I don't normally decorate for Easter, but I had collected some vintage Easter decorations out of the by-the-pound thrift bins over the years and decided to put them together in a bunting. I didn't have enough items or enough variety for a random dispersal, so I needed some balance and decided to make one item to create that. I haven't yet put together the final bunting, but I did finish my addition to the collected items yesterday.
It's another yarn doll to "match" the one my great-grandmother made and it's not really what I'm posting about: what I'm posting about is the wee felt basket Mr. E Rabbit carries! Behold:
This is one of those projects that I thought wouldn't be nearly so complicated and time consuming as it ended up being, but I sure am pleased with how it turned out. So I took lots of detail photos before I installed it on Mr. E Rabbit's arm where it would be harder to see. And I am now sharing them with you. Ahem.
This photo shows the bead "rivet" that would hold the handle to the basket if it weren't actually glued on.
I cut fringes in two colors of green, then accordion-folded them together to create the grass. The eggs are made from polymer clay that I painted after tey were baked & cooled, then glued nestled into the grass:
Yet another shot, this one focusing on the woven felt strips:
And lastly a shot with a bottle cap for scale (yes, Guinness is even good for hard, working Mr. E. Rabbit):
Wait! Who's that out in the woods!? It's Mr. E Rabbit come to deliver some colored eggs! Shhhh. Don't scare him off.
He wears a vest similar to that on the lady rabbit my great-grandmother made that will be on the bunting when I'm done and a matching bow tie. So dapper. So classy.
There are photos of the lady rabbit that my great-grandmother made (and her fluffy tail) on the post I did for the kitties I made for a Valentine's swap, scroll down to the third entry in the thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420277.0#axzz2OkftPq1f