Do you remember my Fuzzypeg softie pattern? He was such fun to sew that I’ve made another – this time a friendly blue bunny in the softest felted cashmere. His tummy is Fox Hollow organic cotton, and he has the cutest woolly pompom tail. But …. he has nobody to love him. Fuzzy lives here with me, and I don’t have room for another rabbit on my shelf, which means that this little fellow is looking for a kind new home – can you help?
For the chance to win this little blue bunny please leave a comment below telling me what new softie pattern you’d like to see in the Bustle & Sew softie store. The winner will be chosen by random selection and I will post worldwide. The draw will close at midnight BST on Tuesday 21 May.
Good luck everyone!
I know Fuzzypeg was the hedgehog in Alison Uttley’s “Little Grey Rabbit” stories. (I loved them as a child).
But my Fuzzypeg is after all a grey rabbit – so I thought the name would suit – to me he looks like a Fuzzypeg and I do hope you like him. The pattern to make your very own Fuzzypeg will be in the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – out on Thursday 25th April.
Wow!! I think this was the best giveaway ever! I have the most amazingly inventive and imaginative readers – thank you so much for all your suggestions for naming my little green bear. I only wish I could give everyone a prize. Sadly I can’t – so I visited the random number generator website, entered my numbers and pressed the button …. and the winner is ……
Helen Jane – and the little green bear now has a name as well as a new home for Easter – his name will be “Moss”. Well done to Helen Jane (I have emailed you) and thank you to everyone else who entered. The pattern to make your own little bear just like Moss will be in the April issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – out on Thursday 28th.
And if you are still looking for a cute softie friend to join your family this Easter, then I still have two little knitted bunnies seeking a kind new home …… Blossom and Poppy (at either end of the line up) still need kind new homes …. you can find them listed in my Etsy shop.
You might meet a little black baby bear!! At least that’s what everyone has been calling that naughty Miss Daisy. Ben is feeling much better now, and the simple expedient of removing his collar has stopped her pulling and twisting his neck. I don’t think he’s very likely to run away while we’re out, and if we did become separated (1) everybody round here knows who he is and where he lives; and (2) he is micro-chipped.
Meanwhile, as well as black baby bears, here at Coombe Leigh we have other colours too …..
A new pattern for the April Bustle & Sew Magazine. I’ve never created a bear softie before as there are so many wonderful bear-makers and designs out there – but these little creatures are, I think, some of the easiest to make you’ll find. Once I’d worked out the pattern pieces and sewn the trial version, each bear took me about 2 1/2 hours – and they’d be wonderful little gifts for special people. They’re not jointed so their limbs don’t move, but for me simplicity was everything – as well as cute appeal of course! There’s a bit of a bear theme developing for the April issue … I’ve also finished a new and very simple stitchery also featuring bears ….
This little couple have launched their sky lantern (balloon) for a lifetime’s luck and hope that their happiness will last forever. This is a really simple design and would be great for a beginner – or just a couple of hours stitching for the more experienced. I do hope you like them both.