Here are Coco and Anne. Two little bunny sisters for two little funny sisters!
I hand-sewed them with love using the Maggie Rabbit pattern from Posie gets Cozy. Then I got to make them little dresses and shawls and boots. SO CUTE!
I added them to the Easter baskets after the bunny came. Very carefully so as not to disturb the Nerds and Jelly beans and glow in the dark wands.
I honestly thought they'd get thrown aside in favor of the jelly beans. But they love them and play with them and even sleep with them each night.
The next day Bella took Anne to the park and we took lots of pictures so she could write a story to go with them. This was something we used to do often with toys but haven't done in a while.
Bella and Anne at the Park
by Bella. Age 8.
Anne is a girl named Bella’s stuffed bunny. Bella is the big sister to Emily, but Emily is not in this story.
One spring day Bella decided she and Anne should go to the park.
When they got there, Bella decided to show Anne all the best spots to play.
First they went for a swing. Bella loved it. Anne wasn’t so sure.
Then they dug in the sand together. Anne was careful to not get her pretty dress dirty.
After everything they did, Bella always gave Anne a hug. Anne liked that.
Then they went on the big slidey thing. Ginormous to Anne! Anne was terrified.
They went to a restaurant and had pancakes for lunch.*
They didn’t like the table they had sat at, so they found a different one.
Then they sat on a big crocodile. Anne almost thought it was real!
They hung on bars, they slid down slides. They had a fun time!
And still, every time they did something, Bella always hugged Anne.
Soon it was time to go home.
Anne is one special bunny. If you had Anne, where would you go with her?
There are a number of things I adore about this story. First of all, can I just say, BUNNY. Second of all, no drama. At age 8 I would have thrown some orphans or thieving or a broken arm or something in there. Third of all, she mentions Emily so she wouldn't be left out of the story. And fourth of all, BUNNY.
I just wanted to share the magic of two toys coming to life. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do!