Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Shrinking bunnies

Well that's not completely true, but there is a connection - as tenuous as it may sound.

And not in a weird, bunnies disappearing before your very eyes trick either - 'urrrmmmm.........nope' - well not today anyway.  That is a definite 'no'

This tale starts off as an unhappy one (for me) but by the magic of crafting - a different kind of tomfoolery - will be (I'm hoping) a happy one in the end.

Confused?  Let me explain.

It all has to do with those pesky clothes moths and a couple of my lovely Toast woollens.

They nibbled them.........a lot!

Now I'm the first one to put my hand up and confess to being a bit of a slummy mummy - it goes with the territory and much to the embarrassment of my children (insert a sneaky little chuckle here)

But torn and tattered clothes, cardies and jumpers with ruddy great big holes in and even though they are worthy, they can't be (down to the amount of nibbling gone on) patched.

I just can't possibly get away with being 'that' slummy.

These were even rag bag rejects I'm afraid to say.

But the quality - the (original) price - surely they can be recycled somehow?

And then one day - on one of my many travels across virtual inspiration land - I happened upon a notion.  Not a new one I'm afraid, but a notion that I thought may work with my poor neglected (nibbled) woollens.

Chop them up and turn them into teddies - after shrinking first of course.  More abuse to my holey jumpers and cardies......big *sigh*

But with Easter fast approaching I thought (maybe) bunnies would be more fitting and it would save - not only my purse strings - but my little ones teeth too with one less chocolate egg each.  They do love their chocolate - just like their mum.

And that is just what I've been doing.

I've shrunk my woollens and chopped them up and late of an evening, when my little ones are fast asleep  - no sneaky peeks - I've been merrily assembling and stitching funny little faces, trying to create their very own Easter bunnies.

Though knowing the way I craft and with very little 'hey presto' magic up my sleeve......... I may be some time, but fingers crossed in time for Easter.

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