I was thrilled when a lovely lady asked me to making one of my begging rabbits in velveteen, or really The Velveteen Rabbit , to go with the famous book of the same name she was giving her daughter for her birthday.
The Velveteen Rabbit, is one of my absolute favourite books, and one whose message and story is very close to my heart and all I believe about toys.
I was a little daunted too, hoping I was up to the challenge. I found as I made my version that it looked better with a pink nose and black eyes , rather than going with the amber and black eyes and red noses in the original illustraions. So it's not really an exact match so to speak, but hopefully very much in the spirit.
And hopefully will be loved like the original in the book . ( Mr Whiskers is at least feeling the love)