The thing is that I knew who this grey rabbit was. She was Little Grey Rabbit, my favourite character from Alison Uttley's wonderful stories, illustrated by Margaret Tempest.
But she needed to be dressed.
Grandma, my mum and I did quite a good job between us! She wore an old baby dress of mine - did I really have MOP buttons as a baby, or did I add them on later? Not sure.
And one of the adults sewed her a blue apron, which I later converted into a pinny when my sewing skills improved - note use of vintage hooks and eyes.
One of the adults mended her feet at one point - thank you!
And I frequently sewed up her neck, tail and ears!I'm astonished to find her so battered and faded. She doesn't look quite that shabby in my memory. I've just put all her clothes into the wash...
The boys had favourite toys of their own, of course. Here is Donkey Blue, a short-lived offering from the Early Learning Centre. I know they only offered him briefly, because when he became indispensable to Son 1 we went to buy a second and they'd stopped selling him! Lots of mummy-mends on him, too...
And here is Tigger. Didn't recognise him? He's faded a bit over time, too.He is actually still indispensable to Son 2, who's having a bit of a struggle adjusting to secondary school. It's amazing the comfort we derive from our toys.
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