Blanket Bunny Rabbits

When I was a little girl I slept with my old baby sleeping bag. I had loved it to pieces, so soft and comforting, a little rabbit stitched on it, I called it Baggy. I still have Baggy but do not fear dear reader, I do not still sleep with it! I could never bear to discard Baggy after a sleep over at my grandparents around the age of five. My grandmother was rather aghast that I still slept with such a ragged old thing and so, she sent Baggy to the rubbish bin. I rescued Baggy and hid it inside my pyjamas until I went home. This is the inspiration behind my Blanket Bunny Rabbits. They are made from vintage pure wool Australian Blankets and have their own little blanket firmly attached to their paw. Nobody is taking away their blankets!

Blanket Bunny Rabbits have joined the owls in Winter Owls shop.

Blanket Bunny Rabbits have joined the owls in Winter Owls shop.

Blanket Bunny

49 thoughts on “Blanket Bunny Rabbits

  1. I have a bunny blanket – still! I got it when I was 4 and living in Italy. It was so cozy and it traveled everywhere with me. Of all the things I’ve been able to give away, throw away, or simply detach from, my Bunny Blankey is NOT one of them. It’s so tattered but it’s been oh-so-loved!

  2. dear Jen what a lovely background story to the creation of your Blanket Bunnies🙂
    They are super . And each one with a little quirky expression too !

  3. Good for you for rescuing Baggy. I love a happy ending.These Bunnies you have made are just lovely! I also love their own little blanky loves which no one can take off them.

  4. Those are adorable! And I love the bright colours, too … I am definitely going to be visiting your shop during my lunchbreak!🙂

    • It’s amazing the lovely colours that are in the vintage blankets, I’m getting obsessed with looking for them. The only thing is, they take up a lot of room to store and I’m worried my husband will start donating them back to charity shops!

  5. A wonderful story and some wonderful little bunnies! I loved my childhood blanket as well…it got lost when we made a big move, however….I was so sad ‘cuz i wanted to share with my kids when they came along, but couldn’t. I love your addition of bunnies to the shop…I adore rabbits and collect them (since I was born on Easter and my Mom started my collection when I was a young adult)

    • Oh, such a sad story! I think you should make yourself an adult blanket. I love that your Mom started a rabbit collection for you as you were born on Easter. I have just started my own little collection of rabbit salt and pepper shakers.

  6. Ohh, I love them! Very cute story, adorable and colorful little bunnies! I’m sure there are plenty of children out there, who would be more than happy to be best friends with them and share all their secrets! ;-D x

  7. I forgot to say that it is interesting to see how you have used the differences of colour from the original material (I guess?), in your final artwork (ears, neck, legs, and even at the eye-level of the blue one). These choices are great.

    • It was fun figuring out where to place the template before cutting them out. Interestingly I discovered that the squares on the original blankets were not always the same width.

  8. Gorgeous!! I’m sure my 5 year old son will be sleeping with his “bluey” comforter for some time yet. I love that no-one can steal their blankie! (And I wish I could somehow attach my son’s to him so I am not forever being asked to find it!!!)

  9. These are so adorable; never mind the kidlets; I’d want to keep mine!
    Good for you, rescuing Baggy; it’s nice to know you still have him. ~ Linne

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