*This is a guest post done by Mrs. Brimbles. You can visit her fabulous blog here! :) *
Hi, I am Anna although most commonly known in the arting and filofax community as Mrs Brimbles, which is a nickname based on my actual name, bit of a long story really but anyway, what I am most commonly known for is my love of bunnies and my love of drawing and painting said bunnies.
I am forever drawing bunnies in my art journal. I just can't help it, I love the little critters and it is my pair of little cutie pies that I draw my inspiration from. My girls are both adopted, we have had them for four years now but they are actually 8 and 7, Mum and Daughter. They are such a delightful pair of little characters and that coupled with my love of things Kawaii leads me to my simplistic little bunny characters.
I thought I would take my drawings just that little step further. I have joined a group of crafting ladies and we meet once a fortnight and sit round and craft together. Most of the other ladies sew, crochet or make jewellery and I am a novice in all areas but I am slowly practicing and getting there. I thought I would combine my bunny doodles with sewing and see what happened so here we go...
So everything that I needed I luckily already had. I have loads of cottons and embroidery thread than I inherited from Mr B's granny and I also have a load of buttons and various scraps of fabric just waiting for a project of some kind. Oh and a pair of Mr B's old jeans that he ripped but I couldn't bear to throw away, I just knew the material would come in handy one day and that day came!
I drew on her features and then I stitched over them to make eyes and a nose. I know my stitching isn't the greatest but I love that it looks a little rustic and childlike. I then drew out her clothes. In hindsight I wish I had made her clothes a different shape too but never mind, I still like the overall finished piece.
If you would like to know how I draw my little bunnies so that you too could do this piece, I have a five part series on how to draw little cuties and it starts with the video below: