Monday, 7 May 2012

Jack Rabbit

 This is little jack rabbit, a new bunny for our collection, this time with a slight vintage feel......i had already made him but not finished his outfit when we discovered the toys in granny's attic last week......and i found this very sweet old fourth birthday card with a similar bunny illustration on it.........
                                     ........happy little jack, with lots of new old toys to play with..............
 ...........and  what a happy jack rabbit with new old blocks to play with underneath the union jack bunting........the beautiful vintage style blocks are of course from the delightful chipper nelly here.......
 .............i made the little blue jacket from felt and then added applique patches made with rubber stamps on scraps of fabric with bondaweb ironed on the back.....i ironed them on to the felt and added a few little stitches too..........
 ............the buttons are vintage linen ones from a card found in granny's attic......the little suitcase and london bus belonged to mr p, and so did the lovely little cart below..........it can be wound up at the back to play a tune....it seems very old but no one knows where it came from...........
 ........i am already fond of jack, he seems a cheery kind of a rabbit and i think he will enjoy this summer's special celebrations over here in old blighty :-)
 ......many months ago i was commissioned to design this jubilee sampler by world of cross stitching magazine ...at the time it seemed such a long way off, but it's out now in the shops :-)....you can find more crafty cross stitch here..............
..............some cakes i made this week, i love the little flags and the cupcake cases are (pretend) printed pound notes...they come in blue or red......i have to admit i am loving all the red white and blue and i'm also mixing it in a little with some other colours for new makes......
........thank you for all your comments and emails on my last post, it was so lovely to be able to share the vintage things i found with other bloggers and hear about their own experiences and thank you too for the kind words about my sweet mother in law.......
.......wishing you a wonderful crafty week, hope the sun shines and the birds sing and all is happy where you are....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

60 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh Wow! He is gorgeous! He is so sweet in his blue jacket and red spotted trousers, he is ready for the Jubilee!
Julie xxxxxx
PS Am I the only one who thinks the Jubilee has been forgotten because of the Olympics......?

my4lilgirls said...

He is gorgeous, love his outfit, so British & handsome, perfect :)
The crossstitch is so lovely, must see if that mag is available here.
Sounds like you are all so excited about the queen's jubilee, I think its so nice!!
Lol Karen x

Faye said...

jack is amazing, his outfit is perfect, he looks so at home with all the toys

Jane said...

That post has certainly cheered up a very dreary bank holiday Monday Helen, thank you! Dear Little Jack, he's a real sweetie and how lovely you added buttons from the attic. I love all your vintage props...everything is gorgeous.Well done with the sampler that will be one for the cross stitchers' to treasure ;0)
Take care,
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous post Helen. :)
I am in love with Jack, he's a handsome chap and I love how you've used the old buttons and taken your inspiration from your 'finds'!
Beautiful Jubilee sampler too!
I have my Union Jack cupcake cases at the ready for the Jubilee. :)
Have a lovely week,
Vivienne x

Maddalena said...

Davvero deliziosi!
Maddalena

Cindy said...

Love your new little bunny! His jacket is so cute.
We are having a dreary and rainy Monday here. But we needed the rain for the garden, so I can't complain. I just did a lot of planting so I don't have to lug the hose around. Yeah!

Sentimentally Me said...

Oh my he's adorable * His EARS are my favorite part :) xo

janecarter said...

Absolutely huggable and adorable!! Love him to bits!! Are there any plans to produce a pattern or is he available for re-homing?? (purchase)
Jane xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Little Jack is very cute and looks great surrounded by all those lovely old toys. I just saw your previous post of the attic clear out. Wow! Those metals toys and tops are so sweet. Everything made these days is synthetic or plastic. Looks like you found lots of wonderful treasures stored away in your MILs house. Wishing you a great week. Tammy

A tale from toadstool house said...

Love Jack Rabbit,You are very clever.Such a feast for the eyes,love the vintage card and toy,the cup cakes look yummy.I'm enjoying seeing all the red,white and blue around in the shops,wish it could stay this way!
Happy week ahead,lovely,xoxoxo

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Jack is just gorgeous decked out in in his red and blue. He looks perfect tucked in amongst those vintage toys. Such pretty inspiration as always. Patty

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Jack is just gorgeous decked out in in his red and blue. He looks perfect tucked in amongst those vintage toys. Such pretty inspiration as always. Patty

My Life In Stitches said...

I have not been visiting your blog for long Helen, I just wanted to say I am enjoying reading your posts very much. I love Jack Rabbit.
Julie.C

vintage grey said...

