As you, my loyal blog readers recall from this post back in March, I dabble in amigurimi every now and then when I feel like counting stitches. I made two sweet bunnies at Easter time - one for my little guy and one for my 5 year old cousin.
Sadly, we never saw them at Easter time and even though we saw each other since then, I kept forgetting her Easter present. We saw everyone this past weekend as we were helping them move. My sweet little cousin was feeling a little sad about the move and the stress mom and dad were feeling was obviously rubbing off on her. When everyone took a break for lunch, I happily announced that I had her Easter gift with me and presented her with her very own diva bunny. Here is my best recollection of the conversation.
Her Mom: Oh wow, Melissa did you make that?
Me: Why, yes I did!
Her: You made this?!? *whispers to mom* no one ever MADE me a stuffed animal before.
Her Mom: I know, isn't it pretty?
Her: Yes, its extra special.
Wow! That's the best compliment ever! My diva bunny is extra special, I couldn't ask for a better reception for her. She proceeded to carry the bunny around all day, giving it hugs and having it give me hugs. There's nothing better than a hug from a stuffed animal when the sweetest little girl is behind it! I believe the timing on this was the best, she got a little something made specially for her at a time when things are kinda crazy and stressful. Watching her play with diva bunny made my day!
On an unrelated note, please keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming sale! Its the EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary Sale! *5 DAYS ONLY* Starting Wednesday 8/13 and ending Sunday 8/17. Buy any two items from my shop and get a third one half off!! (Half price item is the lowest price item. Valid on all items except blankets. Item refund via PayPal) Check back here on Wednesday for details on how to find other participating shops!