24
Oct
08

Meet my new friend…

Having been away for three weeks, it’s going to be hard to catch up with all the projects I’ve been  doing. Despite not having access to the internet, it didn’t stop me being creative. Whilst on holiday in Argyll, I began a couple of projects, mostly in the evening, and on days when the weather was very wet. We decided the holiday was about relaxing, not running around like headless chickens, doing the touristy bit, so some days we didn’t go out until late morning or lunch time, which gave me time to be creative. One of the projects was this little chap…Bun Bun…who was conceived as a toy gift for my friend’s first baby, little Xander. I went to see him yesterday and he is, as you would expect, adorable. Bun Bun was made using my own pattern, except that it’s difficult to call it a pattern, because I made it up as I went along, and didn’t write it down. Already folk are suggesting I write the instructions down, so maybe the next one will be annotated in some way. I am not good at recording what I do, as I change my mind so many times, that my note pad looks like a page of graffitti (sorry graffitti artists), so I am considering trying to write it all down via a word document so that it can be erased and amended at will…I hope.

Anyway, here is the result of my endeavours. Meet Bun Bun…

Bun Bun was crocheted with Jarol Raffles, which turned out to be good for a toy rabbit, but I have to say it was difficult to embroider onto. His tank top was knitted in Paton’s Sorbet , (which is an Aran weight cotton), with trimmings in scraps of blue which I think was Stylecraft Kon-Tiki – a cotton mix. The carrot was done in crochet , but both balls, orange and green were odd ones without labels, so all I can say is that it was mercerised 2ply, I think. Hope you like 🙂

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5 Responses to “Meet my new friend…”


  1. October 25, 2008 at 7:54 am

    BunBun is just adorable Susie. Welcome back & I hope you had a lovely holiday!!

  2. 2 Jean
    October 26, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Omg he is just sooooo adoreable :):)
    What a treasure for the new baby :):)
    Yes you should certainly write your
    pattern as i am sure that Bun Bun would
    sell like a hot cake :):):).

    Jean

  3. 3 kimmikat
    October 26, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you both. The only way i can produce the pattern is to make another…so watch this space. Thanks for your interest and comments 🙂

  4. November 7, 2008 at 4:03 am

    This little guy is so cute! I do hope you create a pattern for him.

  5. September 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Have just realised I never commented on this – how remiss of me! Wanted to say that Xander ADORES Bun Bun and often chooses him out of his toy box to give a big cuddle. So, a HUGE thank you, Suzie! 🙂


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