Oh, he is so sweet!! I love his cute face, and his blue jacket and pants!! Adorable!! Happy Monday!! xo Heather

Fleur Cotton said...

What a beautiful sampler Helen, you are very skilled.

Hope you are enjoying your bank holiday.

Fleur xx
ps.I have a giveaway at the moment you may be interested in. xx

Little Nell said...

The picture of Jack with all the vintage toys would make a lovely card itself!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

So adorable in his little blue jacket! Scrummy cakes too loving the flags!
Victoria xx

sew said...

I just LOVE Rabbit Jack and his little outfit - to say nothing of his toys!
He makes me want to rush off and make another bunny right away!
This lovely post is the complete antidote to a wet & gloomy Bank Holiday.

Anonymous said...

I think next you need to make a "Union Jack" Rabbit with the 'flag' pockets or something? Helen

mags said...

Like your other readers I love Jack and his gorgeous jacket. What a lovely way to remember your gran!

Ali said...

Gorgeous xxx

Paula said...

A real cute little rabbit.

Rabbits are ever popular in our house be they the toy, ornament or real variety all get loved and treasured!Love his little jacket so cute!


P x

Jooles said...

what a handsome rabbit little Jack is...he is looking very dapper, i love his jacket.
Your jubilee sampler is stunning
have a wonderful week
love jooles x

Людмила said...

Очень красивый веселый заяц!

claire said...

Jack is adorable - how do you make his blushing cheeks? Your mother in law would be delighted to see how much you value the toys - all the pictures of her vintage and your new, look lovely.

Lynne said...

Jack is a handsome fellow is his little blue coat. I LOVE his red gingham ears! Your sampler is really pretty, it reminds me of how much I used to enjoy cross stitching. Maybe I should pick it up again. Love all the blue and red here!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

He's adorable. Everything here is adorable. I'm loving all the red, white and blue too :D

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen, Your posts are always so delightful, colorful, happy and cheerful, and your photos are gorgeous! Little Jack Rabbit is a very handsome fellow! His lovely blue jacket reminds me of Peter Rabbit. His smile is so sweet! Oh, the vintage birthday card is adorable! The card and fabulous old toys go perfectly with Jack! The blocks are so pretty and I love the Union Jack bunting too. How clever to use rubber stamps for his patches. What treasures you have found in granny's attic! The Diamond Jubilee cross-stitch you designed is gorgeous and the cakes looks so beautiful and yummy! I hope you have a wonderful crafty week too, with the birds singing and the sun shining and happy days! Much love, Paula xo

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen, Hi hope you are well. I love Jack and his adorable outfit. Love all the details and the patch, buttons, and stitching. I want one!!! I will have to make one someday! I think all your details in the clothing really make the bunnies come to life, which you do such a wonderful job with each one!! Hope you have a spring like week!!!
xoRobin❤

Lauren said...

I love your blog so much! It is always so bright and happy! Thank you. Your new bunny is quite handsome!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen!...Jack is fabulous...I love the mix of red gingham and spots along with such a pretty shade of blue...he looks very much at home sitting amongst all your vintage goodness and Fee's lovely blocks...
Your jubilee sampler looks beautiful and such happy cupcakes too!
Hope you have a lovely week,
Susan x

Diane said...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you find the wonderful rubber stamp?

Crafted by Carly said...

I love little Jack Rabbit! He's so cute - and such a smart fellow in his handsome blue jacket! He looks so happy in amongst all your wonderful attic finds, too! :-)
Carly
x

koralee said...

Your little Jack Rabbit is so adorable!!!Oh and those cakes ...I am wishing I had one right now ...love the little liners. No parcel yet? My goodness...I just can't believe how long it is taking...I am so sorry. xoxoxo

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen.. Jack is aDORable! I would love to have some rabbits like yours. I am working on Teddy Bear #4 for my grandkids, I have 2 more to go, then I'm going to make one for myself! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mia said...

Jack is one handsome little bunny, Helen, and his accessories are adorable! That little blue jacket is simply wonderful!

Have a wonderful and crafty week, happy May!

Yours,
Mia

francis said...

I do love to visit your blog
Always cheers my day
Thank you for coming to visit me and
leaving me such a kind comment.
I LOVE when bloggerfriends take time to leave a comment .
Have a happy week !

gillyflower said...

Jack Rabbit is sweet! Its lovely to think there were other beloved rabbits many decades ago too, as evidenced by the vintage brithday card!
Love the Jubilee sampler, so pretty!
Gorgoeus Jubilee cup cakes too!
On a Jubilee theme Helen, I am having a Jubilee Giveaway on my blog, please pop over and enter if you would like to!
Gill xx

Natalia Glazacheva said...

