Flashback Friday – Bunny Sculpt Tutorial

bun4Today I’m going to start having  ‘Flashback Fridays’ each week where I’ll re-post a craft or something from my old blog ‘Enjoyingcreating‘. I have several crafts and things from it that I think would be fun to share again here on my new blog. Plus, this gives me another opportunity to keep my blog active.

I hope you all will enjoy seeing my crafts and things from years past on my ‘Flashback Fridays’ postings.

To start my ‘Flashback Fridays’,  since we’re in the early throws of Spring and Easter is coming up soon, I decided to post my ‘Bunny Sculpt tutorial’.

This little bunny is about 2 1/4 inches long when it’s finished. The photos make it look bigger. It’s cuter in real life.

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Let me know if you or your children make a bunny by this tutorial. And be sure to take some pictures too. I’d love to see your creative little bunnies.

I originally made this tutorial for polymer clay, but you can use homemade clay or air-dry clay.

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If you use air-dry or homemade clay, please remember to ignore the baking instructions.

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Bunny Sculpt Tutorial
~Adult supervision is required~

Supplies:
polymer clay or an air dry clay
a toothpick

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Make the following pieces:
1 – 1 1/2 inch oblong ball of clay for body
1 – 1/2 inch round ball of clay for head
4 – 1/4 inch small oblong balls for feet
1 – 1/4 inch round ball for tail
2 – 1/2 inch cone shapes for ears
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Press the clay in place as follows:
1/4 inch round ball on one end of the oblong body.
1/2 inch head ball at the other end of oblong body.
4 small oblong balls in feet positions.
2 cone shapes on top of head for ears
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bun4Next you need:
1 tiny light pink ball of clay
2 tiny dark pink balls of clay

Press the clay in place as follows:
2 dark pink clay balls in eye positions
1 light pink ball in nose position
Take a toothpick and draw a smile
and dent the eyes to make pupils

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If you’re using air dry clay, you’re finished.
Set your Bunny sculpt somewhere safe and let it dry.

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If you’re using bakeable clay then go to the next steps.

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Before baking,
Pierce the body underneath to allow
clay to bake thoroughly so it won’t
crack or poof or something.

Bake the polymer clay bunny at the manufacturers recommended temperature and for the recommended length of time.
Allow bunny to cool before touching.
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Tah – dah, you’re done and have a wee little bunny figurine.
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I hope you all enjoyed my Flashback Friday.
It was fun sharing my bunny sculpt with you.
It’s always been one of my favorite sculpts
because it’s simple and makes me smile.

Here’s wishing you all a hoppy good weekend!
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Loom Knit Kitchen Scrubbies

IMG_7454Last month my Bff called me to tell me a very helpful hint she discovered: use a scrubby to wash potatoes with.
I love this idea and have used it ever since.

IMG_8189Back in the winter my Bff gave me some nice size scrubbies. They’re bigger than the ones I make. So, she told how many pegs and which loom she used.
I’m so glad she helps me. We have so much fun discussing looming and sharing our projects and ideas with each other.

“Thanks so much my Dear Bff,
Your scrubbies are great and your idea to use them as vegetable scrubber is wonderful.
I’m happy to share your hints with my blogging buddies and readers.” 🙂

I thought I’d make a bit of a tutorial to show how I now make bigger scrubbies.
I use regular 4 ply acrylic yarn and tulle to make my kitchen scrubbies.

My terminology may be off. I can’t find the right words sometimes. 😉
Also, this tutorial doesn’t explain how to loom knit, but is written for folks who already know the basics of loom knitting.
If you’d like to take up loom knitting, here’s a link to a youtube.com search results for ‘How to Loom Knit’ It has oodles of videos of most anything you’d need to know to get started loom knitting.

And here we go…

Kitchen Scrubbies
knitting loom
knitting hook
Tulle (or some type netting)
Yarn (I use 2 strands of acrylic 4 ply yarn)
Large Darning Needle

Cut the netting in 1 1/2 inches wide strip about 12 to 15 yards long.
Wind the strip of tulle into a ball.

*Leave about a 12 inches yarn/netting strip to weave in to use as a drawstring when you’re finished.
Or use a drawstring cast-on.
Hold yarn and netting strip together and cast them on the loom in your favorite fashion.
*I use a regular e wrap cast on.

Using E wrap, knit 12 to 15 rows.
*I usually just knit until there’s about 12 inches of the yarn/netting strip left.

To bind off, thread a darning needle with the yarn/netting strip and feed it through the loops as you take them off the pegs. Continue until the scrubby is off the loom.

Pull the the yarn/netting strip drawstring tight and tie off

Weave the beginning 12 inch strip of yarn/netting strip in and out of the edge stitches making a drawstring.
Pull tight and tie off.

I generally thread the strip through the scrubby and tack it to the other side to secure it in place.

The 5 1/2 inch blue knifty knitter loom makes about a 4 inch scrubby.
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I make smaller scrubbies using a Martha Stwart square loom with 20 pegs.
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A Scrubby is another handy item that can be made from left over yarn.

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Further Resources:
Here’s a link to a tutorial for Scrubbies.
There’s a few differences between it and mine. Go and check it out, it may be a more understandable and a better method for you if you’re interested in loom knitting a scrubby.


 

edited in 1-15-2019 – hopefully helpful info:
PVC Pipe Knitting Loom Stands

 

https://joysofcreating.com/2019/01/15/pvc-pipe-knitting-loom-stands/