Thursday, February 18, 2010

Briar Rabbit

What a quick stitch this was! I think he's so cute :)




Briar Rabbit by La-D-Da
fabric: 32ct Queen Anne's Lace
fibers: DMC
frame from Hobby Lobby


I chose a much lighter fabric. I think the darker fabric of the model masks the sweetness of the design. I've put the pattern on my de-stash blog if anyone is interested. **edited** this chart has been sold, thank you for your interest!


And now a question dear friends. These are the two bunnies I've stitched for Easter (the BBD bunny is from last year.) I'd like to stitch another one. Something sweet, but not too cutesy (and definitely not cartoonish.) Prim or vintage looking would be good too. Any suggestions???


Thank you everyone for all the love-ly comments on my Valentine basket...they sure warmed my heart :)


And for Corinne from Paris: these are the patterns from my patriotic basket...

**Liberty and Justice by Little House Needleworks
**Stars and Stripes by Little House Needleworks
**USA Squared by Lizzie Kate
**God Bless America by Lizzie Kate
**SnapHappy Independence Day by Bent Creek
**4th of July Bird by Heart in Hand
**Glory by The Trilogy
**Sailing Sloop freebie by Rainbow Gallery
**Patriotic Garden by Waxing Moon (LNS freebie)
**Freedom by Lizzie Kate (LNS freebie)

Alrighty, I think that's all for me folks! Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods!!!

96 comments:

Kim B said...

So cute Staci!!!

Gayle said...

Staci very nice. I like the lighter fabric better also. You do such lovely work.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Your bunny is very sweet.

Greetings
Anja

Jeannine 520 said...

Great work, I think it looks lovely on the lighter linen.

How about Berry Patch Rabbit from Ceder Hill?

MarchAnn58 said...

He is just too too cute. Really nice job. I also love the rooster sampler in the right boarder, very nice.

Berit said...

IDK if it's "BUNNY" enough for you, but I just discovered Hands To Work's "Patience 1898" and am in love with its "Eggplant Rabbit".

Darn WiPs! Maybe since I can't go after it now you'll decide to then I can see it!
:D

What a beautiful finish; I do like the lighter fabric!

moosecraft said...

You're right! It does look better on a lighter background! :-) A bit more refreshing and spring-like.

Márti said...

What a nice work, fabulous frame!

Carolyn said...

I just love your Briar Rabbit. What a hoot! I pulled that very pattern out last night to kit up. Great minds and all..... Yours turned out awesome, and I love your fabric color choice. Beautiful work as always, Miss Staci! HUGS

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, I like it much better stitched on the lighter color.

Heather said...

Good morning Staci! I love it, it’s adorable. I like the frame too.

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Very sweet, I do like your fabric change. Congratulations on a lovely finish.

doris said...

He's a terribly cute bunny! I love bunnies also, and I think you ought to check out Brown Bunny by Ewe & Eye & Friends. In fact, they have a few very nice bunnies in their group of designs.

Elisa said...

He is such a cutie Staci...I have emailed you about Destashing...lol
Elisa x

Andrea said...

Wow Staci! I love your Briar Rabbit, he (she?) is gorgeous on the lighter fabric!! Great choice! And the frame is awesome, I'm so impressed, how perfect it is for the piece!

xoxo

Marjorie said...

Such a cutie! I agree with your other commenters, the lighter fabric looks much better. And man, that chart didn't last long on your de-stash list--not that I needed more stash anyway :)

Paula C. said...

I love your bunnies!!! Have you seen the new releases from Prairie Schooler? Their Signs of Spring leaflet has some nice bunnies. BeckySC has already stitched and finished one! There have been some other great suggestions so far so I can't wait to see what you decide to stitch!

Julianne said...

Staci,

What a fun piece. Your framing job looks great1

Melissa said...

Oh Stacie, love this rabbit. You are definitely right in choosing a lighter fabric for it so that it shows off the design much better!

I can't think of a bunny pattern off hand but I think With Thy Needle & Thread has some cute Easter patterns.

Trinabelle said...

The lighter fabric makes all the difference. Well done, Staci!

As for other bunny patterns...what about the following?

French Country Rabbit - JBW Designs
French Country Bunny - JBW Designs
Spring Eggs I - Homespun Elegance
Strawberries & Bunny Pinkeep - Primitivebettys
Happy Bunny Bunny Day - Trilogy
Hoppity - Stone and Thread
Prim Bunny Sampler - Primitivebettys

~Katrina

Sadie said...

What a beautiful finish Staci. He does look good on the lighter fabric :-)

How about 'Ah Tis Spring' by Notforgotten Farm
x

Hazel said...

Beautiful bunny! Beautiful bunnies!! Love both of those designs and glad it was a quick stitch for you. x

Carla said...

Beautiful finish! I likeit better with your choice of fabric than the one shown in the chart.

Kathy A. said...

Love those bunnies. You were bang on with the fabric color change! It made a noticeable difference.

Simone said...

