Scraphappy Day November

A ‘real life’ friend of mine contacted me the other day as she had noticed I hadn’t been blogging recently and she was worried about me – thank you Mo 😘 – but I am here, safe and sound though seemingly missing my blogging mojo.  I’ve been reading and commenting on others’ blogs (for the most part) and, by the time I’ve done that, checked my Facebook groups, checked the BBC news headlines and my emails, I’ve sort of had enough of the screen and got bored of listening to Mr. Tialys and his meetings as his work station is right next to mine.

Anyway, I haven’t been idle in the workroom which is still a mess I’m afraid as the carpet fitter has gone sick and so there is still stuff stored in there which will eventually go back in the bedroom once he’s recovered enough to lay the carpet in there.  I have come very late to the Luna Lapin (felt rabbit) party and have been making her, her woodland friends and some of the miniature sized dresses, nighties, etc. that make up her wardrobe.  More of that another day – if I get round to a proper post but, for the moment, it’s Scraphappy Day and I was determined to get an entry in this time round.

So, after that little lot (and a fox partly completed), I had some spare felt.

So I made the peachy coloured rabbit a little baby.  Well you know what rabbits are like.

Those of you with kids, remember that weird way of standing with one hip stuck out with a baby or tot planted on the edge of it?

Wrong hip lady! That baby will slide right off.

Anyway, please note the scraps of Liberty fabric too.

So, in by the skin of my teeth again for November and, as it was Remembrance Sunday in the UK yesterday (today as I’m typing this), I’ll end with this which I made from scrap yarn and a vintage button.

Bad flash photo, sorry, but it gets dark here in the U.K. at some ridiculously early hour at the moment so needs must.

Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn.  Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.

Contact Kate or Gun (first names on the list) if you want to join in.

 

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn (me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Esther

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  1. #1 by Nice Piece of Work on November 15, 2021 - 08:58

    Those rabbits are adorable, I particularly love the baby. And despite being 28 years ago, I do indeed remember the weight of carrying around a small person.
    Your poppy is also lovely. I still have some late bloomers in my garden but the early openers have long gone. I’ve saved seeds for next year.

    • #2 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:58

      Thank you. My eldest is also 28 but it’s definitely a memory that stays with you (and your hip joint) isn’t it.
      We were overrun with opium poppies and have had to pull quite a lot out but I’m sure we’ll have missed some so we can enjoy them again next year albeit in slightly fewer numbers.

  2. #3 by lifebyacompassnotaclock on November 15, 2021 - 09:10

    Yes I remember the hip sticking out to cradle the small one …. 27/25/22 years ago now …. Seems like yesterday 🥰
    The rabbits are so gorgeous 🤩

    • #4 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:55

      Yes, mine are 28 and 26 now but I think my hip joint remembers it.

  3. #5 by katechiconi on November 15, 2021 - 10:46

    Being childless, I never carried my own small person around, only those borrowed from siblings. These days, it’s all laundry baskets or large plant pots. I expect even with the wrong hip, Ms Rabbit is doing a better job than I would! Very cute, and I do love the tiny flash of Liberty in the ears.

    • #6 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:54

      I bought a laundry basket with handles in the end – not something you can do with babies though 😂

      • #7 by katechiconi on November 17, 2021 - 10:13

        Can’t you get carriers for small dogs which are basically a doggy body suit with a handle at the back? That might have worked for babies too! As for laundry baskets, I always need to open a door with one hand and perch the basket on my hip, so even the handles on mine are not totally the answer.

      • #8 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 12:22

        🤣
        I can just imagine the looks you’d get from the yummy mummy mafia if you attempted such a thing. Unless already tried, tested and approved by some trendy ‘influencer’ I suppose, in which case you could do most anything.

  4. #9 by claire93 on November 15, 2021 - 12:50

    lovely use of scraps to make a baby for Luna ^^
    And yes, I too remember the baby on hip stance lol.

    • #10 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:50

      I made her a nightie and rather thought the teeny one could be her nightime ‘dolly’ which would explain why there’s only one rabbit baby – not the usual family size for a rabbit as somebody else has pointed out.

  5. #11 by Laurie Graves on November 15, 2021 - 13:06

    Those stuffed animals are sweet! I especially like the one—a badger?—in the overalls. But you can never go wrong with rabbits.

    • #12 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:47

      I love the badger too and his dungarees were fun to make.

  6. #13 by Quimper Hitty on November 15, 2021 - 14:57

    Only one baby rabbit?!!! The liberty ears are really cute!

    • #14 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:46

      Only one for now – I’ve got to make another big one first but, you’re right, baby rabbits don’t usually come singly do they 😉

  7. #15 by Susan Nixon on November 15, 2021 - 14:59

    What wonderful rabbits and animals. I never have the patience for making such things, but I surely do love seeing them.

