I started blogging six years ago sometime in April. That seems like a substantial amount of time, particularly if I measure it in how much my daughter has grown. There have been very prolific blog times and there have been blog droughts. I like to notice these cycles here and on other blogs, because we can’t all be that excited all the time. Or sometimes we are that excited, but we’re also having children, relocating, starting a new job, splitting up, gettting hitched, etc., and we just can’t blog the crafty end.
This little bunny went to Kristin of Kleas, someone whose work I have admired for, oh about six years. Her felt flower pincushions were one of the first things I fell hard for when I started spending Saturday mornings on the blogs. Most recently, I’ve been loving Kristin’s flickr inspiration mosaics, like this one. I don’t know where she finds the stuff. Her flickr search abilities and collecting sensibilities make a very beautiful thing. They helped pull me out of a little slump, and so while I was in a doing mode, I finished up the rabbit.
The bunny is the same pattern as this one, and from a Japanese craft book I bought in San Francisco, but which purl soho now sells. I did the base differently and put a jar lid in there for stability. I like that trick. Also, this bunny has a real angora tail from my real angora rabbit—Bunsen’s first contribution to craft.