I’ve only just been allowed to share this because it was a surprise gift for Sian, a colleague of mine, and was ordered by her Mum. Without further ado, I am proud to introduce you all to my latest heirloom bunny, Ruby!

A much loved pattern by Dawn Toussaint

This is the third time I’ve crocheted this particular pattern, and it always remains a firm favourite! I adore Dawn’s patterns, and this one (which she refers to as “Laurel”) is always a winner.

I received a message on Facebook a few months ago, from my colleague’s Mum, asking if I could crochet a pink bunny for her daughter’s new baby, Leila. Of course, I was more than happy to and set to work as soon as I could!

Standing all by herself!

I managed to make her using yarn that I already had in my stash – cream for the body, little lilac shoes and pink eyes. Her little dress is also hand made, using a fat quarter of cotton fabric that I bought from eBay, and embellished with a bow and button for detail.

A lovely pink button, purchased from The Half Moon Bead Shop

I love making these rabbits because they’re so easy to customise. Like I said before, Ruby is my third, and each one has it’s own personality and style.

Relaxing with the Narwhal I made for Dave, just before I posted her

I’m really pleased with the outcome, and I’ve received a lovely picture of Ruby with her new Mummy, along with a lovely message from both my colleague and her Mother as well. This is what it’s all about for me – making people happy!

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