Every now and again I get a client who really wants something that doesn’t seem to exist. Never one to back away from a creative challenge, I am usually able to come up with some sort of way to make the non-existing item, often to the detriment of my tireless team. Case in point: the infamous sewn “faceless” bunnies.
A sweet four-year-old girl requested faceless bunnies for her party so she and her friends could personalize them and make them outfits. It was a wonderful idea! The only problem was I couldn’t find a high-quality, low-cost, 16 inch stuffed bunny anywhere, not even a pattern for that matter. And the party was a week away!
Now, my mother is an amazing seamstress. She has spent a lifetime sewing: clothes, quilts, purses, a plethora of amazing Halloween costumes, and she’s even currently making my sister’s wedding dress. The woman can sew! Her specialty has always been creating anything my sister and I could draw. When I was a child I had the best Barbie wardrobe in town; 50% of it created from patterns my mom would make out of newspaper. I, on the other hand, am not the best seamstress. However, I knew this was important to this little client, and so I set about trying to channel my mother.