I am sooo excited about this! I have no idea where I got the idea from, so if it's yours, then thank-you!
Last week I found a pencilled in entry in my craft journal from last year that just said "Quaker carrots". I had totally forgotten writing that.
I did the stitching on these yesterday and today. I wanted to make three but I ran out of floss:(
I dyed my own 32 count linen, and used the orange DMC Color Variations.
I traced a pie shape onto the linen, and then starting stitching Quaker style motifs inside the pie shapes.
After cutting them out I stitched up the sides; turned them inside out and stuffed them; added the raggedy tops and used a gathering stitch to close them up. The green calico was torn into strips and pieces were braided and some parts were left loose. I wrapped another strip around the top of the carrot to hide my gathering stitches on the carrot.
I think they go well with my little vintage rabbit from yesterday, don't you?
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