What started off as just wanting to make myself a rabbit turned into making six?
I thought after making the female dressed one it would be nice to have a male dressed one to go with her, I had to buy the felt for the rabbits but wanted to use my scraps up to dress them and found my dad’s pyjamas and so made the males ears and feet with those then started to think, as a memory theme to make my three daughters a pair each and as I was making them names started to pop into my head.
For Cara my eldest girl her pair are called George & Do a very dear couple who after her father was killed in 1983, in his memory ran fishing tournaments for some years of which the story was published in River Voices last year after she had sent in an old poster from one of the matches when they were looking for stories.
For my middle girl Shona her pair are called Bruce & Vera,Shona is not a carer but loves to help the elderly and started a little business last year hence she looks after Bruce who is a very dear gentleman and his wife sadly is in a home with dementia and helps him with appointments housework and shopping and they have become great friends, he relies on her and he makes her laugh with his ways.
For Melanie my youngest from my second marriage her pair are called Frank and Olive after her dad’s parents so that hopefully they will be remembered as we never knew them Frank was taken a prisoner of war in Arnham but both died young to cancer so I hope her children will ask who they were just by asking why her rabbits have those names.
I had so much pleasure making them and every stitch is hand sewn.