It's been nice to try to settle back to a semi-regular schedule today after an extremely busy Easter weekend, filled with egg hunts, feasting, family visits, and general chaos. The Easter bunny was very generous with Brynne this year (could it be because she's actually using the potty?!?), and hid her basket in the dryer at the end of a trail of jelly beans. The bunny was also in cahoots with me on a little side project for the basket - he requested a handmade soft toy to match Brynne's bonnet. I had the perfect inspiration from the spring issue of Cotton Friend magazine - the pattern wasn't included, but with Jerry's fantastic sketching skills we were able to collaborate to make a bunny pattern based on this picture:
I used the same vintage yellow floral and orange fabrics from Brynne's bonnet, and I added a green cotton for the bunny's dress. The main body of the bunny is made from super soft 100% wool felt and I embroidered the facial features with brown floss. This little one (still awaiting a name!) was hiding in the basket on Easter morning:
As you can see, she really likes carrots, so we're working out a plan to keep them in regular supply. This bunny has already been seen having conversations and play dates with other local bunnies, so we think she's settling right in to her new home. She's enjoying the warm weather that has suddenly appeared on our doorstep, and lounging with Brynne in the back yard appears to be her favorite pastime at the moment. Welcome little bunny!