by pennifold 10 Apr 2014

I finished my Rabbits for the 7 grand-children and unfortunately I left my pinking shears at sewing guild yesterday, so Delphi's are not pinked.


This pattern was so quick and easy and I wanted to share the Glad freezer paper idea. I don't know if you guys over there use it, but it worked like a dream. I made Ophelie and Delphi's rabbits in fur and the glad freezer film kept the fur under control. I bought the fabric from Spotlight and at nearly $70.00 a metre I only bought half a metre. You should feel it though, it's just like touching a real rabbit. I can highly recommend the Glad freezer film it's wonderful stuff.

Hope you like them, I've enjoyed seeing all the others on here. Love and blessings Chris

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by loosie 23 Dec 2014

Thank you for sharing your Glad freezer paper, the bunnies look great :)

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2014

Thanks Loosie, love Chris

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by kalamazoo 23 Dec 2014

Great bunnies & tip. I love to learn multiple ways to use a common kitchen product!!
Cindy

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2014

Thanks Cindy, you're welcome. Love Chris

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by frambouille03 27 Apr 2014

Merci beaucoup pour le lien. Je vais m'empresser de faire quelques lapins pour poser sur le tapis d'éveil que je crée pour ma petite fille Courthney (6 mois). Amicalement.

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2014

Thank you for commenting. Love Chris

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by katmug 17 Apr 2014

Oh they are SO CUTE !!! I went to spotlight the other day and didn't find anything in the 'fur' section that expensive. Just wanting to see if I could find it on sale LOL. Yep $70 is very expensive. You did a GREAT job on the little bunnies. :)
Happy Easter!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Apr 2014

Thanks so much. This was bought at the Spotlight store in Newcastle - it was $69.95 a metre, but as I said I only got 1/2 a metre. It's in the fur section along with the fluffy fabrics and felt on rolls. Love Chris

katmug by katmug 29 Apr 2014

Thanks . I will still look out for this fur whenever I go to Spotlight. My girls have a beautiful bunny with floppy ears and she feels gorgeous, so it would be wonderful to recreate that feeling. Fluffy has floppy ears too. So cute. :D

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by Lynnae 17 Apr 2014

where did you find that adorable bunny at? those are wonderfull

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katmug by katmug edited 17 Apr 2014

Dear Lynnae you should be able to click on the address below and you should be able to see it there . Hope that helps .http://www.goldenneedledesigns.co... If not if you scroll down on this page Shirlene 88 made a comment and Pennifold answered with the link.

pennifold by pennifold 17 Apr 2014

Hi Lynn, yes they are from Golden Needles company - they are a free design and were first put up here a few weeks ago. Love Chris

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by chenille 16 Apr 2014

Thank you so much Chris! These look terrific. Thanks also for the tip!
Hugs, Nadyne

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Hi Nadyne, I thought it a wonderful tip and coming from one of the teachers, you can't go wrong. Love Chris

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by marianb 16 Apr 2014

Chris they turned out lovely, thanks for the tip

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Hi Marian, thanks so much and you are more than welcome. Love Chris

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by de105 16 Apr 2014

All your bunnies are adorable, and thanks for the tip on Glad go between I will give it a try. I just downloaded the bunnies, can't wait to sew them.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Thanks so much for commenting, hope yours sew well too. Love Chris

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by designgirl 15 Apr 2014

Chris they are really cute. Love the fur ones. Hugs Lynn.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Thanks Lynn, me too. You should have seen Ophelie's eyes light up when she saw it. Love Chris

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by Shisha 15 Apr 2014

Absolutely beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Thanks for your kind comments, love Chris

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by dilceia 14 Apr 2014

Gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Thanks so much, Dilceia. Love Chris

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by castelyn 14 Apr 2014

How pretty , well done. Hugs Yvonne

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2014

Thanks Yvonne, sorry haven't been on for a day or so. Love Chris

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by shirlener88 13 Apr 2014

How adorable Chris - will you let me know where you got this design? Thanks for the Glad freezer paper idea, too.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Apr 2014

Hi Shirlene, yes the design is from Golden Needles - it's a free design they put out for Easter. I'll give you the link. Glad to see you on here. Love Chris

http://www.goldenneedledesigns.co...

