Thursday, April 1, 2010

MEANT TO BE!

I've collected children's books for many years. I am a huge fan of illustration, and one of my favourite illustrators is Beatrix Potter.  Her rabbits and other animals seem to have a life of their own.

I recently acquired a beautiful German paper mache egg, with a picture of  Mrs. Rabbit and the the Flopsy bunnies and I knew it was meant to have a bunny to go inside.  It was a long process, as I have been dealing with tendonitis in my elbow, which limits my sewing, but I was finally able to finish her today.  I'm so thrilled with the outcome - she turned out just perfectly.  Flopsy is 5 inches tall and made from German Shulte mohair, which has been meticulously hand painted with dozens of layers of fabric paints, to bring her to life.  She has starburst eyes, excelsior and steel shot stuffing and is fully disc jointed, with nylon whiskers.

She will eventually go up for sale, but for right now, I just want to look at her for a few days.  I hope you enjoy her and wishing everyone a joyous Easter weekend, with family and friends.


17 comments:

Heather said...

OMG she is amazing... I thought she was a Steiff :o

Amanda said...

I love these little bunnies, another wonderful design. Hoppy Easter!

Brenda said...

Thanks Heather, you've made my day! I love Steiff, especially the vintage pieces - just can't afford them, so I make my own :o)

hugs

Brenda

Brenda said...

Thanks you so much, Amanda - hope you have a lovely Easter weekend with your family!

hugs,

Brenda

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Oh, Brenda! She's absolutely PERFECT!

Brenda said...

Aw, thank you Cheryl!!!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

What a gorgeous bunny! Very Steiff like :)

Happy Easter!

Karen

Brenda said...

Thank you for that sweet comment, Karen! :o) Hope you are having a lovely weekend - it's just gorgeous here. Happy Easter to all of you.

Brenda

Lynn said...

Beautiful work Brenda. I think I would have a hard time selling this one.

Lynn

Brenda said...

Thanks, Lynn! Funny thing is it's sold now - pretty well sold itself :o)

hugs,

Brenda

Nancy said...

Hi Brenda...
Oh,your bunny is just gorgeous! You do such a wonderful job with them...wonderful detail and finishing.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Nancy - I appreciate it! Yes, we did have a lovely Easter weekend - hope yours was nice, too!

hugs,

Brenda

Trish said...

Oh, my how wonderful! I just sent a FB friend request. Looking forward to seeing your creations! Trish

Brenda said...

Hi Trish,
Thanks so much for the post and lovely comment. Hope to see you on Facebook.

Brenda

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Your bunny is just fantastic, Brenda!!!

Brenda said...

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for taking the time to comment and I really appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend.

Brenda

Anonymous said...

The talent that is shown, is truely remarcable. I addmit i was a fool to critisize, but understand the true beauty of a hand crafted peice of art. well done brenda... i bow my hate to you and your fellow friends. :)
well done