What a cute boy your Jack, Helen! Your cakes look delicious(briliant idea with the flag) and the jubilee sampler is gorgeous :o)
Have a very nice week
love
Natasha

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, oh I just love Jack rabbit and his adorable outfit, you are clever! I love the union flag buns as well.

I was catching up on the posts I have missed too. Your finished quilt is wonderful, I love the red stitching. You have a job on your hands sorting out your mum-in-law's things, but how lovely to find all those lovely old toys, and pretty bits and bobs, and how lovely for you to have keepsakes and mementos, to remind you of your dear mum-in-law.

I shall look forward to your next post with anticipation, much love Linda x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I thought I'd already commented!
LOVE Jack Rabbit...and liking how Granny's attic has inspired your work.
I've been inspired by my own wardrobe (see current post!)
Nearly the weekend
fee x
(liking being called delightful!!!)

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Helen

Oh I am in love with Jack Rabbit so handsome!

Love the way you have iced those yummy buns.

Best wishes

Denise

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

YOu have such a wonderful design sense. Those cupcakes! The darling sweet rabbit, your amazing stitchery.
xx
julie

Jenny said...

Such a gorgeous post, I love Jack Rabbit, he has such a character! His outfit is adorable, and all the vintage toys and props you've used are lovely. So nice that you are putting them to good use and getting so much from them after all this time. Those Union Jack cakes are fab too! I was in Bath yesterday and there were some gorgeous Royal Jubilee cake toppers, I resisted but only just! Your sampler design also looks wonderful, I don't know how you fit so much into your days/weeks! Have a great weekend xxx

AshTreeCottage said...

He is adorable and I love that sweet little blue jacket!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

You are so talented. Making a Jubilee sampler, the sweetest looking bunny and delicious looking cupcakes too.

I still don't understand how you all do it :-)!

I will be visiting England next week and will see if I can find those little flags you put on the cupcakes. They look really nice.

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

magic said...

hello, im a new follower and i love jack the rabbit, he is very cute x

Marie said...

I do love Jack the rabbit. il est tellement mignon!
Marie

Teje said...

Hi Jack, nice to meet you! You look very hansome and cute and I love your blue jacket! You have a wonderful place to sit with those adorable toys! x Teje

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, Jack is SO sweet! I love that you pay such attention to details on everything you do. I also love that jubilee cross stitch sampler. I'll jave to see if I can get it. English cupcakes are so pretty. Where you get those little things you all seem to put on top of them. In your case, the flag. But I've seen hearts and flowers and stars. They're so cute and I've never seen anything like that in the states. We only have sprinkles. I'm going to have to find out how i can get some or make some as I think they are just dandy! And your cases too are pretty. I did mange to find some colored one the other day and some pretty polka dot ones so we're coming along over here! LOL! Everytime I see something I love or admire it's from the Isles...I think I'm seeing a pattern here! LOL! I have to go visit your links now and see if I can get that Jubilee Sampler book.

Gem said...

He is so adorable x x x x

delia hornbook said...

Oh Wow he is gorgeous ;-)) dee x

Chenille Cottage said...

Just look at those darling red checked rabbit ears! Red, white and blue is my all time favorite color combination!
You have created such a happy post, my friend!
Blessings from across the pond!
Carolynn

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh dear I had better not show this to the girls as they will be wanting more outfits for the bunnies :-)

Mary Poppins said...

I am just drooling here at your delighful photographs Helen, always so sunny, cheery and make me smile :) Shall look out for the magazine! Happy crafting! x

rossella country said...

simpatico il coniglietto!
bravissima
rossella

Christine Nees said...

He is so adorable...I love him!!! Those checked ears really speak to me, what a cute rabbit!!! I would want to take him everywhere with me...so, so cheerful!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

All Hand-Made Crafts said...

Wow Jack is a great bunny. Fell in love with his outfit. You have great eye for detail. Great work

angelasweby said...

Helen, I absolutely adore Jack rabbit. He has such a smiling welcoming face and his clothes are perfect. He looks very much at home amongst the vintage toys. The tin clicky clacky music box brings back so many memories and the cards do too. The little cart is so pretty. There is something very comforting about seeing old vintage toys. They tap into dim distant rosy tinted memories :-)

I love the little crown stamp appliques. Can I please ask you where the crown stamp is from? I have tried searching for it but have had no luck. I would really appreciate it.
Warm wishes Angela
john.sweby@btinternet.com