Helping my mother-in-law move house (she was moving into a retirement village), we came across a long lost friend.
Hubby fondly remembers having a bunny when he was little, and had assumed it was long gone.
What a wonderful surprise!
Rabby was lovingly crafted by a favourite aunt (Aunty Lucy). He was made from a piece of cream wool blanket.
With a button eye missing, an arm nearly off, a few stains, Rabby was
looking a little worse for wear.
He is quite heavy, so after carefully undoing the arm (that was falling off), I discovered him to be stuffed with some kind of pink cotton??? clumpy looking filling.
So I decided to unstuff (is that a word?) Rabby and give him a good soak to see if I could get the stains out. It doesn't matter if they don't completely come out. And I don't really want to bring him back to 'new'. He still has to look a little .....what's the word?....aged?
The embroidered face will have to be reworked as it was a bit moth-eaten. I have gone through my old button collection to find a pair of matching eyes to stitch on.
I will do an update post when he is ready.
Do you still have any of your cherished childhood toys?
Cheerio for now,