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This is my new “Huggy Bunny”. He is an original one-of-a-kind doll, created from my own original design and pattern. He is hand signed on his bottom. Huggy Bunny is entirely handmade and is meant to be displayed and loved, and he is sturdy enough to be played with. His body is made of 100% cotton quilting fabrics, which have been fused to an extra layer of cotton sheeting for durability.
His little tail, and the edges of his clothes, and his pink parts are machine stitched with a zig zag over the raw edge appliqué. His ears and joints have been hand quilted. He has no loose or removable parts. He is stuffed with Poly-fil polyester stuffing.
I hand embroidered a coral stitch on his booties. His cute little eyes and mouth are hand embroidered as well.
Huggy Bunny has love to give. Lots. And he’s happy to give it. He is a cheerful and agreeable sort.
“Huggy Bunny” is stitched and stuffed. I did some hand quilting on his ears and at his arm and leg joints.
His little tail, and the edges of his clothes, and his pink parts are machine stitched with a zig zag over the raw edge appliqué.
I took a shot at doing a twisted chain hand embroidery stitch on the booties. I don’t think mine came out the way it was supposed to, but I liked it anyway. So, I kept going with it. I’ll have to try it the right way later. My book, Judith Baker Montano’s Elegant Stitches, arrived today, and it is very nice, with lots of pretty, inspirational pictures. I am still on the lookout for The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden, which I think has even more photos of the stitches. I need all the visual aids I can get.
Mister Bunny seems like an agreeable sort, cheerful, ready for anything. I think I will try raising the arms just a bit when I make his friend/sister/brother, and I think I’ll make a simpler outfit next time. This one is adorable, but it took such a long time to make. I’ll have to get him posted on Etsy so I can make the Etsy for Animals January challenge deadline. I was lucky to get him done and photographed before it starts raining again.
Later…Ah ha! I was looking through Elegant Stitches and I discovered that my mutated twisted chain stitch is really a coral stitch. I learned something after all!
Our Ruffing’s Etsy shop has some new additions. We’ve listed quite a few fine art giclées in our shop. These are a small sampling. Above is “Oriole and Daylily”, depicting a Northern Oriole perched on an orange daylily.
This is “Hiding”, showing a little Eastern cottontail rabbit tucked away among the black-eyed Susans.
And this is “Sunday Morning”, a country porch scene with a rocking chair, all in blues and greens.
All of these giclée prints are based on original watercolor paintings by A E Ruffing, and are printed on heavy-weight fine art paper.
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We will be posting our creations in our Ruffing’s shop, here on this website, and are in the process of moving everything here. If you are looking for something and don’t see it yet, please feel free to ask!