Monday, 8 December 2014

Sleigh Ride Rabbits

 One of the projects on my sewing table over the past couple of months was a pair of bunnies made from cotton fabric, and with striped ears reminding me of candy canes......they were meant for part of my christmas decorating this year and i made them slowly around other projects like book and magazine commissions (the bunny pattern can be found in my book pretty patchwork gifts here).......i crocheted them little jumpers and knitted them stripy scarves at night while watching movies.............
 ..............one day at the garden centre, buying bulb fibre to plant my spring bulbs, i spied this little sleigh and imagined it filled with tiny hand sewn rabbits...........and then i just had to buy it :)......
 ...............here is berry the first christmas bunny to be finished...............
                                                ..............closely followed by holly..............
 ..................when they fitted so nicely into the sleigh i thought of the famous song.....the verse below seemed especially appropriate for the two little rabbits......
 ............'our cheeks are nice and rosy,
and comfy cozy are we
we're snuggled up together like two
birds of a feather would be..............'  lyrics from the sleigh ride song..............
 ...............but there was a bit more room in the sleigh, and there was lolly rabbit sitting all by herself.....
 ............so she donned a nice red woolly scarf and jumped into  the sleigh too........just right ....
 ............beside playing with the toy rabbits (and molly the real sewing room dog) this week, i have been busy working on new designs, cutting out a new quilt and crocheting a new blanket, all of which i will show you soon......i have finished making wrist warmers (for now) and have wrapped some up as gifts........i am hoping my dearies will like these......

 ............the house is adorned with lights, decorations and the trees are up and twinkling merrily.....
 ...........the heating is cranked back up as it has turned really cold here and we sit in cosy firelight in the evenings............i will take some more photos of the decorations to share next time.......these little birdhouses are new ones, on the sitting room mantelpiece.........
 ...........we don't have any snow here so won't be going for any sleigh rides ourselves though it feels cold enough some days......maybe later in the winter we will have snowy days..........
..........thank you for your visit, dear readers, and for your sweet comments.........and thank you to everyone who follows my blog too.......wishing you happy crafty times in the countdown to christmas and keep cosy................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooxxxxxxxxx

63 comments:

Kate said...

Your bunnies are precious and that sleigh was the perfect find for them! I like your wrist warmers and know they'll be well received.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! Oh, they are Super cute! That sleigh was a perfect find for them and your Christmas decoration. Have a lovely week! x Teje

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Love your dear little bunnies all dressed for Winter fun in their cute little sleigh! What a fabulous find at the garden centre!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas... I am sure you will! :) xx

Ingrid K. said...

Dear Helen!

Love the bunnies you made, they look perfect sitting in that sleigh! :)
It's the little details with the accessories that make them extra special! Such cute outfits!!!!
Have a wonderful week!
Ingridxx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Suzy xx

kathyinozarks said...

good morning I am stopping by from Sew and Sow farm's blog to say hi love these little bunnies Kathy

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The bunnies are so cute and I love them in the sled.

Zwergenwelt said...

So so cute, really perfect for winter, I love ist, the sleigh is great!
Have a good time, cornelia

driftwood said...

oh those are adorable Helen xxx

scrappyjacky said...

The bunnies are gorgeous and look perfect in their sleigh.

Jane said...

That is the cutest sleigh ride Helen, what sweet winter rabbits they are. Keep warm it has turned so nippy! xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Helen,
Your Christmassy post is a delight. I love the bunnies having a fun sleigh ride, and all the pretty stripes. Love Pat

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well this will come as no surprise to you Helen but I really, really love your post today! :)
Oh my goodness those are the cutest little bunnies and how cosy they are in their little scarves and are beyond cute in their sleigh.
I think I would like to live in your craft room, such a pretty place to be.
V x

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

TOO Cute, sweet and Darling are your little rabbits all dressed in the sled!
I admire your handiwork.
warmly,
deb

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Gosh darn it, those bunnies are too cute from start to finish, and the sleigh is perfect for all three of them. :) Happy holidays! Tammy

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh -- those little bunnies are so cute. And all three of them in the sleigh are squeal-worthy!!!

Bee Lady said...

Those bunnies are adorable. You have just motivated me to get my studio cleaned up and get decorated and get busy crafting! I actually have been crafting but I don't have decorations out yet. LOVE THOSE BUNNIES!

Cindy Bee

sew said...

Every home should have one of these sleighs - especially mine!
I have Bunny Cuddles from your book but he hasn't got a scarf nor a woolly jumper (how remiss of me!)but he will have very soon.
Thank you for the lovely ideas.

Ingrid Orens said...

Oh Helen your three rabbits are just adorable !! How sweet, in their sleigh !! I love that they have woolly jumpers and scarfs - the whole scene is so lovely and "christmassy" !

Lorrie said...

Is there anything sweeter than your trio of sleigh-riding bunnies? I think not. Utterly charming.

...Nina Nixon... said...

Helen, they are gorgeous and I love all the little details. You can't rush such lovely things but I'm glad they've made it...just in time for Christmas.

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Helen.. oh how cute those 3 bunnies are riding through the snowy winter in the sleigh with their ears flying in the breeze! 3 is the perfect number.

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barbara said...

dear Helen
best-dressed bunnies, so sweet, love the appliqued flower on a little check dress!

love from Barbara x :)

Joanne Wilson said...

They look so adorable in the sleigh, very festive!

Jackie said...

I love your little bunnies on their sleigh ~ they are adorable in their little outfits :O)xx

Ali said...

Oh wow!! What gorgeous bunnies I live your photos and how fab is the sledge xx

Patchwork and Play said...

No worries about staying cosy as our Summer heats up! But how sweet are those bunnies? Your posts are always a delight Helen!

liniecat said...

those bunnies are so cute and the sleigh was an inspired addition!

