Little Fluffy is bunny number three in the series. There's something to be said for making the same pattern a number of times. The first didn't turn out quite as imagined. I'm pretty happy with how number two turned out, and he's patiently waiting to go to his new home. Number three, Little Fluffy, had a whole new set of problems in the making, possibly to do with trying to sew fur in the extreme heat. Nonetheless I'm pleased with how she's turned out and I think Grace will be too. Little Fluffy is especially for her.
Whiplash, my mind drew a blank. I was thinking, oh a rag rug would be good for this but rag rugs are definitely for long winter nights crocheting in front of the telly. Not for days on end where the temperature doesn't drop much below 30C even at night. (I know, I should really stop complaining about the heat....) Then I thought of the bunnies. And about how I'm already so in the mindset of re-using fabric and materials that I forget that I'm doing it. I use recycled material partly because I am really cheap and partly because these are the materials that interest me in the first place.
Little Fluffy's body is made from an old single bed woollen underlay, parts of which have seen better days. All the bits around the edge are fine though. So far this cast off has been used to make an insert for Grace's stroller and three bunnies. An old pillow cover of similar material has been used for doll hair. I can see myself continuing to find new uses for this stuff. It's such a great material to work with, easy to sew as long as you trim the edges and completely machine washable. It also has has a very appealing feel, much nicer in my opinion than most toy fur.
Liberty lawn, one of my favourite cottons in the whole world and already soft from many washes. The only new material used was the sewing cotton and embroidery thread, but they were from my stash and formed a minor part of the project. Which leads me to the stuffing.
There's nothing very weird about this waste, so it would have to go in category one for the normal use of pre-used materials. Loved making the bunnies, but I can't imagine making ten of them so I'm not putting my hand up for the Reform School prize. And even if I was interested in selling them, I'd do it locally as I'm thinking it wouldn't be very environmentally sensible to send them half way around the world.