DesignTeam Assemblage Clock Challenge #2 Regina

Time To Hop The Bunny Trail Regina Salik   Hi Crafting Family!   First, let me say thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers as I help my mom through her recovery.  It’s been a long road and she is getting better every day.  Our hope is she will be able to come home in the next two months.   I loved using the Idea-ology Assemblage Clock that was chosen as the inspiration piece.  With the Easter Holiday approaching, I chose Peter Rabbit as my theme.  I used a set of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wheels on the bottom of a 10 x 10” board.  I upholstered the board with a green fabric.   I took some rocks from my back yard in which to make the path and glued to the fabric board with Dina Wakely’s Ultra Heavy Gel Medium.  I painted the edges of the path with Picket Fence Destressed Paint. I covered the outside of the clock with a brown sisal rope and used a blue jute twine as the accent.  I glued blue and green fabric inside the clock and used paper fringe as the grass in the bottom of the clock and flower pot. I found small bunnies, carrots, eggs, wooden tags and flower pot at the dollar tree. I used mushroom ink to color the bunnies, fabric to cover the eggs, and trimmed the wooden tag to make the sign.  I attached the sign to a pop cycle stick I painted orange and used a white gel pen to write the words.   I made the bunny out of felt.  I measured the height of the clock to determine how large to make each part of the bunny. The head and body are rectangles; with the body being tapered at the top.  I drew on the body and face design and used Tim Holtz Thread to stitch out the design. Two small white beads were used for the eyes.  I used scraps to make the leaves and flower circles; using an outline stitch for leaves and stems and french knots for the center of the flowers. After appliqueing, I sewed the bunny together using invisible thread.  I sewed the sides of the body; then pinched the bottom on the outside edges to form a triangle and sewed into place.  This allowed the bunny to sit flat when stuffed.  For the head, I did a running stitch on the top and bottom and cinched to form a ball and stuffed.  I drew the ear shapes and sewed and only turned inside out.  I did not stuff the ears.  I sewed all body pieces together and used ribbon at the base of the hears and under the head to hide seams.  The arms were drawn and stuffed lightly. I hot glued all the pieces of the project to the base.  Nolan Ross (our crafting hero) drilled holes to attach the two dowels which I painted with vintage photo and applied grit paste to give texture.  I used my alphabet sissix die to cut the letters out of orange felt for the banner. I stiffened the white and blue felt with glue to make the banner and attached the letters.  I hot glued the banner to
I hope you enjoyed my creation and it inspires you to create!the sticks.