Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Memory Bunny

Doc Pepaw - The Memory Bunny by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Today will be a sad day as my uncle's auction is today. My uncle passed away unexpectedly in late May. I told my cousin I would make a memory bear for her two-year-old son if she would send me some shirts. Rather that shirts, she sent me a pink bunny costume from the movie A Christmas Story that my uncle wore on holidays. So of course, the memory bear had to become a memory bunny!

Doc Pepaw - The Memory Bunny by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I was a little leery of sewing with the material the bunny costume was made from, fuzzy and veerrrry stretchy in one direction. I decided to back the fabric with a fusible interfacing (Pellon SF 101 which is what I love to use for T-shirt quilts also), and set to work sewing. I used the Christmas Story logo on the chest of the bunny and used the existing ears. I found matching red cotton fabric for the paws and used heat transfer vinyl to add two names to the feet (my uncle was a veterinarian "Doc" and he was "Pepaw" to his grandson). 

Doc Pepaw - The Memory Bunny by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I found a gift tag frame at Hobby Lobby and placed a photo of my uncle and his grandson in their bunny costumes and tied the frame tag around the neck of the bunny. I am so happy with how this memory bunny turned out!

By the time you read this post, I will have gifted the bunny to my cousin. I hope she will love the bunny and the memories it holds. 

XOXO

~Sharla

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