katmug by katmug 17 Apr 2014

Hey Shirlene I'm happy to see you here too !!! :D

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by stella1 12 Apr 2014

It looks so sweet and cute

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks very much Stella, love Chris

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by mlbell70 11 Apr 2014

Do you hoop stablizer under the felt, my felt seemed to shift some?? Love all your bunnies

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 11 Apr 2014

Did you add the names before adding the back felt?

pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Hi there Mlbell, first of all, I hooped tear away stabiliser. Then I placed a piece of fur fabric on top and used the Fix stitch to keep it in place. I then put the plastic film on top of the fur and used the Fix stitch again to keep it in place. And yes, I added the names before putting the backing on otherwise the egg wouldn't fit into the bag. Good luck with whatever you do. Love Chris

mlbell70 by mlbell70 12 Apr 2014

I tried to emb. just on the felt to make the bunny but it wasn't stiff enough, so I thought it must need stabiliser under it, thanks for confirming that question and also putting the film on top. I really like all your bunnies

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by lidiad 11 Apr 2014

Great job, Chris! Thanks for the tip.
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks Lidia, love Chris

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by olds 11 Apr 2014

These rabbits are adorable. Thanks for the tip on Glad Go Between. Will check it out. We used to have many years ago Freezer Paper on a roll here in USA. I haven't been able to find it anywhere. My husband was a big fisherman and we used the paper to wrap fish for the freezer. I know that quilters here also used it. I took a quilting class in 1976 and the quilt is still in my head.lol It was all by hand stitching and I prefer to use the sewing machine/emb machine. I used the freezer paper to make patterns . olds/Maureen

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Hi Maureen, sounds like it was a winner. Love Chris

Smokey12 by Smokey12 23 Dec 2014

Hi Olds, I get my freezer paper at Wal-Mart in the aisle with the wax paper, plastic wrap etc. It is always on the bottom shelf and only one row wide. Hope that helps.

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by shirley124 11 Apr 2014

I love all your rabbits Chris. Thanks for the tip. Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks Shirley, you are welcome, love Chris

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by RockyB 11 Apr 2014

Great tip! Thank you, they are very cute!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by wendylib 11 Apr 2014

Thank you Chris for that tip. I have never heard of that product but will look in Woolworths next time I'm in there. The bunnies look gorgeous.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks so much and I'm sure you will locate it. It's a brand that is very well known. Love Chris

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by sandralochran 11 Apr 2014

Love then. Chris did you use the Go-between on to ?

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sandralochran by sandralochran 11 Apr 2014

Soory--on top of the fabric

pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Hi Sandra, yes, if you look you can see what I've done in picture 1 and 3. Love Chris

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by pcteddyb edited 11 Apr 2014

Very cute made with the fur! But I am gonna stick with felt for my batch - easier for them. I did the same as you - I used greys on white with a blue eye.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Yes, it just looked nicer I thought. Love Chris

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by imagona2 11 Apr 2014

Very nice and cute. Thank you.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thank you very much and I love your avatar!!! Love Chris

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by muffy 11 Apr 2014

This product isn't available in the US, but I've used Glad clear wrap on towels when stitching out a very stitch intense lighthouse design from Embroidery Library and it worked great.
Muffy :)

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

That's also good to know. Love Chris

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by teun 11 Apr 2014

Sehn alle sehr gut aus

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Danke, liebe Chris

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by muflotex 11 Apr 2014

very cute bunnies
and bet the wrap thing is another item to ask for and drive the shop assistant crazy here in Germany (could try Wollworth and keep my eyes open on local brands) thanks for the info, Chris

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Hi Muflotex, I'm sure you can get GLAD WRAP ITEMS anywhere in the world. Just remember that it is freezer film that you place between meat to keep them from being stuck together. Love Chris

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by karenintw 11 Apr 2014

Thanks for sharing this great tip! Cute bunnies…all of them.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by pldc 11 Apr 2014

Wonderful herd & great tip Chris thanks for sharing. ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Apr 2014

Thanks Loralye, you are welcome, love Chris

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by dentalclogger 11 Apr 2014

Love your little rabbits Where can u get the pattern? Thanks

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vlh by vlh 11 Apr 2014

its a freebie at the moment, hope you see this http://www.goldenneedledesigns.co...

pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi dentalclogger, Golden Needles is the place as vlh has put up above.

