Spring Bears, Spring Bunnies

Spring is almost here...officially, Sunday March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox. Coinciding, but not coincidentally, with the Vernal Equinox is Scarlet Elfcup's birth date! Yes, friends, on Sunday, March 20th Scarlet Elfcup will turn two! There is much to be celebrated in the second year of life. But, don't let me spoil the fun just yet.

Instead, let me tell you that the bears and the bunnies have come out from hibernation to jumpstart the festivities that Spring has to offer.

This lot has roused from slumber to gather together and bring you baskets of Easter goods. After making Juju Bunny for Baby Amandina, I was so excited to have a stuffed bunny pattern that I wanted to make different variations of the critter by working with different fabric types and textures. Here are the results:

KORDEE, corduroy baby bear

Kordee measures slightly less than 8" (20 cm) long. This lovely textured bear is made with all natural materials. Kordee is made with 100% cotton corduroy. Kordee's ears, hands and feet are lined with a beautiful 100% Japanese Echino cotton linen fabric. Kordee is stuffed with 100% clean carded wool. His eyes and nose are embroidered with 100% cotton embroidery floss. His arms and legs are string jointed and stabilized and strengthened with beautiful vintage wooden buttons.

Kordee comes dressed accordingly for the occasion whilst wearing a hand knit bunny bonnet. His tangerine bonnet is hand knit with a 50% wool / 50% alpaca yarn by Isager. The ears are lined with the same fabric as that on his ears, hands and feet. 

Kordee comes bearing a nest full of tiny eggs which he found on the forest floor while scavenging for nuts and berries. The nest measures 3" (7.6 cm) in diameter and less than 1" (2.5 cm) tall and is crocheted with strips of 100% Japanese cotton linen fabric , made from the same material as that lining his ears, paws and feet. The three small wooden eggs each measure a little over 1" (2.5 cm) tall and are left unfinished and undecorated so that you can have the pleasure of decorating them with baby bear, Kordee, over Easter. 

CARMINA, velveteen baby bunny

Carmina measures approximately 8" (20 cm) long. This luxurious velveteen bunny is made with all natural materials. Carmina is made with premium quality 100% cotton velvet. When you hold her, you will know how ultra soft she feels. Carmina's ears, hands and feet are lined with a beautiful 100% Japanese Echino cotton linen fabric. Carmina is stuffed with 100% clean carded wool. Her eyes and nose are embroidered with 100% cotton embroidery floss. Her arms and legs are string jointed and stabilized and strengthened with beautiful wooden crafted buttons.

Carmina comes capped with an ultra-soft bunny bonnet. Her lovely 100% baby alpaca hat is hand knit with holes fitted just for her baby bunny ears to poke through.

Carmina comes carrying on her back a basket filled with a single wooden egg. The basket measures a little over 2" (5 cm) in diameter and about 2" (5 cm) tall and is crocheted with a 100% merino wool yarn by Madeleine Tosh. The straps are made of 100% linen ribbon. The wooden egg is made in Russia and measures 3" (7.6 cm) tall and 6" (15 cm) in circumference...so, about the size of an actual small egg. The egg is left unfinished and undecorated so that you may have the pleasure of painting and adorning it yourself on Easter. It is also hollowed inside...perfect for inserting a tiny surprise for your loved one on Easter.

TOTO, woolen baby bear

Toto measures 10" (25 cm) long. This sweet soft bear is made with all natural materials. Toto is made with clean, pre-washed, repurposed 100% merino wool. Toto's ears, hands and feet are lined with a lovely Liberty of London 100% cotton poplin fabric. Toto is stuffed with 100% clean carded wool. His eyes and nose are embroidered with 100% cotton embroidery floss. His arms and legs are string jointed and stabilized and strengthened with 100% coconut shell buttons.

Toto comes capped with an ultra-soft bunny bonnet. His lovely 100% baby alpaca hat is hand knit with an Isager yarn and the ears are lined with the same fabric as that found on his ears, hands and feet.

Toto lumbers along carrying a basket filled with three tiny wooden eggs. The basket is hand weaved using clean and treated pine-needles shed by the great Redwood trees found locally. The basket is weaved in the shape of an upside-downed bees nest for little bears love to dip their paws inside such nests when the sweet smell of honey is in the air. Inside the basket, strips of linen are used for straw. The three small wooden eggs each measure a little over 1" (2.5 cm) tall. The trio of unfinished wooden eggs are perfect for decorating to your heart's desire come Easter. 

PEBBLES, cotton linen baby bunny

Pebbles measures approximately 8" (20 cm) long. This simply chic bunny is made with all natural materials. Pebbles is made with 100% cotton linen. Pebbles' ears, hands and feet are lined with a beautiful 100% Japanese cotton linen fabric. Pebbles is stuffed with 100% clean carded wool. Her eyes and nose are embroidered with 100% cotton embroidery floss. Her cheeks are blushed with red beeswax. Her arms and legs are string jointed and stabilized and strengthened with beautiful wooden crafted buttons.

Pebbles comes wearing a smart bunny bonnet. Her sweet pink cap is hand knit with mohair, silk and merino wool yarn and an opening made just to fit her wee bunny lobes.

Pebbles comes carrying on her back a basket filled with a single wooden egg. The basket measures a little over 2" (5 cm) in diameter and about 2" (5 cm) tall and is crocheted with a 100% cotton yarn. The straps are made from ric-rac. The wooden egg measures 3" (7.6 cm) tall and 6" (15 cm) in circumference...so, about the size of an actual small egg. The egg is left unadorned so that you may have the pleasure of painting and decorating it to your heart's delight. And the hollowed inside is perfect for sneaking a special note or treat inside for your loved one.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kordee, Carmina, Toto, and Pebbles are recommended for ages 5+ due to the delicate nature of their design. Their string jointed limbs will not withstand rough play. And the small parts on them pose as choking hazards for very young children. They are not intended for children who still mouth their toys.

If you are interested in giving these Spring bears and Spring bunnies a loving home to go to for Easter, they are now available in the Etsy shop.

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