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How Cute Are These New Spring or Easter Pips!

How Cute Are These New Spring or Easter Pips!

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.

Photo of Frankie Frog made using a thimble pip being held on a man's hand

To make him smile you squeeze the sides of his mouth!

Photo of Frankie Frog with his mouth open

Didn’t he turn out cute!

And then of course, he had to have a girl friend…

Meet Frannie Frog.

Photo of Frannie Frog made from a thimble pip being held on a man's hand

Photo of Frannie Frog with a bow on her head and a big smile

Don’t they make an adorable couple!

Frankie and Frannie Frog Thimble Pips being held on a man's hand

Frankie and Frannie are both 1 ½” thimble pips made using my Thimble Pip Tutorial.

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The fabric I used was Spot On – Chartreuse from Robert Kaufman.

Frankie has 12 mm sew-on wiggle eyes while Frannie eyes are glue on 10 mm Wiggle Eyes by Creatology. (Affiliate links enclosed).

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!

Photo of Bennet Bunny made from a thimble pip being held on a man's hand

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.

Photo of Bennet Bunny the thimbe pip squeezed open to show how the ears are attached

I stitched the pip forms together leaving the opening of the pip at the top.

Photo of the Opening in the pip at the top of the bunny's head

Frankie and Frannie Frog and Bennet Bunny are going to be fun additions to our Easter decorations this year.

Photo of Bennet Bunny, Frankie and Frannie Frog on a bed of Easter Grass with foil wrapped chocolate eggs scattered around

If we can figure out how to keep Frankie and Frannie from eating all the chocolate Easter eggs!

Photo of Frankie and Frannie Frog with chocolate eggs in their mouth and Bennet Bunny sitting between them





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Collage photo of Frankie and Frannie Frog and Bennet Bunny Easter Pips on a bed of Easter Grass





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  • carol collins
    December 5, 2020 6:44 pm

    where can i get the pattern for the frog they are cute and would like to make a couple but know as cute as these are probably more. thanks for the info

    • Super Mom No Cape
      December 14, 2020 11:43 am

      Hello Carol,

      Follow the link to the Thimble Pip Tutorial provided in the post. Make the pip using green fabric for the outside of the pip. Add googly eyes as I’ve done. To make a girl frog, give her a bow as well. That’s all there is to it.

  • Debbie H
    April 3, 2015 4:27 pm

    Oh I love the frogs!! They are the cutest. I do not use a thimble when quilting so I have been racking my brain for another use so I would have to make one. I then decided they are just cute by themselves, don’t need a purpose.


  • Rebecca
    March 30, 2015 7:32 pm

    So cute! I love the frogs.

  • Nicole
    March 30, 2015 11:45 am

    There are no words for this level of cute. My daughter is freaking out over these right now!

  • Susan
    March 30, 2015 10:53 am

    Those are just adorable. Thank you for the bunny templates. I’m almost afraid to make any because I think they could be addictive!

  • Terry in California
    March 29, 2015 11:12 am

    Hi Sue, I am lovin’ youw pips and as always Dave makes the perfect “hand model”

  • MA
    March 28, 2015 3:51 pm

    So incredibly cute!

  • Gemini Jen NZ
    March 28, 2015 3:57 am

    Brilliant! I love them!

  • Marie
    March 28, 2015 3:11 am

    The frogs are so cute. I found your website when i was looking för inspiration. I found it! I Hope that I can win the practical fine bag you have maked. My mini hedgehogpincushing is ready to go into the bag. Waiting för more tips.

  • Stephanie Palmer
    March 27, 2015 10:21 pm

    These are soooo cute! I had never heard of them before. But I know my daughters would all love them too. And I wouldn’t mind a couple for my sewing room either!! I am so happy to be following your blog now via email. And thank you so much for reading my last blog post and commenting there. Your comment was so kind!

  • Susan
    March 27, 2015 11:19 pm

    SUPER cute! I made just an ordinary one a few years ago, but I am very SLOW at hand stitching.

  • kate
    March 27, 2015 2:21 pm

    They’re adorable, Sue, and the frogs are guaranteed to make one smile!

  • Leslie
    March 27, 2015 2:40 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I might give that a try for my DGDs for Easter.

  • Melissa Meinhard
    March 27, 2015 2:18 pm

    So cute! These are so adorable I cannot contain myself 😛

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