Some sort of global karma must be in the air, because in the past month, the new DVD for Alice, Through the Looking Glass was released, the theme for Loobylu's February Month of Softies was to be Alice's Wonderland Revisited, and I signed up for a Craftster Alice in Wonderland swap! Needless to say, Lewis Carroll's classic has been on my mind. So, my plan was to submit a contribution for the Month of Softies that would then go to my Craftster swap partner. After many different subjects were considered, I decided on the White Rabbit because he was one of my swap partners favorite characters.
I am pretty new at making soft toys, and I know how complicated they can be to sew, especially when clothing is also made. So, rather than making the white rabbit in all his finery, as we are first introduced to the character:
I decided instead to make a white rabbit as he is dressed for court:
Given this introduction, I would now like to present the White Rabbit:
He is made of white cotton fabric that has a slubbed texture, with pink patterned insets for ears. His ears also have wire inside so as to allow some "poseability". His eyes are vintage pink buttons, with pale pink embroidery for his nose and mouth. His courtroom outfit has appliqued hearts of dotted red and white fabric on a tan background fabric with a dot pattern. He is quite serious because of the courtroom setting, but is very much looking forward to getting to his next scheduled appointment. I hope you enjoy him!