Carol Turner

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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…

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… to blue and pink…

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and another one in similar colours.

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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

 


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Bears and Bunnies

Life now seems to be settling down to some semblance of a routine after experiencing the sad loss of my Mum. Thank you everybody for your expressions of sympathy and prayers, most of you I only know through the internet and your kindness and support have been very touching.

It was my Mum who taught me to knit all those years ago and she was always a fan of my knitting no matter how it turned out!!! So over the past couple of weeks I have picked up the needles again and managed to finish a few works in progress.

William Bear

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William is a cute little bear created from one of the Mary Jane’s Tearoom patterns. I knitted the bear and his clothes in DK using 4mm for the bear and 3.75mm needles for the clothes.

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He measures 17″ so a good size bear and the clothes just fit beautifully.

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He looks ready for action. Just love his little boots they fit so well which is all down to the clever design of Mary Jane.

I think William would look great in any nursery and would also make a lovely gift to any collector of bears.

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Jed and Jess

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This little pair are also from Mary Jane’s Tearoom. They are quite small but when put together they do make a cute pair.

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They are virtually the same pattern, with the girl bunny having floppy ears and a pinafore…

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While the boy bunny has straight ears and a pair of breeches. They measure about eight to nine inches tall and could sit quite nicely in the corner of a crib or play pen.

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Last but not least come another pair of Debi Birken rabbits.

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They are based on Bunty Bunny and you can have such a lot of fun making their little outfits.

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The rabbits measure 11″ and their clothes can be made from small amounts of yarn you may have left over in your stash.

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Be warned these rabbits are highly addictive once you start to make them!!

 

 


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More for the Toy Box…..

Life has been very busy latley as I’ve been taking care of my Mum who is quite poorly at the moment, so apologies for not keeping the blog up to date over the last few weeks. I have managed to still  keep up with my knitting though, creating mainly dolls and rabbits.

Miss Isabella

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She is based on Jean Greenhowe’s Emily. I have made this doll before and just love the way she turns out, Jean is a brilliant designer, lots of fiddly parts to sew together but well worth the effort.

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I used 4mm needles with DK yarn and she turned out 17″ in height, which gives a nice size doll. I used a spotted yarn for the blouse which contrasts well with the pinafore.

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Being dressed in the Victorian style she has her long pantalets to keep her warm.

Miss Florence

After making Isabella, I was asked to make another in different colours.

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I used mainly pinks and greys here and was happy with the result.

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With a little support she stands well on her own.

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These dolls are really sweet and can make a lovey addition to both the nursery or as a gift for an older child.

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Lucy

Lucy is a smaller doll more suitable  for an older child.

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She stands at 11″and is quite a little fashionista, a doll about town so to speak!!

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She could be made with different outfits as even the shoes are knitted separately. This would keep a little girl happy dressing her up….

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…..in snug little cardigans

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A few more Rabbits

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I’m so addicted to these little bunnies that I get withdrawal symptoms If I don’t knit one after a certain length of time. They are a Debi Birken pattern and if I need to knit a rabbit this is definately my bunny of choice.

Pansy Bunny

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Her friend….

Iris Bunny

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and their friend also complete with snug cardigan

Avril Bunny

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Off now to work on some teddy bears!

 


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Best of Friends

I was asked to knit a monkey and a rabbit as a gift for twin boys, so here we have Max and Ben!

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I put cream markings on the rabbit to match the ears and mouth of the monkey. They are knitted in DK with the monkey measuring 15″ (he does have long skinny legs and arms) and the rabbit from tips of ears to toes is 11″

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Max is from a pattern from Ala and Ela but I changed the clothes so he would match the rabbits outfit.

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I put both characters in the same little jumper and baggy overalls but used different colours, so they are bright and colourful to liven up the nursery!

I have knitted the monkey before but as a girl monkey and I do think they go well together, certainly be a cute gift for boy and girl twins.

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Well there’s another project!