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.