Every great once in a while I see something online and I think, “that is super cute” and I have to make it. Even if it’s not within the usual realm of my work. I mean, who says I have to stick with mixed media and jewelry making EVERY day?
So when my Facebook friend Heidi Boyd announced her new line of Whimsy Kits, and I saw how adorable they were, I knew I had to get my hands on some. I thought YOU might like to see them too.
“Hop to it and stitch up sweet little bunnies. Felt is soft and easy to sew. The seams are made on the right side, allowing the felt edges to contour the rabbit’s pretty shape. The ears and tail are cleverly layered, folded, and quickly tacked into place. Perfect for beginner and intermediate sewers, each kit contains twice the fun with enough materials to make two bunnies.”
Each kit comes sealed in a plastic bag and contains almost everything you need to complete the project. The kits cost $19 in Heidi’s Etsy shop but they can be purchased in several online shops for $19-$20.
The only thing I needed to provide to create “Cinnamon & Nutmeg” were some thread, needle and scissors. Everything else was included.
As you can see, even the full size pattern is included. All you need to do is cut it out and go.
What I liked:
- The directions were easy to follow
- The kits go together easily and fairly quickly and the results look very close to the image on the package
- There was plenty of fabric, thread and poly-fil to complete both rabbits
What I didn’t like:
The only teeny tiny fault I could find is that some of the instructions on the pattern remain behind once the pattern pieces are cut out. That means if you cut out the pattern pieces, toss out the scraps and then put the project aside for a day or two you may forget how many of some of the pieces to cut or in which direction they go. But honestly, it’s not too hard to figure out from the photos and instructions.
This would be a great kit to take along on vacation to keep tweens/teens occupied in the event of a “rain out” or down day. It takes up very little space and would keep a body occupied for a few hours.
As an adult I enjoyed putting the kit together and it was easy enough to do while watching TV. Adorable, affordable, easy and yes, whimsical.
UPDATE: You can find Heidi Boyd’s Whimsy Kits in her etsy shop: Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kits
Disclosure: Samples provided for review but all opinions are mine and are honest.
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You mentioned kits; what other animals are available? Can you put a link as to where the kits can be bought? (Heidi’s etsy store has nothing in it).
It would really be helpful for the article to contain that information.
Heidi Boyd says
Vicki, Your bunnies look great!
I’m sorry. I had a little snafu with the links. The links are there twice now and they go to the right place (apparently the link I used went to an old shop).
Robyn Josephs says
Felt animals are so sweet. This is a great idea!
Heidi Boyd says
The bunny kit has been updated, they have bunny kittens. Our kits are now all inclusive with lots of adorable animals to choose from. http://heidiboyd.com/softiekits/bunnies-whimsy-kit