Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Sunday 1 April 2018

Big Easter Bunny

Happy Easter Sunday and, especially for Mrs Beez, 'a pinch and a punch for the first of the month'.

Today I should like to share my cuddly big bunny with you.  He may look a little familiar to you, that is because I included a couple of photo of this bunny in my post entitled 'Mendel's Bunnies', where I tried to show you the different sizes I could get from knitting one of Julie Williams 'Little Cotton Rabbits' patterns in different thicknesses of yarn  but I saved blogging about him for today - it seemed appropriate being Easter and all that.

This adorable little boy is made in Chunky Knit.  The patches on his head are all part of the pattern and I love knitting the nose instead of stitching it on afterwards - I am not very good at stitched noses.

His eyes are made with French Knots and the mouth is stitched on at the same time as you make the eyes.

From the tips of his ears to the ends of his toes he measures approximately 20 inches (that is roughly 50 cm.)  

Here is the naked shot, I know how much you enjoy the 'Full Monty' view.  He is very photogenic and I think he knows it all too well!  Te he.

Oh, not forgetting the back view and his fabulous fluffy tail.

I just adore how his tail pops through his trousers (I suppose it would be very uncomfortable to have a great big powder puff in your underpants).

Because this bunny is so much larger than the normal Little Cotton Rabbit, the clothes designed for those rabbits would not fit him.  Instead I made him a set of clothes using a Mary Jane's Tearoom pattern.

The picot edged dungarees are made of 4 ply cotton, it has very small car shaped wooden buttons.

I added a decorative stripe to the fawn coloured jumper.  It is fastened with small buttons on the back shoulder seam.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter Holiday.