Back when I posted about our middle daughter’s handmade Christmas gifts, I showed you the chatelaine I made for her with a thimble pip, scissor keep and pincushion. One of the first things she said when she was holding the thimble pip and squeezing it open and shut was, “You should make a frog pip.”
She has reminded me of that off and on since then, so this week when I started making Spring and Easter thimble pips, a frog was the first one to be created.
Allow me to introduce Frankie Frog.
To make him smile you squeeze the sides of his mouth!
Didn’t he turn out cute!
And then of course, he had to have a girl friend…
Meet Frannie Frog.
Don’t they make an adorable couple!
Frankie and Frannie are both 1 ½” thimble pips made using my Thimble Pip Tutorial.
The fabric I used was Spot On – Chartreuse from Robert Kaufman.
Frankie and Frannie went to live with middle daughter. She took them to work to use one her desk for paperclips and other small stuff.
Edited to add: I’ve had to make her a new pair of frog pips as someone stole the first pair!
Now you can’t make Easter Pips without making a bunny, you just can’t!
Bennet Bunny is very pleased to make your acquaintance!
Bennet Bunny was made using the same measurements given in my tutorial. But he could be made in any size you’d like.
Dave and I created patterns for his face and ears to fit pips ranging in size from 1 ½” pips to 2 ½”. The pdf of the pattern is available here.
For the ears, I cut four outer ears from brown felt and two inner ears from beige felt. Then I sewed the two outer ears together using a blanket stitch and two strands of embroidery floss. The inner ear was sewn to the outer ear using a running stitch, again with two strands of embroidery floss.
As you can see from this photo… the ears are attached when sewing the fabric covered inside form to the fabric covered outside form, between the two forms before the three completed forms are sewn together to make the pip.
I stitched the pip forms together leaving the opening of the pip at the top.
Frankie and Frannie Frog and Bennet Bunny are going to be fun additions to our Easter decorations this year.
If we can figure out how to keep Frankie and Frannie from eating all the chocolate Easter eggs!
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