|Fleece Bunny Wreath in 2011 - Etsy Listing #89020911|
It's been some time since I undertook such a multiple task - the 6 Christmas Bears were simple in comparison, because they were so much larger and thus less exercise for the arthritic fingers. I'd forgotten just how much bending is required to put eyes in (two per bunny), sew ears on (two per bunny), embroider their facial features - a doddle! and finished off with stuffing bobtails on all 15 (definitely fiddly!) and adding them in the appropriate spot. Instead of completing them within three or four sessions, it took me about 9 days to do them, and by the time the last one was finished, I'd resorted to referring to them as "those pesky little critters"! I've yet to resupply the Fleece versions: that can wait a bit: I'm all bunnied out! Although, obviously, if someone wants one and I don't have that colour in stock, naturally a speedy response will occur!!!
Here is a photograph of the renewed White Plush Baby Bunnies as they were listed on Thursday.
|Etsy Listing #70181260|
Anyway, I digress: once the new Bunnies were ready for introduction to the public, I spent Thursday listing (as well as renewing) them on Etsy, having retaken all their photographs. This time, instead of just snapping and using the graphics programme built in on my computer, I actually set up my mini Photographic Studio, complete with tripod, and using natural daylight, had another go. The White Bunnies were done first, and here are two of them in close-up;
Next come the Black Bunnies - this time, most of the replacement bunnies have Orange ribbons - they'd make great Halloween decorations would they not?
|Etsy Listing #55187979|
Here are group photos of the Light Brown Bunnies - they are shown with or without ribbons, and where they are decorated, there is a choice of brown checked ribbons or primrose yellow ones. They make a nice contrast to their plush coats, methinks. Not sure why, but I don't actually have new photos of a couple of them in close-up to include here. So sorry about that!
|Etsy Listing # 73079287|
|Etsy Listing #73147998|
Believe it or not, these all are made from exactly the same pattern: the difference in size and rotundity is down to the variation in fabrics and the fact that some expand more than others when the polyester fibre is applied!
And to finish off on a positive note: one Brown/White, one Black/White and one Dark Grey/White Bunny will be wending their way to Okeechobee, Florida, USA tomorrow morning - hopefully in time to reach their Forever Friends and Homes in time for Easter! Three weeks is surely time enough for them to negotiate the international postal routes? Let's keep our fingers crossed anyway.
Good night - and God Bless! Isobel