Built A Stuffed Animal

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"Thank heaven for little girls
for little girls get bigger every day!
Thank heaven for little girls
they grow up in the most delightful way!"
--
Maurice Chevalier (from the 1958 film Gigi)

Our niece Rebekah was born on the Fourth of July. Before we knew the sex of the baby, J had a feeling the baby would be a girl. She found this Build-A-Bear craft kit so I could make a little stuffed bunny for her (this is also the year of the rabbit in the
Chinese Zodiac). Luckily, J was right. Since she was born this week it meant it was time for me to put this together.
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The kit comes with the shell of the bunny, a little outfit for her, the stuffing, some thread, a birth certificate, and a little red plastic safety needle.
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I turned the bunny skin inside out and started sewing from the shoulder and around the arm all the way down to the inside of the leg. I repeated this for the other side of the bunny as well.
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The next step was to sew the opposite side so that the threads weave each other. This made a pretty good looking, continuous stitch.
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It took a few minutes, but I did both sides.
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I turned her inside out, and I was actually impressed with how she looked.
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It was time for me to stuff her. They give you a lot of stuffing. After fluffing it out, I stuffed it in the head first, then the arms and down from there.
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I added the heart, stitched the bottom together and put the clothes on that come in the kit. Then I put the little flowers that go on over her ears on.
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After I finished, I stopped to admire my handiwork.
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This was a pretty cool kit. I liked the fact that it really did come with everything I needed to put it together. Also, I think I learned a thing or two about sewing. Not too shabby!
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