I love your rabbit! It's cute.
How about this freebee from Plum Street Samplers: http://plumstreetsamplers.typepad.com/plum_street_samplers/2009/03/happy-spring.html
I have kitted it up myself to start anytime soon!

Nancy said...

Your rabbit is just beautiful Staci! My goodness each stitch is just perfect!

The only other rabbit designs I can think of off the top of my head are Easter Rabbit (think that's what it is called) by Goode Huswife or the free rabbit designs from last year on the Gazette 94 blog.

Back to cleaning the refrigerator. :(

Blu said...

Lovely finish! The lighter fabric makes it look so much better!

Carol said...

I love him so much on the lighter fabric, Staci--beautiful stitching :)

Dee said...

Awww...such sweet bunnies. I think you made a good call going with the lighter fabric. It's much prettier that way.

deros said...

nice work and good design

Annie said...

So cute! The light fabric was definitely the right choice. I always find fabric selection a tricky thing.

How about those Plum Street Sampler freebies with the bunnies. They look like they would match the style.

Julie said...

It's adorable, i love last years one too, what a nice pair they are.

selene said...

It's beautiful

Irene said...

Great stitching, I love him on the lighter fabric, makes him more spring like.

Cole said...

Love it, he's absolutely adorable! There's a couple of comments above with the same idea as me for the next bunny stitch ~ Plum Street Sampler's freebie, I think from Mother's Day last year...

Kim said...

I love those Bunnies, they are adorable! I also think the lighter cloth is better. I was going to suggest the Plum Street Sampler Bunnies that a previous poster suggested, I think they would look great and I think there was a few different ones that were posted on her blog.

Elaine said...

Perfect choice of fabric Staci, your bunny is just adorable!

Daffycat said...

He is awesomely cute, Staci! An excellent finish, congratulations!

Judy S. said...

Nicely done, Staci! Do you frame your stitching without glass? I can't tell from the photo...sure do like that frame though.

Shirley said...

So pretty

Carol R said...

Beautiful bunny Staci! I missed out on on the chart - I see it's already gone - c'est la vie!

Ranae said...

Both pieces are really fantastic.
I love the changes that you choose for Briar rabbit

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Staci!! I love it on the lighter fabric. It's so pretty!!

Susimac said...

Love your bunny. I was going to suggest strawberry and bunny by Primitive betty

Tammy said...

He is adorable and your stitches are so perfect!! Lovely--love the DMC you used as well. Great job!

Jan said...

The lighter color fabric was definitely the way to go. It look so much better that way.

Kellie said...

Briar Rabbit is so cute!! I may have to add him to my list. :) I love Easter Parade too.

What about Ah Tis Spring by Notforgotten Farms? That one has caught my eye lately.

corinna said...

love the bunny-ies
i think the lighter fabric is great

corinna said...

love the bunny-ies
i think the lighter fabric is great

Vonna said...

Another for the books. SWEET!

Despina said...

that is stunning!

mainely stitching said...

Love your changes! I immediately thought of Patience 1898 (suggested in another comment, too) and Meg's Bunny (Sheepish Designs)when I read you were thinking of another bunny finish.

Cari-in-VA said...

I love it and am so sad that the pattern has sold already.

What a sweet little rabbit!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great finish and I really like it so much better on the lighter fabric.

angelasweby said...

Staci,
I love your lighter version of Briar Rabbit. He seems to hop right out of the picture and is much livelier and busy, just like a rabbit should be somehow and the frame is perfect for it.
I think it's a great idea stitching another companion for your set and some of the suggestions have been excellent. If it was me, I think i would choose of the Sheepish Designs Wabbits. She has got several. Wabbit in the Garden is my favourite but Easter Wabbit is appropriate.

It's always a pleasure to stop by your neck of the woods :>)
Angela xx

Karen said...

OMG...I love your lighter version so much better. It just seems to suit the design! I have passed this one over so many times but will definitely have to add this one to my stash! Very nice job and love your changes.

Deb said...

Staci - I just love your bunny - what a sweet piece. Both of them are wonderful, as a matter of fact. I definitely like that you stitched your recent one on lighter fabric - I have to agree that something does get lost when it's stitched on darker fabric. Can't wait to see what the next one is that you stitch.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Staci, just love this bunny pattern, so cute.

Theresa said...

CUTE!!! I love your version!!!!

Marion said...

Beautiful stitching!!!
I like the fabric you chose!!
Take care
Marion

Catherine said...

Simply adorable!

Jules said...

Very cute - Briar Rabbit!

mollycaff said...

Beautiful bunnies!

Gabi said...

It looks fabulous Staci. I like your fabric so much more then the original. What a difference.

Michele said...

I love him! The lighter fabric is perfect and I think a bunch of us will be stealing your idea!

Evik said...

Very cute! Your version is wonderful :)

Marie said...

You do such beautiful work. You are truly an artisan. xxoo

Harmien said...

He IS the cutest!!!!
Have a great weekend!!

