"Generally by the time you are Real most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby." - Margery Williams, Velveteen Rabbit.
I've been wanting to make a baby quilt to go into the future generations hope chest with the book Velveteen Rabbit which is one of my favorites.
I'm not very good at making up patterns so I hinted to Sally (The Objects of Design) that I would like to know how to make an upright bunny and she graciously made a tutorial.
And so...I've made 5 Rabbits on their way to getting Real. I didn't see the problem with the top right one until I took the photo. I guess he came down with a bout of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and his eye is about ready to drop out. He must be on his way to Real. Do I fix it? Or leave it?
One of the rabbits in the quilt will actually be made of this velveteen. This is an old velveteen skirt of mine I made way back when I made all of my clothes. It's one of those things I've saved because the fabric was expensive and I was poor back then but splurged on the fabric with some birthday money. It hasn't fit for quite some time (because I'm loose in the joints and very shabby) but I've saved it for a Velveteen Rabbit. The colors of the other rabbits in the quilt are inspired by the colors in this skirt. I'm going to cut it up for one Velveteen Rabbit for the baby quilt and with the rest I think I will make a little stuffed rabbit.