today a couple of cute little guys I made for Easter. One is for little Buster (the blue one, of course! I'll fill it with all his favorite treats) and the other will be to sit on my table filled with goodies for guests.
I used to make these every year for Easter but over the last several years it has become extremely difficult to find the material used to make it, which is called loopy chenille. I usually have to order it now that I can't find it in the stores but then the suppliers don't always have the pastel colors; they have red, black, etc -- not too cute for this particular basket. The only upside to not be able to make them as much now is that I don't have burned fingers from the glue gun like I used to. These baskets require almost a whole package for just one basket -- uuurgh!!! And, you can't escape getting burned! But, they're pretty easy to make.
The baskets are plain Easter baskets and I cut the handles off. I then cover the basket with the loopy chenille and place a musical box under the tail before attaching it. Buster's music box plays "Peter-Peter Cotton Tail" when you push the tail (there it is tucked between their little paws) and the other plays about 3 or 4 different Easter tunes. The head is a styrofoam ball covered in loopy chenille and the whiskers are wire that you buy on a spool like thread. The loopy chenille has wire in it, so for the ears, you just fold them up and glue them on! And, because there's wire in the loopy chenille, you csn bend the ears however you like them! The nose and the paw pads are pom-poms. I hope you like them:
It's so funny to me that every bunny basket I make seems to have his or her own personality! Don't you think they're cute too?
Well, gotta go do more stuff...
I'll be seeing you!