Dovilė said...

lovely rabbit:) I love this design and you choice of colors very nice:)

Annemarie said...

Oh, Staci, how utterly sweet and gorgeous and easter-perfect! I must say I prefer the lighter fabric you used! Well done, you!

Annemarie said...

Sorry, I forgot to to give you my two cents!
'In the Forest' - La D Da
'Strawberries and Bunny Pinkeep - Priitive Betty's
'Bunny Attitude'- The Workbasket (maybe you could change the colours and make it looks more prim?) Hope you find a new one to enjoy!

Sherry said...

Oh, he is a cutie! What a great finish! Congratulations. Love the list for your patriotic basket.

Lois said...

Oh, what a lovely rabbit and the lighter fabric works so well!

Lee said...

You were right on with your fabric choice for the new bunny. And I love the alphabet in this piece! Nice work!

Sally said...

He is very cute Staci! A very sweet finish.

VALIE said...

It does looks so much better on a lighter background. Be sure you'll have followers... ;-)

Brigitte said...

Ohhhh, this is the first Briar Rabbit that I see stitched on white linen. And he looks terrific. Congratulations.
The two other bunny charts I had thought of were already mentioned. And how about In The Forest, also by LA-D-DA?

Andrea said...

Love the Briar Rabbit finish. It looks so different in the lighter colour, which I do prefer.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yours looks totally different, and I love it. I vote for Berry Patch Rabbit(Cedar Hill Designs) or In the Forest (La D Da).

sewcreative said...

I didn't care for the design very much, but seeing yours on the lighter fabric, I'm totally in love! Great job. And it's been fun checking out the other suggestions for a new bunny.

~Terri

sewcreative said...

I didn't care for the design very much, but seeing yours on the lighter fabric, I'm totally in love! Great job. And it's been fun checking out the other suggestions for a new bunny.

~Terri

Siobhan said...

What an adorable finish, Staci! YGG! It reminds me that I have this all kitted up... I think I actually bought the kit of it from Market. It is too cute. I agree with Berit's suggestion of Patience 1898, it would go nicely with the rabbits you've already done. Also, La D Da has two other rabbit designs where the two rabbits are looking at each other--they can be stitched individually. They're not too cutesie.

Teri said...

Adorable! You are SO right about the fabric choice for this one. Lovely!

Solstitches said...

I love everything about this design right down to the name.
Another beautiful finish!

Margaret

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

I keep a pad and pen handy near
the computer so that whenever I
discover a new (to me) cross
stitch design stitched by some
one else I can write down the
chart name and designer and
order it for myself at some
point in time.

I'm writing Briar Rabbit on that
list!! This is such a cute
design, but seeing the cover of
the chart I realized that I would
not have given this project a
second glance going by the look
of it stitched on that green (?)
fabric. You really improved the
look of this piece by stitching
it on the lighter fabric. It is
a delight, and makes a nice
companion to the BBD bunny.

It would appear that you've been
given quite a few choices as a
third bunny for this set so it
will be interesting to see which
one you decide to stitch.

Wish we had Hobby Lobby in Canada
because they seem to sell really
lovely frames.

Cheers!

deros said...

you are tagger/вы в игре:)))

Anonymous said...

Hi Staci,
Watch "Notforgotten Farm"'s website or etsy shop. Her blog indicates she's coming out with a new pattern for a folk-sy rabbit.Teri
mtjacobi@chorus.net

Anonymous said...

Sorry to write again but also Ewe and Eye and Friends "Spring Hare".
Check it out at www.twistedthreads.com/eef/charts_s.html
It's a pretty old one but cute - especially if it were done in overdyed threads. I think this pattern came out before overdyes came out! Teri

Virginia said...

So cute! Love the bunny.

I'm so impressed with your work.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I love your Easter bunnies, they are so cute and look fantastic.

Sandy

Michele B. said...

I remember your bunny from last year and how much I liked it then - it wears well! The new one is a perfect companion. You always have an eye for what looks right and your choice of linen is no different. I'll look forward to whatever bunny you choose to do next.

Kajsa said...

Briar Rabbit is a cutie!

Lisa said...

oh i do like Briar Rabbit, especially on the lighter fabric, i have pondered over buying this because the design on darker fabric put me off.
I also love bbd's easter parade, i have tried to get this pattern for a few months without any joy, i so would have loved to stitch this one

now I did come across a rabbit design on 123 stitch- claires carrot hunt by katkid designs i think this one is very similar type to the 2 you've stitched, i hope you like it

Lisa said...

oh i do like Briar Rabbit, especially on the lighter fabric, i have pondered over buying this because the design on darker fabric put me off.
I also love bbd's easter parade, i have tried to get this pattern for a few months without any joy, i so would have loved to stitch this one

now I did come across a rabbit design on 123 stitch- claires carrot hunt by katkid designs i think this one is very similar type to the 2 you've stitched, i hope you like it

symiote said...

Very cute this rabbit!! i like!!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!