    • #16 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:44

      I’ve often admired the ones others have made and never thought I’d get round to it but here I am.

  8. #17 by Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day! on November 15, 2021 - 15:06

    I totally understand the mojo. I hope yours is going again:). Baby on the hip rabbit is adorable! ❤️❤️

  9. #19 by Emmely on November 15, 2021 - 15:24

    Hello! Love the sweater the white rabbit is wearing!

    • #20 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:43

      I have to confess that I decided life is too short to knit a patterned jumper for a rabbit so, if you can believe it, that is a jumper for a wine bottle – it came complete with a little bobble hat to put on top of the cork, My daughter wondered why a wine bottle cover would need sleeves but I think the more pertinent question is why a wine bottle would need a jumper at all 🤣

      • #21 by Emmely on November 18, 2021 - 07:19

        In that case it is brilliant upcycling! That rabbit needs it a lot more than a wine bottle. Perhaps the jumper would prevent any wine from dripping on the table?

      • #22 by tialys on November 18, 2021 - 09:55

        I think it’s supposed to make the wine bottle look festive if you give one to somebody as a Christmas gift – as an alternative to a bottle bag for instance but, yes, definitely better on the rabbit.

      • #23 by Born To Organize on December 3, 2021 - 05:05

        Ok, that made me laugh out loud.

  10. #24 by nanacathy2 on November 15, 2021 - 16:35

    Oh what loveliness, they are so cute.Keep your hip in readiness for a grandchild or two.

    • #25 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:41

      Hmm…. I’ve got one daughter who’s not at all interested in children and one who I suspect might give in within the next few years but she’s more interested in adopting a kitten at the moment so we’ll see.

  11. #26 by CurlsnSkirls on November 15, 2021 - 16:55

    I shall probably never enter the sanctum that is L.L., but I can appreciate all the work of those who do ~ including your lovely self! Well done, Lynn!

  12. #28 by Carol Archer on November 15, 2021 - 18:49

    Wow, you have been busy…. I know how long these take. They are too Gorgeous for words!! Love them all. Expect they will all be demanding their “clothes” any minute!! 🤣😂 xx 💋

    • #29 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:39

      Thanks Carol, I know you’ve been down the Luna road. I’ve already made a pair of dungarees for the badger, two dresses, an apron and a nightie. I can’t resist.

  13. #30 by onesmallstitch on November 16, 2021 - 00:17

    oh, such cuteness! Like others, I carried babies and then grands on my hip – now I have a hip problem! Love the bunny’s sweater, the Liberty ears and the scrappy baby.

    • #31 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:38

      Yes, it’s no wonder we get hip problems when we get older is it? My girls have yet to produce any grands so they’d better hurry up f they want any hip jiggling help,

  14. #32 by cedar51 on November 16, 2021 - 07:07

    Luna Lapin and friends were made by a number of people in my crafting circle – along with making specialised garments for them from time to time…

    • #33 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:36

      I know I’m late to the party but a little bit addicted now – the tiny clothes are so cute.

  15. #34 by rutigt on November 16, 2021 - 09:28

    Cute rabbits! Love the Liberty ears!

    • #35 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:36

      I’ve got a lot of Liberty scraps so any excuse to use them is welcome.

  16. #36 by Lynda on November 16, 2021 - 16:26

    I always enjoy seeing what you make, but I am really partial to your little animal creations. Glad your bunny Mum has a little kit of her own. While not a mom myself, I can say I have had lots of practice carrying my sibs and also the littles when taught preschool. It’s such a natural thing to do.

    • #37 by tialys on November 17, 2021 - 08:35

      Thanks Lynda, I’m glad you like them.

  17. #38 by Beads and Barnacles on November 20, 2021 - 11:58

    Lovely to see you back again. I fully understand the missing blogging mojo… And sewing and countless other things mojo…
    Your woodland animals look adorable 😍

    • #39 by tialys on November 30, 2021 - 18:46

      Good to hear from you – I hope you are well.

  18. #40 by magpiesue on November 30, 2021 - 01:14

    I admire the Luna Lapins I’ve seen on the interwebs but doubt very much I will fall into that particular rabbit hole. I just bought a darling little doll’s dress from an auction – hand made, probably intended for a baby doll or what we know as American Girl dolls, neither of which I have in this house any more. My older grands are probably too old for that sort of doll play at this point ☹️ but maybe the newest little one will eventually enjoy it. What is it about dolls and stuffies? Even as adults some of us can’t leave them alone. 😉

    • #41 by tialys on November 30, 2021 - 18:48

      I think these are supposed to be ‘heirloom’ or collector type dolls which is a thinly disguised excuse for adults to play dress up I reckon. 😉

  19. #42 by Born To Organize on December 3, 2021 - 05:08

    I’m reading in reverse once again. You really are having a good time.

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