Friday, 7 September 2007

Moonlit rabbit


This is my first project involving the felt I made from the shed fur of our rabbit Anya. As you can see from the last post about the felt, the rabbit face formed spontaneously in the felt making process, I've just added a button as an eye. The moon is the foil insert from a coffee jar, the wispy cloud is more rabbit felt and the black satin is from an old skirt that I had shortened.

No paint but a limited palette for Inspire Me Thursday

25 comments:

said...

that really is quite incredible and a lovely way to remember anya...
all the best

Patricia J. Mosca said...

A keepsake that needs to be framed...
I love felting, but do not do it often...this piece has a lot of sentiment, you can feel it...GREAT!!

Royce Addington: said...

Exudes a 'Velveteen Rabbit' kinda' warm and soft and loving feeling!
I agree with Pattie, you should frame this!

Miriam said...

The way that felt turned out for you indicates to me that Anya was just making sure you would never forget her! I love how it came out looking like a rabbit. Such a clever use of a coffee can foil too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Na- thanks!

Pattie - This is the first time I've made felt! I'm intending to frame it, just have to find the right way to do it. The felt is quite thick.

Royce - thanks!

Miriam - yes I think she was too!

audrey h. said...

How beautiful this is and I love how the face just came along spontaneously.......was obviously meant to be :o) Love it, just beautiful!

Lazulipi said...

Did you ever read that wonderful children's book 'Pat the Bunny'?
This reminds of that in all the best ways.

PixieDust said...

I love this - and texture! Oh, to actually touch this must be divine...

:-)

Anonymous said...

Anya would be proud, she still looks beautiful!

carla said...

That's really cool! I love that you used Anya's fur to make a rabbit image! The design is so simple, but so effective and sweet:> Now you're making me think there's something I can do with the tons of hair my German shepherd Heidi sheds - it rolls like tumbleweeds through the house! I could probably make a whole new dog out it! Great piece:>

the heartful blogger said...

This is so beautiful!! And what a perfect way to remember Anya.

megan said...

In my mind, you are the creative queen of re-use & re-imagine. Your pieces encourage me to look at things & then look again. This one is enchanting & makes me think of a child's picture book...or maybe it is the beginning of one...a little rabbit who became a...little rabbit!

Judy Scott said...

what a genius idea, and such a lovely reminder, hope you have a wonderful break, Jx

Deb G said...

This turned out wonderfully....

M Pritchard said...

I love it. It reminds me of a children's storybook too. One of my favorites to read to my girls was The Runaway Bunny.
I'll have to look online about felting. Like Carla, I've wondered about making something from the hair of my 3 German Shepherds. Every day, I swear, I sweep up enough hair to clothe a couple of good sized bunnies. There must be some use for it.

Lea Antonio said...

What a beautiful piece of work... otherworldly.

Abzdragon said...

Aw this is so sweet... what a great memorial <3 Have fun on holiday too!! :)

Pilar said...

This is so fun! I love how the fuzziness of the rabbit is empathized by the black of the background.

Julia said...

What a wonderful process!!

~Gina said...

How unique and creative. I love this piece!

~Gina

AnnieElf said...

Oh happy accidents and inspired design. Wonderful.

Garden girl said...

Have you heard of the simple living network? they have lots of green/simple living ideas and off course a great discussion forum with frugal crafts board...



http://www.simpleliving.net/main/custom.asp?recid=3

Garden girl said...

thanks for nice comments on my blog...you mentioned gorse...oh yes know it v v well, fell into some when young kid in living in UK!
would love to see a photo here of some just to refresh a memory!

my backyard said...

That is so cool that you used rabbit fur to form the rabbit

sunnymama said...

Great rabbit! I love the wispy cloud in front of the moon too.