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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A bunny to love ~


"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse.
"You become. It takes a long time.
That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily,
or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.
Generally, by the time you are Real,
most of your hair has been loved off,
and your eyes drop out and
you get loose in your joints and very shabby.
But these things don't matter at all,
because once you are Real
you can't be ugly,
except to people who don't understand."

~ The Velveteen Rabbit ~







Monday evening we went to Brent and Emily's house to have dinner and were able to hug and love on little Clara!! She's getting so very big ~ she's now over 6 months old...

I put this bunny together many years ago when I first started sewing. I would say about 16 or so years ago! Well, it was when bunnies were all the rage, you could find thousands of them at craft shows. This one had a sweet little dress and bonnet too. I made her from a velour towel of all things!! I took her dress and bonnet off, removed her button eyes and gave her stitched eyes so she would be safe for Clara to play with. What's so neat, since the bunny is basically a towel, it can be thrown in the washer and dryer!

We took the bunny with us to give to Clara and now she's in for a lifetime of love ~





Look at how big miss priss is getting!!!!



And see that tongue sticking out? She's trying to get used to her first little tooth that began poking through the gum yesterday!!!



I'm so in love with this time of year....
the weather has been crisp and cool here ~

Wishing you a great Tuesday my dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

26 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

What a cute bunny for such a precious girl.
Hugs....Tracy :)

Barb said...

Dawn,
That is such a sweet post.

From the Velveteen Rabbit excerpt, to your wonderful bunny,
and then cute pics of Clara.

thanks for sharing your world with us.

blessings
barbara jean

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
Have to call you that, when reading your blog today, because the rabbit story is sooo lovely sweet, and so are your handmade rabbit too, I`m sure Clare will love her/him ? forever.
She surely are getting a big girl ,now standing, and more and more lovable, (if that is possible ?)
Have a wonderfull tuesday dear friend, it certainly is beautifull here today.
Love and hugs to you Dawn
Dorthe

Sandy D. said...

Dawn, what a pretty little girl and what a big smile. Growing up fast, it is incredible. She looks like such a happy baby. The idea of making a stuffed animal out of a towel is great. Easy to wash and dry, plus you can use softener and dry it in the dryer. Sometimes when my daughter's stuffed animals were soiled they didn't do too well even with surface washing. Have a great day!

Lori said...

what a DOLL BABY!!! oh, she just gets cuter and cuter Dawn!!! i LOVE the velveteen rabbit!!! i read that to my boys all the time when they were young...they got to know the point in the story where my eyes would tear up and i would start to cry...happened every time...that story just does something to me...

Theresa said...

Sweet bunny and sweet of you to pass it on. Great big hug for that cute baby girl. She is just precious! Have a blessed day!

Kathy said...

Hi Dawn!... Baby girl Clara is growing soooo fast! Hope your dinner was wonderful together and I'm sure Clara will love on that sweet bunny for a liftime!...enjoy the crisp fall days ...we're possibly looking at snow next weekend!...Jingle bells...jingle bells, jing...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

marie said...

Clara is such a little cutie ~ those eyes are beautiful! Such a lucky girl to have a wonderful, snuggly bunny of her very own. I love that it was made from a towel.
Sounds like you've been creative forever!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She's so cute! Good idea to take the buttons of the bunny. Got my package yesterday, Dawn! The soaps and notebook are just lovely.

Donna said...

What a cutie pie! And bunnies are still the rage at my household, LOL.

Sandi said...

OH Dawn...Clara is a little doll baby!! Isn't it fun to watch her grow and change? Love that bunny too. So cute and I know Clara will love it!
Blessings~

Deb said...

What an adorable post! Clara is so sweet & that bunny ~ adorable! I love the Velveteen Rabbit story and that excerpt especially.

vikki said...

HI SWEETIE~WHAT A DARLING POST & ADORABLE EQUALLY DARLING CLARA! YOUR BUNNIE IS SOO CUTE, REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WELL! IT IS PROBABLY TIME FOR THEM TO MAKE A COME BACK AGIN! A SWEET BUNNIE TO MATCH A SWEET BUNNIE, SHE EVEN HAS ONE ON HER CUTE T-SHIRT. HAVE A GREAT ONE. LOVE YOUR POSTS! THANK*U FOR ALWAYS BEING SO DELIGHTFUL. LOVEYA WITH MANY HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥

chicroses said...

Clara is sooo darling. I remember when Hattie Jane was 6 mon. They grow so fast. Hattie is now 17 months and singing Rockaby baby. Well she doesnt say rockaby. But she is in tune and babbab comes out.You have to listen real close. The rabbit is darling...She will love it. Sally

June said...

Clara is such a love. Aren't g-children the icing on the cake? I used to hear people say that when my children were young and didn't know how I could love anything more than my own little babies, but I know now. What a gift.
That little bunny will be loved to pieces.
Hugs,
June

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Dawn,

Oh my how big baby Clara is getting. She is a doll! How sweet is that bunny that you made. It will make a beautiful heirloom treasure for her to love for many yrs. It great that it is made from a towel also, So easy to wash, and be all fluffy again. Love the bunny pictures. I am so in love with bunnies. We had 3 real ones, and they have since died. :( thanks for sharing your sweet bunny story.

Debbie

Charlene said...

Thanks for the images from the Velveteen Rabbit. It does take a long time to become real! Love the bunny you stitched for Clara & you are right... years of love there for her. Her hair is so much lighter now. She is really growing so fast!

Magic Moonlight said...

I enjoy so much the Pictures of Baby Clara... She is So Cute!!! Thanks,Blanca.

josette said...

hi Dawn - Once again I have loved stopping by. Your posts are always so sweet.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a cute and cuddly bunny for a super cute and cuddly baby! She looks so happy! And...wash and dry toys are just the best. Love your blog ~ Angela

Apron of the Month Club said...

God has truly blessed your family with a Christmas angel this year. Enjoy the gift.

Yoli :)

The Jeweled Postcard said...

She is just a little doll baby! Oh, and enjoy her while she is because oh my, they grow up sooo fast. My 2 little boys are 4 and 6 and I can't hardly believe it. I start telling them very young that grammie doesn't want them to get big. The 6 yr. old just recently told me over the phone (from GA)when I asked him about it he said "but I can't help it grammie"! I just melted :)

And I do know you are having lot's of fun with her♥ That little bunny is adorable too!

candice

Shopgirl said...

Clara so beautiful. I love seeing her little feet on the floor. I love the Velveteen Rabbit, it is so much apart of childhood.
Thank You for your comment on my little story.
Smiling with tears because you enjoyed and would read more. You are a Peach, Hugs, Mary

Sharon said...

A precious post Dawn!!!! Love seeing Clara grow. Ah the Velveteen Rabbit, one of my favorites. Sharon

Jann said...

Loved your post, Dawn! The bunny is precious, and I'm sure Clara will love it always. The Velveteen Rabbit has always been one of my very favorite stories. Clara is a DOLL--and growing so fast!!!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a cute bunny! Clara will love it! I, too, enjoy the crisp air in fall very much. It's so much nicer than the summer heat. Hugs, Julia :-)

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