I was a Dental receptionist for over 10 years!!!!! Love Chris

dentalclogger by dentalclogger 12 Apr 2014

Thank you Ladies so much I looked on the sight but didn't find the bunnies Chris 25 years at the same office as an assistant I have been very blessed and all you Ladies here are so helpful and kind to share all your talents I am greatful Thanks a Million Tracie

airyfairy by airyfairy 16 Apr 2014

When I left school I trained as a dental nurse

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by judyoake 11 Apr 2014

These are so cute!! I love the personalization as well!! Great idea with the Glad wrap as well!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Judy, I thought so too! Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 11 Apr 2014

Nice tip. I use Glad freezer paper all of the time in applique (not the machine type), but I haven't noticed if we have the Go-Between. I'll be sure and look.
Cute Bunnies and brave you to have fur flying for Easter. ;)

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Jerrilyn, there are many things I think us sewers can use, if only we had the time to find them. I love using fur, but yes, you are right, fibres all over the place! Love Chris

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by fugly 11 Apr 2014

excellent love them also great idea with the glad go between film

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by dididwiar 11 Apr 2014

Excellent tip! Thanks Chris its on my shopping list. It will be cheaper than WSS, I use a lot with doing towels and baby blankets and I hate that I have to wet it.
I love your Bunnies, they look Great!!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Didi, yes, isn't it great what's out there? I would never have thought of using it, it's amazing what people will come up with to make things easier. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 11 Apr 2014

aWESOME

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by vickiannette 11 Apr 2014

thanks for the tip Chris. Love your bunnies too, even though they are an absolute feral. Like the fox and the cat. Why Why are the ferals so jolly Cute!!! Makes getting rid of them so difficult.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Dear Vicki,
Yeah, I know what you mean, especially out there in South Australia's farming land. Love Chris

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by lynlaing 11 Apr 2014

Lovely bunnies and thank you for the tip on the gladwrap.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thank you and you are welcome, love Chris

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by cfidl 11 Apr 2014

Excellent pieces, and I love the personalization. Thank for the fur topping tip, looks easy and affordable! Thanks

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Chris, well I thought it wonderful and it's so easy. I had concerns that it would just fall apart once the needle pierced the film, but it didn't. It was wonderful. Love Chris

pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks also you just gave me my 86,000 flower! Love Chris

airyfairy by airyfairy 11 Apr 2014

Congratulations Chris

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by Dupsilly 11 Apr 2014

These are so nice, and thx for the tip will also look for the inbetween glad wrap, like the other have never seen this but will look for them, thank you all for the tips you give us, we appreciate

Magda

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

You are welcome 'Dupsilly' and anytime I find out something that I think can help all of us on here I'll gladly let everyone know of it. Love Chris

pennyhal by pennyhal 11 Apr 2014

I haven't seen it either. Will watch out for it!

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by airyfairy 11 Apr 2014

Chris these are lovely. We have Glad here but I do not think we have that one. I will have a look. Do you use it like WSS? Hugs Sarah.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Sarah, yes, it's like using WSS except you don't wash it off you just pull it off like you do the tear away stabiliser. It's wonderful and made it so easy to sew the fur fabric. Thanks for commenting, love Chris

airyfairy by airyfairy 11 Apr 2014

I will now have to see if I can get it here. I doubt it.

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by yvonnevanwerkhoven 11 Apr 2014

I have been using this for 17yrs ... works like a dream on towels..love your bunnies

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Glad that I've found someone else that uses it. Love Chris

yvonnevanwerkhoven by yvonnevanwerkhoven 11 Apr 2014

I must add.. I do not use glad but get mine from my local butcher..it is very much the same thing

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by greytgirl 10 Apr 2014

Love your bunnies! The names add such a nice personal touch.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks very much for commenting. Love Chris

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by highlandermom 10 Apr 2014

Very cute bunnies especially the furry ones. Thanks for the tip too.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

That's o.k. Mum, glad to be of help. Love Chris

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by sewilso 10 Apr 2014

Your rabbits are very nice, I love the name on them!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks very much, doesn't cause squabbles that way! Love Chris

