Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Bunny!

Soon it will be Easter and one can be easily affected by what is trending. So, when I was looking for something to make for Easter where we can sell in the activity center where I work, I found something from this book Ibought for many years ago.
Easter bunny

I copied the patterns from the book and found a piece of left over cloth and cut the different parts
the ears
I sewed together the different parts and filled them with wadding
Then I spotted an old curtain that could not be use any more and used it to make clothes for my bunny.
After sewing the dress
and the pants
Not so clear picture coz I was only using my phone. 
Voila! My bunny ready to move to someone who would buy it:)
If you want to know the story of Easter bunny, so feel free to read the story I found here
The Easter bunny has roots that go back to the pre-Christian, Angle-Saxon history. The holiday was originally a Pagan celebration, that worshiped the Pagan goddess, Eastre. She was the goddess of fertility and springtime. Eastre's earthly symbol was the rabbit. So the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon worshipped the rabbit that was believed to be Eastre's earthly incarnation.
When the Anglo-Saxons were converted into Christianity, the Pagan holiday, which occurred around the same time of year as the Christian memorial of Jesus' resurrection from the dead, was combined with the Christian celebration and it was given the name Easter. And the rabbit its place in the holiday Easter.
The rabbit was also the most fertile animal known in the pre-Christian fertility lore. They served as a symbol of the new life during the spring season. The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have its origins in Germany, where it was the first mentioned in German writing in the 1500s. This is another reason the bunny is known for Easter.

The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore in the 1700s, by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. The arrival of the "Oschter Haw" was considered the "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to the idea of a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a whole nest of colored eggs. The children would also build a nest in a secluded place like in the house, the garden, or the barn. The boys would use their hats and the girls would use their bonnets to make the nests for the "Oschter Haws". The Easter baskets came later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through the country. Thus it being the way you know it as today.

The Easter bunny is a great symbol for Easter. It represents the whole belief behind Easter. The Easter bunny is shown a lot throughout Easter and the spring season and now you know why. The bunny is a symbol of rebirth for the springtime. Bunnies are a very special part of Easter.

Bye for now 



  1. Næmmen så søt den ble, så flink du er til å sy.

    God lørdag fra Marit.

    1. Takk Marit. Ha en fin lørdag du også:)

  2. So, you can better sew than I. Golden fingers <3 I love your animal, so cute. Well done.

  3. Thanks Jedidja. I am trying:)

  4. How sweet, Joy, I love it! And you look great in that photo.

  5. Your Easter bunny turned out well Joy. Easter is in autumn here so some traditions don't make quite as much sense, but Jesus's death and resurrection is always worth celebrating.

  6. What an adorable bunny! And what a sweet post! Thanks for sharing, Joy.

  7. ang sipag nyo po talaga Mommy Joy. ang cute ng ginawa nyong easter bunny doll :))


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