Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A fine collaboration...

OK, a long while ago I referred to a collaborative design project that my son & I worked on when he was a young grade-school aged child, (back in the late 80's). I was going to show a photo of the project but never did. Then yesterday I was talking about the importance of letting children help with the design process, when appropriate.
The backstory is that I was sewing some Easter bunnies. My son wanted one but with his own spin on it. I give you the pirate bunny. I know, it's been done to death lately, what with the huge popularity of pirates these days. I guess my son was ahead of his time. At any rate, he told me to add the peg leg, skull tattoo, make his face look mean and to give him "pirate-looking clothing". OK, my spin was to use the brightly colored 80's fabric scraps that I had on hand back then.
pirate bunny sitting

pirate bunny back

pirate bunny front

pirate bunny closeup

Regardless of the aesthetics of the outcome we had fun and that's what it's all about! Don't forget to play today.


  1. I think it is cute! Everybody needs a pirate rabbit :-)

  2. I agree 100% with Charlotte, everyone needs a pirate rabbit, how cute! :)

  3. That's great! I love the skull n' crossbones tattoo on the pirate bunny! I've made sock monsters with my younger family members, and I love seeing what they come up with. Sock monsters are another very easy sewing project for the kids to do themselves with some adult supervision(because they're sock-based) and all you need are scrap felt pieces, or buttons, ribbon, anything, really.