Meet Flopsy. This photo was taken when she was just a few days old, and ready to be sent off to USA as a gift for my friend Kate's granddaughter.
Little did I know then that Flopsy would become one of the little girl's favourite things. It was only when Kate came to visit recently that she told me how fond her granddaughter was of Flopsy.
Fast forward just a couple of weeks, and I received a desperate email from Kate's D.I.L., saying that Flopsy had been involved in an accident involving a dog. I had a quick look through my yarn stash, discovered that I still had some of the original yarn both for Flopsy and her dress, so asked for her to be sent back to me. She arrived last Friday, looking rather sorry for herself,
but not beyond repair. Thankfully just her face and her dress had taken the worst of the damage, so straight away I set about knitting a new face.
Some extra stuffing was needed,
double stitching around the aperture to stop any further damage caused by running
then the new face was stitched into place, and compared to the original.
As she was such a well-loved and well-travelled rabbit, she was a bit grubby, so I gave her a bath
and while she dried out in the airing cupboard I set about knitting a replacement dress.
One fully repaired rabbit, now on the first leg of her return journey.
p.s. the parcel is finished using one of the dots and spots range of tapes, they are just fab, why not take a look?