The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my most favorite books...ever. As a kid I would read it over and over, wishing I had a velvet rabbit to come real for me...
...I have made many bunnies throughout the years, all very cute, but I never found the perfect velveteen rabbit...
...then this amazing book came out. And it had a pattern that looked exactly like the one from my childhood version of the book.
So I knew that I had to make one for my nephew Henry for Easter. I have made many special things for his older brother Van, but this bunny needed to be just for Henry.
I found this amazing german velvet at the fabric shop and I've been saving it for special projects only. Soft and fluffy white minky for the belly.
Look at that face!
I had a hard time letting him go...
Look at that little tail! Awwww.
I went to buy the book to send with the bunny, and it had different illustrations!
So I searched for the one that I remember so well...and I just didn't have time to find a copy in decent shape for a non ridiculous price in time for Easter. I'll keep lookin...but in the meantime, I hope it becomes Henry's favorite too!
And maybe someday I'll read it to him- I'll just have to prepare myself first because as an adult I bawl when I read it. And bawling while reading cute stories to kids kinda freaks them out.