Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


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Bianca Bunny and Friends

Who can resist a bunny in a little dress and cardigan? Even when knitted from the same pattern each one has their own character, so cute and homely and a wonderful gift to make.

Bianca

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Bianca is made from a lovely creamy white yarn and dressed in a pretty yellow and turquoise dress, with a navy cardigan.

Bianca Bunny 4 Evie

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Evie is knitted in a fawn colour with a turquoise flecked dress and yellow cardigan.

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Lydia

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This one is dressed in pink and blue. Great way to use up small amounts of leftover yarn in your stash.

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What little girl could resist a ballerina bunny…..

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…..complete with ballet wrap.

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More Easter Gifts

Continuing on the theme of knitting for Easter, nothing conjures up images of Spring more than little lambs in a field.

Leanna Lamb

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This little lamb knitted in white and cream with pink inner ears would make a lovely gift for a spring baby.

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She turned out a good size, 14 inches standing and 9 inches in a sitting position, all knitted in a DK yarn including the dress. The soft feminine colours would be ideal for a little girl’s nursery.

More Bunnies

Well it wouldn’t be spring or Easter without the bunny and these two are my favourite ones to make.

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Both boy and girl bunny are from the same pattern, on the boy I changed to a white yarn for the tips of the ears and the muzzle to add variation.

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Love making the little clothes for these bunnies, you can have such a lot of fun choosing colour combinations.

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They are both 13 inches tall to the tips of their ears, so a good size, and a cuddly little gift to give along with an Easter Egg.


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Knitted Gifts for Easter

Mama and Baby Bunny

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Weather is cold and miserable here at the moment. It is pouring down which is good, as it will hopefully clear the snow we had yesterday.

I find one of the best ways to get through January and February is to focus on Spring and use the ‘bad weather’ days to get creative and knit some gifts for Easter. There are some wonderful patterns out there for rabbits, chicks and little Lambs.

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Just finished this cute little ensemble which would look wonderful as a centre piece in an Easter basket. It was knitted in DK yarn on 4mm and 3mm needles. It was all knitted flat so quite a bit of fiddly sewing involved but it does produce a sturdy enough toy for a little one to play with.

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The mother bunny is 9 inches (23cms) in height and the baby bunny is 2.5 inches (7 cms)

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The pram comes with mattress, little pillow and blanket. It measures 5.5 inches (14 cms) high and 6 inches (16cms) in length.

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just the right size to accommodate the little bunny.

Pram Bunny 7 The hood, handle and wheels are all knitted separately and attached to the body of the pram.

Although fiddly I think it turned out quite a cute project.

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Millie the Midwife

Well here is a serious little bunny who is very career minded and has become a nurse.

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In fact she is a midwife, would imagine there is a great demand for her services among the rabbit population.

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Millie is 11″ and knitted in DK including her uniform. I know nurses don’t dress like this anymore, but nothing says nurse more than the starched apron, the armbands and nurses cap. I remember as a child receiving an outfit like this nearly every Christmas!

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The little Moses basket is 5″ in length and has  little pillow and mattress and there is a little blanket to wrap around the tiny baby bunny.

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It makes a cute  play set for a little girl, especially one who is about to become a big sister.

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She is a very caring and trustworthy little bunny.


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More For The Toy Box…

With all the crafting and fitting in holidays I haven’t had much time to post lately, but here are a few items I’ve worked on in the last month.

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Hopefully they will all go off as gifts to delight their new owners.

Hannah & Pip

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As Autumn is fast approaching I thought a warm duffle coat would make a good seasonal addition to a dolls wardrobe and one she can use when taking her little puppy dog Pip for a walk!

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The duffle coat is done in a simple garter stitch and I thought yellow toggles would work well with the yellow and green dress and yellow hair bows. The red lead attaches very nicely round the dolls hand.

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Nothing nicer than meeting up with a friend. Both dolls are from the same pattern, just different hairstyles. Love using choosing the colours for the outfits, then seeing how different each one turns out.

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From green & yellow to…

Doll in Pink

… to blue and pink…

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and another one in similar colours.

Jack Bunny

Continuing with the duffle coat theme had to make one for a bunny

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This time in turquoise and navy, which teams up nicely with the baggy overalls.

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Baby Bear

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This cute little 5″ bear would delight a little girl who loves putting dolls to bed as it fits beautifully in the 9″ Moses basket.

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and looks very snug wrapped up in her blanket.

 

 

 


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Yet Even More Rabbits

I can’t believe how much I’ve neglected this blog! Update long overdue, but in my defence I have been busy with lots of projects on the go. Here are some of the rabbits I’ve completed lately.

Rosa & Saffron

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These two best friends, both 11″ high are kitted out in pretty lacy dresses with little short sleeved boleros, all ready to be taken out for that special occasion or to be placed in the centre of an Easter basket..

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Lily is from the same pattern but has a different style dress. Her pink dress has has a floral fair-isle border, and a moss stitch bodice.

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The matching green cardigan keeps her warm on cool spring days.

Daphne Bunny

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You can have a lot of fun choosing colours and making clothes for these rabbits, Daphne is definately dressed with Spring in mind

Tilly & VioletTilly Bunny

Tilly is a bigger rabbit, 17″when standing. She is knitted in a beautiful grey with lovely floppy ears that make her look very feminine.

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Oliver Bunny

With all these girl bunnies about I had to make a boy just to even things out

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He looks a mischievous character, with his stripey sweater and baggy overalls.

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Off to do some shopping now for more supplies

 

 

 


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Budding Ballerinas

There is always something so dreamy and romantic about the ballet and here are two little sisters who dream of performing at Covent Garden although the bottom of the garden is more likely to be their venue!

Margot Bunny

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She is based on Debi Birkin’s Bunty Bunny.

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She certainly likes to practice her moves!!

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I knitted the body of the rabbit in White and made three little skirts attching each on top of the other to give a tutu effect

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Her little Ballet wrap keeps her warm once she has cooled down after her excercises!

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Darcy Bunny

I did say these rabbits are addictive so had to make another one in differeny colours.

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Darcy is a cutie as well, she is a lovely grey bunny and loves her pink an lilac outfit.

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Think these bunnies are lovely gifts for little girls who have similar dreams of  becoming ballerinas!!

On the same theme I’ve finished a little Baby Ballet Wrap

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This is an 18″ chest so should fit a little girl up to 6 months. The inner wrap is secured by a button

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The matching hat and shoes also have the polka dot theme.

Off now to finish some dolls I’ve been working on