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Monday, 20 August 2018

Busy Bunnies

We celebrated our wedding anniversary this week. We don't really do anything special, I like to think all our days together are special, but this year it fell on a Thursday, which is a Zackary day.



I thought Zack would enjoy helping me do some tidying up. We went into the kitchen where I used my long handled dustpan and brush and I gave Zack the small one. I swept up and Zack marched up and down the kitchen loving his new responsibility.



After all the sweeping, Zack used Andy's new bucket to put all his toys in and out of. It really shows how there's no need to buy children all these fancy toys when he was in his element with a brush and a bucket?

I've been doing a spot of sewing over the weekend. I bought myself some lovely grey felt especially to use with this


Isn't she a cute little bunny. All the pattern pieces were full size (I really don't like it when things need enlarging or changing) so I just used some tracing paper to copy them and cut the pieces out of the felt with pretty fabric for the inner ears and soles of her feet.



I really enjoyed just sitting and stitching, all the seams are oversewn so they're visible, but I found it quite therapeutic.






 I think she's turned out really well. She has buttons for eyes and buttons at the tops of her arms so they can move up and down as she gets dressed and undressed. I thought she looked quite cute as she is so didn't sew a nose on her as I didn't want to spoil her.

The next step is to make some clothes for the little bunny and there's even a pattern to make a little armchair for her, but we'll have to see. The clothes need machine stitching, so they may take me a while.







Take care
xxx









39 comments:

  1. A belated Happy Anniversary Cheryl!
    Luna looks gorgeous. I hope you manage to make her some clothes soon, the weather is turning cooler after all. X

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    1. Thank you, yes I’d better get her togged out before the season turns x

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  2. What cuties, both Zack and the bunny. I always found that my kids loved playing with the boxes rather than the toys when they were really little. I love the pattern detail on the bunny's ears and feet. Happy anniversary, I hope you both had a lovely day.

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    1. Zack is at his happiest just emptying then refilling his nappy bag, he just likes to copy everyone, little cutie pie that he is x

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  3. Luna and Zachary are BOTH adorable. I love the fabric you chose for Luna's ears and feet.

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  4. She's a lovely bunny (I also saw her on your instagram). You're right about there being no need for fancy toys for toddlers. My 2 granddaughters are happy with all sorts!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, Zack will even amuse himself with an empty water bottle, he likes the noises it makes x

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  5. I love Luna Lapin; she's adorable and what fun making her a wardrobe! You are so talented. I have taken sewing classes but I don't have the knack it seems. ( or should that be 'seams'?)

    Belated Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Thank you. I’m looking forward to making Luna’s clothes, ur also a little nervous as I’m quite a novice seamstress x

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  6. The Bunny is lovely. Happy Anniversary.

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  7. I really love the bunny, can't wait to see the clothes.
    Briony
    x

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

    It's not necessary to go out and do some thing special. :-)

    And of course, your time with Zack is always special.

    Oh yes! Give them a "job" to do!!! Oh yes! They love it.

    And it also teaches a good lesson, early on. If this continues (at home too), they will simply 'know' that everyone pitches in, on household chores. No big deal. It will always have been so. At each age, to the extent of their abilities.

    Adorable "Luna"!!! But with her long ears, I'd call her a hare, instead of a bunny. I love hares!!!!

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    1. Thank you, we are so lucky that we are able to spend so much time together. Yes, it’s never too early to start helping out x

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  9. Your Zack is the sweetest little boy....oh that glorious hair! Your little bunny is lovely. I look forward to seeing the pretty clothes you dress her in. Happy Anniversary to you!

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    1. I am so in love with his hair, it’s such a deep, rich colour and now it’s really starting to get curly x

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  10. Happy Anniversary! That's so true about children. My little brothers loved playing with keys and pots and pans. Children know how to delight and amuse themselves.

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    1. Thank you. They do don’t they, I think too many toys can be overwhelming for them x

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  11. Happy Anniversay Cheryl! Little Zachary is growing up SO fast! I agree that children are more than happy playing with whats on hand ...no fancy new toys at my house either. Your bunny is just gorgeous & I look forward to seeing her decked out in her clothes XX

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    1. Thank you, I enjoyed making her, it’s given me itchy fingers to make something else x

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  12. Happy Anniversary! That bunny is so super cute xxx

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both. I can see that like us having the joy of looking after your grandson is a special day anyway! We have two gorgeous boys that we spend lots of time with but they are growing fast so enjoy every minute. Your bunny looks cute as is whether you get those clothes made or not. X

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  14. She is super cute.Zachary is growing up fast, I have Will on a Monday so yesterday he helped me in the garden, he picked up leaves from the lawn into a box and then put them in the bag at the bottom of the garden, they learn very quickly. As always when we finished the garden, we picked ripe berries to enjoy.

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  15. What a beautiful make. Belated wishes for your anniversary.

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  16. Dear Cheryl
    Congratulations on your anniversary. Excellent idea to get Zack started on home maintenance! Luna is very sweet and I am sure she will love her clothes, no matter how long they take you to make!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  17. Happy anniversary!
    Oh my goodness that rabbit is so cute! I've seen something similar on Sew and So website and wondered how fiddly they would be to sew up?
    When I used to look after Oliver he loved to help me clean, it took me twice as long but it kept him occupied, shopping was his favourite, he loved to go round the supermarket picking the things off the list, they are learning at the same time too :-)

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  18. Happy Anniversary.
    Glad you enjoyed your day with your little helper. xx

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  19. Hi Cheryl! Oh, she's gorgeous! Well done! Happy belated anniversary!

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  20. Happy Anniversary!!

    And he is SO cute!!!

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  21. I want a Luna! She's so cute. She'd fit right in with some of my 200 mice (not real) and the few bunnies I have.

    You've done a great job with her.

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  22. Happy Anniversary .. what a sweetheart you have as a helper.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  23. Happy Anniversary though a bit late. You made such a cute bunny.
    Kids have the best time with boxes too. : )

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  24. Happy Anniversary Wishes to you …

    Lovely to see Zachary helping, and I think Luna looks very good indeed.

    All the best Jan

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  25. Belated anniversary wishes to you both, we don't do anything special either, we do lots of special things together all the time.
    Luna is adorable, I really like her.
    Zachary is a very helpful little chap.

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  26. Happy Anniversary Wishes! Your Zachary is a sweetheart and a helpful one at that. Funny how most young children like tidying and cleaning and then go on to become the most awful slobs :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. Happy belated anniversary wishes to you both.
    It's so funny the things children find to happily play with.
    Your bunny and the new clothes are just lovely, I bet you are really pleased with the way they have turned out.
    Lisa x

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