Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Too cute! - bunny ballerinas

Look! Tiny little stitched ballerina bunnies! Squeeeeee! Okay, these are almost too cute -  even for me, and I like cute things. I've no idea where they came from either. One morning I came downstairs for breakfast, and these little ladies were in my head demanding to be sketched. So, out came the sketchbook at the breakfast table, among the usual mix of toys and breakfast detritus.

My daughter does attend a dance class, though she's recently switched from ballet to Jazz. I also remember her getting a book from the library a few months ago about a rabbit who wanted to be a ballerina...what made all these different threads coalesce into a need to sketch bunny ballerinas one morning I have no idea. Sometimes however, you just need to go with the flow and follow what the muse insists you have to do.
Bunnies being stitched in the sunshine.
Middle bunny close up
I thought maybe others would like to stitch these up, so I've written up a little pattern, free to download as a .pdf HERE. The .pdf features a main pattern to stitch the three bunnies above, fitting in a 6 inch hoop when completed. I've also included larger version of the bunnies individually, each fitting in a 6 inch hoop. When I stitched the three above I deliberately used different stitches and approaches to vary the look. If you stitch these bunnies up, I'd love to see them!


  1. They are adorable, perfect for an Easter treat! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  2. Those are so very sweet! I love the different positions they're in and the variety of stitches you used to create them.

  3. You did a great job stitching these. I always have so much trouble with that fill in stitch--can't remember the name right now.

  4. how cute! i love these! thanks so much for the free pattern.