Cream Linen said...

Simply beautiful , Helen!
Your photos travelled me to toyland. I feel like singing a Christmas carol and look for a sleigh for myself.
Thank you for the beauty you share with us.
Love,
Tina

Leanne said...

Those little bunnies are adorable.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Berry, Holly and Lolly are so lucky to get a ride on your Sleigh! I think they are so happy to be together! Love their wintery outfits and stripy ears. It's really looking so festive at your home! Keep warm dear Helen, xoRobin

20 North Ora said...

I love your little winter bunnies! They are so cute.

Judy

Jooles said...

Ahhh what a beautiful sight Helen! A sleigh full of handmade bunnies ..... just perfect.
I can't wait to see your decorations!
love Jooles x x x

Amy at love made my home said...

Your bunnies are of course so incredibly cute, but that sleigh is just as lovely too!! They make a wonderful combination together don't they. You are so talented!! xx

cristina said...

His wrist warmers I like very much, Helen ...! and their animals are always so beautiful ... I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Miss said...

Such funny pics. The dolls are beautiful. And the little house are so cute.
Every detail is a pleasure.
Miss

claire said...

So adorable :)

Lee said...

I adore your blog,your posts always make me smile,lovely pics.Those bunnies look as if they love their sleigh,soooo cute.I have made some wrist warmers too,couldn't be bothered to do stripes,all those ends to sew in lol.Did plain,they are on my blog if you want to have a peek.Hugs xx

PamKittyMorning said...

Adorable!

Annerose said...

Süß deine Weihnachtshasen im Schlitten. Die gestreiften Ohren gefallen mir besonders gut.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Little Crochet said...

They're perfect! Such amazing work, well done! Thanks for sharing xx

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Helen, They are so adorable! I am so glad Lolly got to join and did not feel left out! I am now going to pull out your book and see if I can make a lolly or two!

Ladybird Diaries said...

Visiting your blog always makes me smile Helen...so many pretty, colourful things to see! The bunnies you made are adorable, I love their little outfits and sweet scarves. Have a great week!
Marianne x

Madelief said...

You make the prettiest things Helen. Your rabbits look enchanting and the birdhouses look so sweet too. How do you manage to make it all? It's always such a busy time before Christmas. Enjoy your crafting!

Have a lovely week!

Madelief x

The warm fireplace said...

Love those bunnies, and what a lucky find the sleigh was, its just so lovely to sit by the fireside and crochet or sew. Have a good week.
Sue

Gracie Saylor said...

Helen,I want to play sleigh bunnies with you :) I have yet to finish hand stitching the two other bunnies that I cut out from your pattern, but my first bunny is snuggled up with some of the little stuffed sheep of my flock. I am currently quickly crocheting a bag to hold art supplies for a ten-year-old. Wishing you and yours blessings xx

Simone said...

I love all the bunnies and the sleigh is a perfect fit for them all! x

Jane said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your blog Helen, it's such a lovely place to be. The little bunnies are adorable! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

Viola said...

Hi Helen, I haven't been to blogland for a long time due to colds and stomach flu and a brochitis. November was a real horrible month. But your blog post is an encouraging one. Your rabbits are soo sweet! I wish I could sew that well. But I do like your striped wrist warmers at least as much. I will do a pair of them as soon as I find time. Your blog is always full of inspiration. Thanks a lot. Viola

Lori ann said...

eek! so SO cute helen. the most adorable things are always found here. LOVE. xxx

vintage grey said...

Your sweet bunnies are beyond precious!! The wrist warmers are so pretty!! Wishing you a happy and crafty weekend!! xo Heather

Susan Smith said...

Oh, those bunnies are just so cute, and such a pretty sleigh they are sitting in. Take care.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So sweet for Christmas!
Hugs,
Lin

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, I just love your bright and breezy take on Christmas decorating, it is so refreshing. Your rabbits are adorable on their little sleigh. I love the lyrics too, they conjure up such lovely wintery images.
Your cushion is adorable too. I hope all is well with you and yours. So sorry for my long absence, I hope to be blogging again soon.
Much love, Linda x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Sleigh rides for the rabbits...how wonderful is this! It's always fun at your house! Holiday hugs, Diane

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Holly&Berry are just adorable with their candy cane ears! And the sledge full of bunnies...Oh my, how sweet! It really doesn't matter that there is no snow outside :)

Wishing you lovely December days!

Yours,
Mia

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

Well aren't they just the cutest in their own sleigh and their own jumpers and scarves. I have that book too which I look though but haven't made anything yet. Now that the presents are off I will be doing some cleaning and decorating and then hopefully some sewing and crafting. I am knitting a scarf for a January birthday and crocheting those bookmarks so the gift making isn't quite done yet.
I can see why you got the sleigh....they were made for it and vice versa! Your home sounds so cozy. Stay warm! Hugs...Sam

Brandi said...

You are so creative. I love all of your holiday crafts. The bunnies are so cute and detailed.

...Nina Nixon... said...

So much Christmas gorgeousness.

Merry Christmas Helen. x

Alejandra Balanzario said...

Bunnies are so cute, they will share happiness every moment.
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Claire said...

Oh my gosh. The bunnies and the sleigh......too much! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas x x x

SuperLux said...

These are too cute for words! What a beautiful collection of all things pretty. :)

Have an even more beautiful 2015!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I feel like Alice who was fell down the rabbit hole and ended up in a magical place! Oh, my! This is a FABULOUS blog! :-)

The colors and crafts and cuteness are soul lifting!

I will be back. Indeed, I will.

I am going to have to explore and discover if you are possibly in England??? Happy Christmas has a familiar ring to it. :-)

Love, Love, LOVE your blog!

Happy New Year...

xo

Sheila :-)