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by pennydubose 10 Apr 2014

I have Glad freezer paper, but have never seen the "go between" that you are showing in your pics. Will look for it next time I go shopping and thanks for the new idea! Hugs and blessings.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hello Penny, yes, this is more like a glad wrap. Apparently you place this between your meat when freezing separate pieces. Say for example you have 4 steaks, you just place a piece between each steak. Great idea! Love Chris

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by aussiequilter 10 Apr 2014

very cute bunnies Chris ,the fur ones are extra sweet

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Monika, I thought so too. Love Chris

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by devon 10 Apr 2014

great job love the idea thanks

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks so much DeVon, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 10 Apr 2014

Great hint - thanks!!! Your Grands will love these!!! Hugs, Laura*

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Well only 5 will use them as Delphi is only 6 months old and Chase is 5 months old. But, the others will love them, I'm sure. Love Chris

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by christracey 10 Apr 2014

They all look great Chris. Now just to fill them...

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Tracey, yes, I'm only putting in one of those smaller Easter Rabbits. Love Chris

christracey by christracey 11 Apr 2014

I wouldn't mind one of those...at least they are chocolate...lol

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by dragonflyer 10 Apr 2014

Looking good, Chris! Does the freezer paper tear away easier and cleaner than the WSS topping?

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Kim, yes, it just rips off. With the WSS you've got to wet it to remove it, my WSS doesn't teat easily. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Apr 2014

Thanks, Chris...I will have to check and see if we have it here...I have the bags for freezing small portions or using as layers in between meat, but I have not seen a roll...

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by oaro 10 Apr 2014

they look beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Maria, love Chris

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by katydid 10 Apr 2014

Clever ! How did you hear about the glad product? Does it work better than embroidery topping? i am sure it is probably more reasonable.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Kay, yesterday at Sewing guild one of the women there told me that she heard it from a good source. It was one of the teacher's who does machine embroidery!!!! Great to hear of these tips, isn't it? Well, I'm glad I used this stuff as using WSS wouldn't suit as the fabric was fur and it would get wet. Love Chris

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by babash 10 Apr 2014

What a clever idea. A couple of years ago I had to make a Santa Suit and looked everywhere for white fur for the trim. Got it at Lincraft not as expensive as yours but the fluff sure goes every where especially up the nose while cutting. Lovely job you have done with the Bunnies and I like that they all have names.

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graceandham by graceandham 11 Apr 2014

When I bought minky at the fabric store, the clerk who helped me said, when you get home, take this out of the bag while still outside and shake it a lot. Leave that fluff dust outside for the birds to make their nests, not all over your sewing room.

pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Babash,

I was wondering whether I could put the fur fabric in the fridge to see if that would stop it flying all over the place! I just shook the bunnies outside after I'd finished them. Love Chris

pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Grace, I do that with all of my soft fluffy fabrics too, it saves having fibres all over my sewing room. I forgot to do that with the hessian (burlap) and we had red and green fibres everywhere when Amy and I made Christmas stockings! I've since learned!!!!! Love Chris

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by noah 10 Apr 2014

We have that freezer paper here in the dollar store i never thought to use it .Next time i use furry fabric i will think of you Chris.Thanks for the tip hugs Carolyn
Oh my i forgot ;Love your bunnies wheres hubby's and yours???lol

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Thanks Carolyn, I bought mine at one of the IGA (Independent Grocery stores) for only $3.85 Australian. I'm sure you can buy them from Coles and Woolworths here too. I'm not sure of your grocery stores in Canada. I don't make the Easter treat bags for us. We usually only buy the kids. Love Chris

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by Leaha 10 Apr 2014

Ms Chris, these are so cute, like the idea of the names on them. The two extra furry ones are for cuddling as well as Easter. They do look soft. Am I to understand you used the glad film as a topping, stitched over it and then took it off? Leaha

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Apr 2014

Hi Leah, yes that is why I showed you in Picture 1 the paper on top of the fur. Then the third picture is with the design all stitched down. Once it's all finished you just rip off the film, dead easy. Love Chris

Leaha by Leaha 11 Apr 2014

Happy Easter and thank you for explaining this to me. :)

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